Junior Dos Santos Talks Plans To Call Out Boxing Champ Dontay Wilder
Junior Dos Santos is facing Francis Ngannou this weekend, at UFC Minneapolis. However, he has his eyes set on challenges outside of the MMA world.
The weekend’s main event is battle between two of the most feared strikers in the UFC’s heavyweight division. Former champ Junior Dos Santos takes on wrecking ball Francis Ngannou, in Minneapolis. Both of these competitors are known for having good boxing, and heavy hands.
Ahead of this fight, Dos Santos spoke to MMAFighting about his desire to get back the belt. JDS spoke about how he wanted to fight boxers ever since he was UFC champ, but stopped pursing that after losing the belt. However, if he gets gold again, he knows who he wants to call out.
“I think and I already have this idea in my mind who it could be. It could be Deontay Wilder because everything I see about Deontay, he’s a great champion, he knocks everybody out and he doesn’t run away from a good match. He accepts all the matches. Some of the guys pick fights but this guy is not picking fights. He’s fighting everybody. So I think if we have a good match and we are able to make people want to see that fight and there’s a chance it could happen.
I’ve been watching him for a long time. I actually admire him. His boxing skills are different but I think that’s the perfect match for me. I can see many, many holes in his game. Can you imagine I’m not worrying about no takedowns, no kicks, no jiu-jitsu, only boxing. That would be paradise for me.”
Crazier things have happened in this world, than Junior Dos Santos being UFC champ again, and fighting a boxer.