Junior dos Santos has expressed his desire to take on heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic in the near future.
Dos Santos, a former UFC heavyweight champion himself, has won three of his last five fights, with the most recent being an impressive unanimous decision win over Ben Rothwell at UFC Fight Night 86 in April.
Furthermore, Dos Santos handed Miocic his last loss, which came via unanimous decision at UFC on FOX 13 in December 2014.
“I’m coming from a good victory against Ben Rothwell,” Dos Santos told MMAjunkie. “I was the last guy to beat Stipe Miocic. If the UFC wants to see a really good fight between the standup heavyweights, they will make that fight happen.”
Should the UFC think someone else is more deserving of a title shot than Dos Santos, then the 32-year-old is eager for a rematch with Alistair Overeem as the 36-year-old knocked him out in the second round of their bout at UFC on FOX 17 in December last year.
While the Brazilian doesn’t think a rematch with Overeem will help his career in any way whatsoever, he admitted that he would like to avenge his loss to the Dutchman.
“I don’t think it’s going to add anything for my career,” Dos Santos said. “But I lost to him, so I need to prove to people that I am the better fighter. I would enjoy fighting against him again, but it seems like he doesn’t want to.”