UFC Quick Quote: Junior dos Santos needs to fight because he needs to get paid

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"Of course, it would be amazing to face Velasquez at UFC ‘Rio’ in August, but I cannot stay away from the Octagon for a year just waiting for him to recover. I really think that the fairest thing to do would be for [UFC President] Dana [White] to give me the opportunity to fight for an interim belt. I’m 100 percent focused on getting this belt. I’m in the best moment of my career, training hard and working so hard to reach the fight of my life, and, suddenly, it’s postponed eight months. It’s definitely not fair. I’m already five months away from fighting. I can’t wait eight months. Fighting is my life, not only because I love to do that but because I need to fight for a living. I still don’t make money like the other top guys, so I really need to work."

UFC heavyweight number one contender Junior dos Santos continues to make his case for an Interim title fight while division champion Cain Velasquez recovers from a shoulder injury that forced him to withdraw from his pending fight against "Cigano." The Brazilian tells Sherdog.com that he would love to fight in "Rio," but his checking account isn't cooperating with the timeline required to stay on the shelf until August. Does the UFC owe Dos Santos another fight? And should it be for the Interim strap? Opinions, please.

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