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Junior Dos Santos ‘Outraged’ After UFC Heavyweight Title Curse Claims Cain Velasquez

(Junior’s ‘Hypnotic Polo Shirt of Brazilian Dominance’ just pissed all over the GSoAV‘s face, son.)

Like the Hope Diamond and James Dean’s Porsche 550 Spyder, the UFC’s heavyweight championship belt is a cursed object, bringing only misery to those who come in contact with it. Winning the title has resulted in immediate misfortune for Frank Mir (career-threatening motorcycle accident), Josh Barnett (steroid bust), Tim Sylvia (another steroid bust), Bas Rutten (training injuries leading to a seven-year retirement), Randy Couture (two separate contract disputes that caused him to leave the organization), and Brock Lesnar (goddamned Canadians). No heavyweight in the UFC’s history has ever been able to defend the belt more than twice consecutively, and the title has been defended an average of just 1.25 times per year for the last four years.

The Curse of the Belt struck again, right on schedule, when Cain Velasquez suffered a shoulder injury just two months after taking the belt off of Lesnar, and won’t be back in action for 6-8 months. If you ask us, Junior Dos Santos dodged a bullet, since he won’t have to go near that hoodoo-ridden talisman until late next year. But despite all the bad omens, JDS is pissed that his title shot has been delayed, and blames Velasquez himself. Here’s what Cigano had to say in a recent interview with portal Vale Tudo:

"I’m really outraged. How does a person leaves a fight versus Brock Lesnar in perfect physical condition and then get hurt without being in training? The last news I heard about Velasquez, he was riding in Mexico. How did he get injured?" he questioned.

"I’m in the best moment of my career, training heavily and working hard to put on the fight of my life, and all of a sudden, this is postponed for eight months. That’s unfair.

“I’m five months without fighting, fighting is my life, not just because I love doing it, but also because I need to fight for a living. I don’t make as much money as the top fighters, so I really need to work" said Cigano who expects Dana White to put him to dispute an interim belt.

"Of course it would be fantastic to face Velasquez at ‘UFC Rio’, in August, but I can’t keep myself one year away from the Octagon only waiting for his recovering… so I do think what would be most fair, would be Dana gives me the opportunity to fight for an interim belt".

Whether or not you think the creation of an interim title is warranted in this situation — I personally don’t, and I have a feeling Dana White won’t go for it either — Dos Santos deserves to get a replacement fight so he can make a living and stave off ring rust. Shane Carwin is probably the best option, since he competed for the title in his last fight, he hasn’t been beat up by Dos Santos yet, and he may return from his back surgery layoff as early as this spring.

Frank Mir’s another option, though he might already have plans. Outside of that, there ain’t much talent left at the top of the division, other than Brock Lesnar (who probably wouldn’t accept the fight) and a bunch of guys who JDS has already run through, namely Roy Nelson and Stefan Struve. We hope it works out for Junior, though no matter what happens before he gets his much-deserved crack at Velasquez’s title, he should cherish these non-cursed months while he has them.

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SciaticNervePain- October 19, 2011 at 2:07 am
Champs wanting to hold it forever without fighting so they can draw pussy in east l.a. need to give it up. Lhw should have an interm by now.
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Canadian Chronic- January 3, 2011 at 10:24 am
In terms of the organization and for the fighters themselves, the fighters should just wait out their turn. In terms of the fans(who pay the bills) give em an interim belt if only so that it can be used to hype the eventual re-match and placate fans who want to see more title fights.
dranokills- January 2, 2011 at 9:41 pm
PotatoFace Says:
Sun, 01/02/2011 - 15:53

that's not my point. He's calling fighters pussy and all this bullshit.
whos "he"?
you talking about ME? Cause listen doucheface I will call him whatever the fuck I wanna call him , you got that? There ain't jack fucking shit you can do about except bleed like the cunt you are about it.
You don't like what I say then disagree, think of something clever to come back on but don't be such a fucking douchebag cunt.
Junior needs to shut the fuck up, period.
Now stop having your period and fuck off.
PotatoFace- January 2, 2011 at 4:53 am
that's not my point. He's calling fighters pussy and all this bullshit.
RwilsonR- January 2, 2011 at 1:40 am
An interim belt? Nah, they shouldn't do that.

The UFC should just bring Duffee back and then give JDS the I-Beat-Todd-Duffee Belt. That way it can set up a unification belt with the BS one K-1 Dynamite just made up for Overeem.
ghostboner- January 1, 2011 at 2:30 pm
ccman I also am not interested in GSP vs Spider, and never have been.
MMAINMYBLOOD- January 1, 2011 at 11:06 am
PotatoFace dont be so presumptuous, no one knowsif JDS even wins that fight. Thats why they have to fight. Unless you know something about that fight I dont know?
MMAINMYBLOOD- January 1, 2011 at 10:42 am
@Get Off Me RIght on brother....and @ Darkhorse why do you no like Cain V? what the hell has he ever done besides destroy everyone he has ever fought..(except Kongo) but congo is a burnt terd that should be fired soon... THats my new years prediction Kongo will be released this year... I hope Im sick of his lackluster performances.
PotatoFace- January 1, 2011 at 5:20 am
If you're gonna call a fighter a pussy don't be one yourself. And how is he scared or a ball sucker? He is No.1 contender and he's getting screwed who wouldn't be pissed when he'd be champion?

