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Quatro Campeões: Junior dos Santos is taking the heavyweight title back to Brazil


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"For a while my preparation is calm. I'm just getting stronger to start the explosion work later on. I've been focusing boxing, jiu-jitsu without forgetting takedown defense and also training takedown attacks. If the chance comes up I can put him down as well. The things are getting along well. I'm just anxious to know when this [fight] is going to be. The belt is coming to Brazil. I've got all the conditions to become the fourth Brazilian champion, currently."

We know heavyweight number one contender Junior dos Santos is a knockout artist but according to the Brazilian bomber, he also has it in his head that he can take down wrestling standout and current UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez. No date has been announced for their fight but in the same interview "JDS" states that he was told by company President Dana White that if he were to win the title, his first defense of the strap could very well come at UFC: "Rio" when the organization makes their long awaited return to his homeland. If he were to defeat the American Kickboxing Academy product, that would make four Brazilian champions of the seven major weight classes. Don't agree with "Cigano's" prediction? Let's hear the argument against it. And for the benefit of those that speak Portuguese, video of the interview is after the jump.

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