"We're in no hurry for a title shot. He's only 25 years old, so he's still a growing kid. Every time I see him he seems like he's a little bigger. He's drinking his milk and just getting bigger and stronger. I think we'd like to see Rodrigo beat Cain (Velasquez) and have that title shot, but whatever the UFC decides is fine with us. They've given us some great fights, some incredible opportunities, and we're just going to take whatever they give us. We never pick our opponents, so whoever they put in front of us, we'll take with a smile on our face."
Manager extraordinaire Ed Soares talks about the future of his bright young star, Junior dos Santos, who rose to power with a first round shellacking of Fabricio Werdum at UFC 90 way back in October 2008. Since then, "Cigano" has been unstoppable, putting the Brazilian stamp of disapproval on Stefan Struve, Mirko Filipovic and Gilbert Yvel. Now perhaps the last thing that stands between him and a shot at heavyweight gold is a hulking Goliath named Gabriel Gonzaga, who awaits his fellow countryman at UFC on Versus 1 in Colorado. Will "Napao" trade places with dos Santos on the list of 2010 title contenders on March 21?