And being scared of what? He beat everyone decisively. Only people would be Frank, Carwin. And the other guy said scuab???? Please.

PERPATRAITOR- January 1, 2011 at 5:04 am
Nick Diaz is not stupid, you are. He's a world champ who gets to avenge a loss/squash beef and get paid more than most all ufc fighters, and he doesn't ha e to fight Nate haha(is he ducking Nate?!?) but seriously it's not just strikeforce that he fights in. Look at overeem(3 belts) nick can fight strikeforce or dream K1 etc. I like that he can be more flexible with strikeforce and fight almost anwhere. Hell zaromskis might as well hand him that dream belt that he tore from sakaraba!
Jubbie- December 31, 2010 at 10:26 pm
Pretty sure you can call any shirt of that type a polo shirt which is what I think he meant.

It'd be nice to hear some details about his injury. Considering it's such a long time, some real details would probably calm JDS and fans down.
Coneblazer- December 31, 2010 at 6:15 pm
Yes indeed - fight or vacate
The Diaz bros. are just fighters - some times I think getting paid to fight and the amount they make is just as important as a Title ( is Strikeforce actually a title anyway... can't compare it to Pride or the UFC in quality !)

Noons is a fat f**k and slooooow at 170 (or higher) lol

scooper837- December 31, 2010 at 5:34 pm
dos would destroy cain
he has a point
ccman- December 31, 2010 at 5:28 pm
Again 2leftfeet..... why resign with the promotion then? And noons at 155 can be dangerous.. at 170 he looked slow and bloated.

And I never said ducking (and aside from the miller thing wouldn't). I'm saying if you have a belt defend the belt. You want 'moneyweight' fights, don't go for a belt. I'm prolly the only person not interested in a spider vs gsp fight. Not as things stand now.
Jugger- December 31, 2010 at 5:28 pm
I love interim belts. They always work out like mini-tournaments and the unification bouts seems to hype themselves. I say, throw someone at Junior and let him stay busy so Cain can let his shoulder heal up properly.
dranokills- December 31, 2010 at 4:50 pm
feh Junior get your balls out of your mouth, and stop being a bitch.
shit happens, stop listening to the hype machine that blows you daily. NOBODY owes you a fight, get over it.
And you really just have to fight and you are such a badass then take another fight in between.
don't be scared homie.
Besides cain will just beat you anyways, so sit down junior and stop blowing your own horn.
If the tables were turned Dos santits would NOT fight hurt so fuck a bunch of nonsense posturing.
twoleftfeet- December 31, 2010 at 4:46 pm
@ ccman. Probably because the pay is good. You are the one that said he is fighting nobodys. I don't agree with that, but I'm not going to argue that when you don't even give him credit for the noons fight. A fight against somebody that beat him. I was just asking you who he could fight in strikeforce that would meet your standards. If that is nobody, then he really isn't ducking anybody. You can't blame nick for that.
davison- December 31, 2010 at 4:28 pm
All I can say to JDS is remember Ali Foreman 1974 ... Foreman get's cut, Ali get's eight more weeks to train and fights all the better for it ...
Use this time to establish an even more impressive claim as Number One Contender, fight whoever D White throws at him and after knocking them the f**k out use this as leverage for more cash come Championship Belt fight-time
DARKHORSE06- December 31, 2010 at 4:19 pm
I hope to God Cains career is over. I cant stand that fucker.

JDS v Cain would be a badass fight, but dangerous for JDS - if he loses his #1 contender status is gone.

Videodrome_NOW- December 31, 2010 at 3:46 pm
JDS vs. McCorkle just for entertainments sake.
ccman- December 31, 2010 at 3:25 pm
And sorry getoffme, didn't mean to skip your point;

The problem is then whose to say 'champs' don't duck fights faking injury in hopes of a better match up ala tito ortiz ducking liddell and magically gets better when it randy couture? There are a ton of style nightmares out there like the one that could be argue happened with penn and edgar. Style wise its a tough fight for penn, though he probably could brutalize the rest of the division.... yet I like maynard winning via being the big spoon during their 25 minute nap.

Not saying cain would or is ducking jds, but there is a precident of this, and a huge history of it in boxing.
Smitty- December 31, 2010 at 3:08 pm
All hail ccman!!!!
fACE7biter- December 31, 2010 at 3:00 pm
JDS deserves a fight so he can make a living, he's being asked to wait around far too long. Just make an interim belt already. Waiting around a year for the champion stinks as it holds up the division, and means less quality main events on PPV. Look at the stagnated light heavyweight division over the past year. Much as I don't particularly care for Cain, it wouldn't be right to strip him of the title, seeing as how they didn't strip Brock before him. Give the guy a chance to heal up and come back when he's 100%. But in the meantime, I want a heavyweight division with a champion, and thats why we need an interim belt.

A bigger problem though might be the division stinks right now, who does JDS fight? The only guy who looks even remotely up for the challenge is Brendan Schaub.
rlh61- December 31, 2010 at 2:49 pm
Is it me or do both JDS and AS look like they have abnormally large heads in that picture? I'm not talking "Tito-abnormally-large" but at least "bobble-head-abnormally-large".
ccman- December 31, 2010 at 2:46 pm
@ 2 leftfeet.

If strikeforce has no fights at 170 for him why resign? He locked himself into 3 years of no fights?