Junior dos Santos is interested in signing with Bellator and fighting Fedor Emelianenko.
Recently, it was revealed dos Santos was released from the UFC. The former UFC heavyweight champion is on a four-fight losing streak and got knocked out in all four which signaled the end of his time in the Las Vegas-based promotion. However, the Brazilian is hoping to continue fighting and hints at a move to boxing.
“I’m taking the time to analyze the situation and choose the next step with more certainty,” dos Santos said to AG Fight. “I have proposals, opportunities within boxing too, which is my life’s passion. Of course, it needs to be interesting for everyone and I think it would be incredible if it really is something that can be valid. It will be pretty cool. I always had that desire. When I focus only on boxing, I guarantee myself a lot. I really like the noble art.”
If Junior dos Santos doesn’t box, he says he likes the idea of fighting Fedor Emelianenko in Bellator or rematching Alistair Overeem. He says he is a big fan of the Russian and wants the chance to share the Octagon with him.
“I am a big fan of Fedor and it would be something really cool to be able to face him. I don’t know what his situation is if he’s still fighting and I know he’s at Bellator,” dos Santos said. “Bader who called us, who would welcome us, would be very interesting. He’s a really tough guy too. A rematch against Alistair Overeem himself, who always finds a way to get away from this issue. It can be at Bellator, wherever it is.”
For now, Junior dos Santos is weighing his options as to what is next for his career. But, it does appear the Brazilian will fight again.