It looks like Junior dos Santos will finally get his shot at the UFC heavyweight title when he is expected to face Cain Velasquez on November 19th in San Jose, CA. The event was originally coined UFC 138, but an event in Birmingham two weeks before that will be UFC 138 so it looks like UFC 139 will host JDS vs. Cain. Dos Santos spoke to Tatame about fighting Cain in his backyard and how he will deal with not having a lot of fan support in San Jose:
"Actually, I don’t pay much attention to the fans before the fight. My focus is on my opponent. I get into the octagon looking at him, thinking about him and I have only my game plan in mind. I guess where we’re fighting, the fans will support him, but that’s not a problem… I’ll make them cheer for me."
He also mentions that Cain's undefeated record isn't really all that important to him:
"He’s so far undefeated, he’s the UFC champion, and that’s what I’m worried about. I don’t mind if he’s undefeated to far or if he’s a tough guy or if it’s Velasquez. To me it only matters that he’s the UFC champion and I want to become a UFC champion. I’ll be 100% for this bout, I’m feeling great. I guess it’s my time. It’s my turn. I’m improving everything in my life and, on the day of the fight, I’m sure I’ll bring this belt to Brazil".
Let's hope and pray that there are no setbacks or injuries and dos Santos finally gets his shot at the gold.