A potential future bout in the promotion could see UFC Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier defending against former UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar, which is something that JDS isn’t a fan of.
“This thing where Daniel Cormier wants to fight Brock Lesnar; I know he wants to make money, but it doesn’t make any sense,” Dos Santos told MMA Junkie. “The only one who wants to see that fight or make that fight is him. Nobody else wants to see that. Of course Brock Lesnar he’s a very polemic guy so people like to watch him and they pay to watch him, that’s why he wants to fight him. But man, that would be ridiculous to have him back in the sport and have him fighting for the title already. It would be kind of disrespect to all of us in the sport and even with the organization. I don’t think that’s the thing to make, but whatever. Politics are politics.”
There is no word yet on when Lesnar is expected to return to the Octagon, with his last promotional bout taking place at UFC 200.
Perhaps Dos Santos doesn’t like the potential bout because he wants the next shot at the UFC Heavyweight Title.
“I will win here and I would be very glad to face Daniel Cormier,” Dos Santos said. “Daniel Cormier is a different champion. He has achieved some amazing things in his career and for me it would be very nice to be facing him. I hope I could be the next one, but I don’t really care. What I really want is to keep myself active. I want to fight as soon as possible after this victory and whatever happens in this career, I know my title shot is coming very soon.”
UFC Fight Night Wichita takes place on Saturday, March 9 from the Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita, Kansas with Derrick Lewis and Junior Dos Santos headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which streams live on ESPN+.