Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos appears to have a target time period to get back in the cage. Dos Santos lost in his last bout, dropping a fifth round TKO in an attempt to regain the title from Cain Velasquez.
In speaking with MMA Fighting, dos Santos trainer Luiz Dorea says they have a plan in place for when he'll return to action as well as ways to improve his training:
"He took some time off and is now back to training," dos Santos’ head coach Luiz Dorea told MMAFighting.com. "We’re thinking about a fight around May or June, but there’s nothing set yet."
"We have plans to spend some time in the U.S., seek new training," he said. "We need to continue to evolve. When an athlete thinks he knows everything, it’s the beginning of the end. We need to learn new techniques, so we plan to go to the U.S. to train wrestling and also train in other gyms in Brazil."
Dos Santos having lost twice to Cain Velasques means a title shot isn't likely in the cards in the near future, but he remains solidly the second best heavyweight in the world behind Cain. So he will be in the difficult position of facing a series of tough fights with little hope of getting his belt back unless Velasquez should drop the strap.
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