That's according to "Cigano's" manager, Ed Soares, who tells MMA Weekly that Dos Santos wants to fight while UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez undergoes surgery for a torn rotator cuff.
But that may be easier said than done.
With Brock Lesnar and Frank Mir possibly booked for an upcoming rubber match, there aren't too many heavyweight candidates on the UFC roster that haven't already gotten their asses handed to them by the hard-hitting Brazilian.
How about it Maniacs, is this a slugfest you would be interested in seeing? If not, who's the next choice from the very short list of available fighters?
UFC heavyweight number one contender Junior dos Santos wants to fight while division champion Cain Velasquez is on the injured list for the next 6-8 months. Who should his opponent be?
Shane Carwin. "The Engineer" is coming off a loss but who wouldn't want to see that slugfest? (1689 votes)
Screw Mir vs. Lesnar III. Brock just lost his title and is next in line. (755 votes)
See above -- but I'd rather see what Mir can do against the Brazilian. (393 votes)
Brendan Schaub. He didn't earn it but I wanna see how many Schaub reports we can get in the span of one month. (171 votes)
I don't care so long as it's for the Interim title. (242 votes)
All your choices suck. Here's mine (see comments). (130 votes)
3380 total votes