According to Globo TV in Brazil who spoke with the former UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior dos Santos in the hospital following his loss to Cain Velasquez, JDS is calling for an immediate rematch vs Velasquez.
“I want now, soon. I won the first and he had a rematch. Now I lost and I want my rematch. I’m saying I want this fight. I’ll get my belt,” said dos Santos.
“He was better and deserved the win,” said JDS. “But I used the wrong strategy. I was too worried about his takedowns and didn’t protect my face, so he hit me. When the fight was on the ground, I should have used my jiu-jitsu more – I trained it so much. But I just tried to get back up and it didn’t help me. But on the ground he is very good, very strong. I didn’t really connect with any good punches. It was disappointing, because I was feeling good, had an awesome training camp, everything was right. But that’s how fighting is … I want (a rubbermatch) now, soon. I won the first one and he got a rematch. Now I lost and I want my rematch. I’m saying I want this fight. I’ll get my belt back.”
Medical suspensions were released today by the NSAC, dos Santos has only been suspended until February 13, 2013. He’ll be able to resume contact by the end of January.
*quotes have been translated from Portuguese