Originally posted on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 10/25/12
Reigning UFC heavyweight champ Junior dos Santos (Pictured) can enter December’s title defense against Cain Velasquez with a great sense of security. If he happens to lose his crown in the much anticipated rematch, dos Santos knows exactly what to do to secure a trilogy – talk mad smack. After hearing Chael Sonnen chirp his way into a light heavyweight title affair against champ Jon Jones, despite the fact Sonnen hasn’t competed in the 205-pound division in nearly seven years, dos Santos believes the promotion is now handing out top contender monikers based on the buzz a fighter can generate outside of the Octagon, as opposed to what they have accomplished inside of it. “It’s kind of out of order,” dos Santos told FightersOnly of how athletes have been earning championship bouts of late. “Nowadays, the UFC is prioritizing those fights which will sell well. A prime example of this was Chael Sonnen, who sold his fight very well. [Alistair] Overeem has followed the same path. “But, for...
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