UFC champ Junior dos Santos not a fan of Overeem and Sonnen getting title shots

Victor Decolongon

UFC Heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos has told a Brazilian radio station that he does not agree with the UFC's decision to give title shots to Alistair Overeem and Chael Sonnen.

UFC Heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos doesn't much care for the UFC's pay-per-view driven approach to booking title shots. He recently spoke out and decried the decision making that led to booking Chael Sonnen against Jon Jones for the next Light Heavyweight title fight in April of 2013. He also doesn't care for the UFC's decision to promise Alistair Overeem a shot at the HW belt upon his return from a year's suspension for a failed urine test.

Fighters Only translated some comments dos Santos made on Brazilian radio:

"It's kind of out of order. Nowadays, the UFC is prioritizing those fights which will sell well. A prime example of this was Chael Sonnen, who sold his fight very well. Overeem has followed the same path," hr told Brazilian radio station Beat 98.

"But, for me, bring it on. I do not run from any challenge, I know I can beat anyone whatsoever. Come whoever comes, I will do my best to go out with a win in the Octagon."

Dos Santos is scheduled to re-match former champ Cain Velasquez at UFC 155 on December 29, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He took the title from Velasquez at the first UFC on Fox event last November. Since winning the belt he has defended it once against Frank Mir at UFC 146.


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