Found October 31, 2012 on
Move over, Jon Jones and Anderson Silva. Reigning UFC heavyweight champ Junior dos Santos (Pictured) might be the next mixed martial artist to don the world famous swoosh inside the Octagon.
On this week’s edition of FUEL TV’s UFC Tonight, it was reported dos Santos is close to signing with Nike. Helping add fuel to the fire was the fact dos Santos was sporting a Nike T-shirt during his interview on Tuesday’s show.
If the report holds true, 2Santos will join Jones and Silva as the only UFC fighters to endorse the most popular athletic label on the planet. “Bones” and “The Spider” reportedly have global agreements. No word if dos Santos will receive that kind of exposure or would simply represent Nike in his homeland of Brazil.
Dos Santos has been sponsored by Pretorian in his last two fights – in November’s championship clinching knockout victory over Cain Velasquez and in his only title defense when he put Frank Mir down at UFC 146.
The likeable slugger will defend his hardware against Velasquez on December 29th at UFC 155 in Las Vegas.
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The dream fight that MMA fans had long thought was just that is now inching closer to actually becoming a reality.
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Jones And Silva Fan Friendly In Brazil
Shockey Flies With Bones
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Anderson Silva Vs The Silver Man
The Spider’s New Nike AD
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UFC middleweight champin Anderson Silva showed his soccer skills on the sand yesterday in Dubai. Is there anyting this guy isn’t good at?
Anderson Silva Has One
The Silva’s Cheese It Up
I don’t know where to get one of these, but I really want to get one. Part skateboard, part segway, part scooter, this is how to ride around on small motorized machinery and still look cool.
The Silva’s Cheese It Up
Anderson Fan Friendly In Dubai
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Last night Dana White went Metro with his live chat, he brought in Chael and John to help him. Click Here to watch the live chat and a new found friendship. Gotta love Dana White dropping story on story on story last night to flood the blogs. World series of fighting what?
Bones Friendly At Airport
Junior Dos Santos Rocking Nike Gear