Junior Dos Santos fights Stipe Miocic for the UFC Heavyweight Championship tonight at UFC 211 in the pay-per-view main event. Even though this is a rematch, and he beat the current champ in their first fight, he doesn’t consider Stipe his top rival in MMA.
“I don’t think so,” he said on FS1’s “UFC Tonight” this week. “He’s a nice guy. I think my biggest rival is Cain Velasquez. We did the trilogy together. But right now I’m facing the champion of the world and he deserves my attention and my respect, and the way I’m going to show it is by giving him 100 percent of my attention in the Octagon.”
He doesn’t think, if he loses, this is his last title opportunity. “I’m just 33 years old,” he said. “I have a lot to give for this sport. I’m very confident I’m going to be champion again. I make my opportunities. I’m going to make it happen.”
JDS noted that his ATT camp has nine fighters on it. “It’s amazing. We did a song for it. From AC/DC: ‘I’m ATT, I’m dynamite.’”
See the whole video interview HERE.