Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior Dos Santos will be looking to regain the gold when he faces Stipe Miocic at UFC 211.
With the title within reach, the former champion credits his new found maturity for putting him in position to win the gold.
"I’m feeling good, I’m training very well here at ATT and I don’t think it’s gonna be a problem for me,” Dos Santos said on The MMA Hour. "I’m getting more mature right now. I’m understanding myself a little bit better, so I can concentrate all my energy on my preparation, so I don’t think it’s gonna be a problem. I’m coming to take that belt from Miocic."
Dos Santos and Miocic met before at UFC On Fox 13, it was JDS who walked away victorious that night.
The Brazilian heavyweight also credits his family for driving him towards another shot at the gold.
"I’m already feeling really, really different,” Dos Santos said. "Things are changing. My objectives, my goals in life are changing. So now it’s all about my son. I can’t wait. It’s not just me now. I have my wife, now I have my son. Things are a little different but it’s good because it makes me feel, gives me more motivation. That’s motivation to train hard. I’m feeling happy. You know, I was already a happy guy, but I’m even happier with everything. I think it’s going to be very positive for my training camp."
UFC 211 takes place on Saturday, March 13 from the American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas with Stipe Miocic and Junior Dos Santos headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event.