‘I’m Not In A Rush:’ Junior Dos Santos Yet To Choose Next Destination After UFC Axing
MMA veteran Junior Dos Santos is still combing through options after being axed from the UFC following his loss to Ciryl Gane in December 2020.
The MMA legend’s loss at UFC 254 was his fourth defeat in a row, prompting the organization to release him. He had been with the UFC since 2008.
Speaking to MMA Junkie after attending the PFL Playoffs 3 in Hollywood, Dos Santos revealed that he has offers from multiple promotions, but he’s taking his time to decide on his destination.
“I’m not in a rush. I’m enjoying my time and as soon as we have a good deal, we’re gonna move on,” the Brazilian said. “My next step is, and I feel like it’s an important step, I just don’t want to go ahead and do it. I want to do it right.”
The 37-year-old is open to boxing at least once as well.
“We were talking with bare-knuckle (BKFC), Bellator, PFL, some boxing conversations as well. I would love to do a boxing fight, but it’s hard to find heavyweights with enough courage to take a fight. These guys are just talking, but let’s see what’s gonna happen.”