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Happy and Confident JDS ready for title shot

Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos (18-4) says that if he recaptures the gold, opponents have to wait in life for a title shot.

Dos Santos faces heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic (16-2) at the upcoming UFC 211’s main event in Dallas, Texas and live on pay-per-view, Saturday, May 13.

It is the second meeting between the two, with Dos Santos coming out on top by way of decision in the first bout.

Dos Santos joined The Roman Show and said that he has been frustrated recently. He last fought back in April of 2016. The American Top Team had some potential opponents lined up, but they dropped out that’s why he feels, as champion, upcoming foes should line up for their title shot.

“Get back in the line and wait for your chance,” he said. “I was upset. But now it doesn’t matter. I am fighting the best heavyweight and I’ll beat him.”

Hear the complete interview, below.

Dos Santos is coming into the fight in a happy mood thanks to his wife giving birth to their new son. He says fatherhood and his experience facing the best the UFC’s heavyweight division has to offer have changed his mindset.

“I have more experience,” he said. “I am mature. Everything is better for me; everything is working better for me in my life. I decided to be something I am not. Now I am going to go back to the old Junior Dos Santos. My boxing skills are my main strategy, but I am ready for anything. I have learned a lot during this time. This is going be the best Dos Santos.”

Dos Santos also spoke about his the current heavyweights in the division, training and more.

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