May 26, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Junior Dos Santos reacts to his TKO against Frank Mir following the end of UFC 146 at the MGM Grand Garden event center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE
UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos was a guest on MMA Uncensored Live on Thursday and has some interesting things to say about the UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. It's been rumored for a long time that Jones would eventually make his way up into the heavyweight division. When JDS was asked about it, he said that Jones would do just fine with the big boys (transcribed by MMA Mania):
"Jon Jones is really good. He's really good. It's different, for sure. If he comes up to the heavyweight division, it's gonna be tough for us, for sure. I really like him, but if he comes up to the heavyweight division, and he gets the chance to fight for the title, we're gonna fight. I will give my best to beat him. It doesn't matter who my opponent is. If it's gonna be him, I don't care."
He also gave his opinion on whether Alistair Overreem should get an immediate title shot when he comes back from suspension:
"I don't care about who's gonna be my opponent. I never choose my opponents. It just depends on the UFC. But I don't think Overeem deserves to be fighting or the title, at this point, because he failed the drug test. So, I think Cain Velasquez deserves his rematch against me. It just depends on the UFC. If they tell me to fight Overeem or Cain Velasquez or I don't know who, I'll be ready to fight."
"I don't know Cormier very much. I think that Cain Velasquez is better than him. Cormier, for sure, is good. He's the Strikeforce champion and all, but I think Cain Velasquez is more dangerous. In this division, I think that Cain Velasquez is the number two, because I am the number one."
It seems pretty clear that it'll be a Dos Santos vs. Velasquez rematch next either way, but it's nice to see Cigano say what's on his mind in regards to other possible contenders.