No more than a second after Cain Velasquez mauled Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva and heavyweight champ Junior dos Santos (Pictured) dominated Frank Mir to retain his crown at UFC 146 did fanboys start clamoring for Dos Santos vs. Velasquez II.
Given the lack of depth at the top of the 265-pound heap, the rematch makes plenty of sense. However, UFC president Dana White wasn’t quite prepared to make an official announcement.
“I think it’s a good idea,” White stated at the post-fight press conference. “I like that fight.”
White refused to officially confirm dos Santos’ second title defense would come against the man he took the hardware from. Although, it certainly seemed like a sequel was in the cards.
Saturday marked the first time dos Santos and Velasquez returned to the Octagon since their November meeting. “Cigano” captured the crown by putting Velasquez to sleep just 64 seconds into their shootout.
The loss is the only blemish on Velasquez’s résumé and he’s anxious to avenge the defeat. Dos Santos, meanwhile, has rattled off 10 consecutive victories with his last two coming via some form of knockout.