Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos is coming off of a brutal beating from the current champion, Cain Velasquez, that took place back in October at UFC 166. Dos Santos has taken some time off to recover from the injuries suffered in the last fight, but he is now planning his return.
According to dos Santos’ team, the Brazilian is targeting May or June for his return bout in the octagon.
“He took some time off and is now back to training,” dos Santos’ head coach Luiz Dorea told MMAFighting.com. “We’re thinking about a fight around May or June, but there’s nothing set yet.”
“We have plans to spend some time in the U.S., seek new training,” he said. “We need to continue to evolve. When an athlete thinks he knows everything, it’s the beginning of the end. We need to learn new techniques, so we plan to go to the U.S. to train wrestling and also train in other gyms in Brazil.”
There is currently no word on who will face dos Santos or any fighter that his team is looking to be matched up with, but the winner of Stipe Miocic vs. Gabriel Gonzaga at UFC on FOX 10 next week could be an intriguing option as they continue to move up the ladder.