Junior dos Santos was not happy with the occasions that led to his UFC launch.
Dos Santos was just lately launched by the promotion earlier this month as the previous heavyweight champion was driving a four-fight dropping streak.
His most up-to-date setback got here in December when he suffered a second-round TKO defeat to Ciryl Gane. The Brazilian had complaints concerning the nature of the end — with Gane showing to illegally elbow him — which he has gone on document about many occasions.
However to make issues worse, he didn’t have satisfactory time to organize for the struggle both.
“In opposition to Cyril Gane, it was like this.” Dos Santos stated on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Present (through Center Simple). “It was six weeks or one thing for it. I used to be in Brazil and I wasn’t actually coaching and so they supplied me the struggle, you’re gonna struggle on December [12th] with Cyril Gane. I stated, ‘okay I’ll struggle him, however put the struggle for January, please.’ As a result of I’ll have sufficient time to get ready. Then they already informed me that ‘no, we’d like you to do get this struggle now as a result of when you don’t get it, we have been enthusiastic about releasing you from the contract.’”
“I stated, ‘man, you’re not giving me [any time]. It’s not an possibility. You’re not asking me. You’re saying that, I’ve to struggle today, even when I can or not.’ So then I stated, sure, I went to the struggle. I can not complain. I used to be, I used to be prepared. I educated good. I’ve an excellent physique reminiscence. I obtained in form very quick. I used to be prepared, but it surely wasn’t the required time for an actual struggle, particularly for a troublesome man like him. Yeah, you recognize, so I went to the struggle and it occurred the way in which it occurred.”
Earlier than the struggle with Gane occurred, there have been already considerations relating to the way forward for Dos Santos.
Nonetheless, he was supplied one other short-notice struggle after his setback in opposition to Gane. This time, nonetheless, he couldn’t abide by the UFC’s proposed timeline which in the end led to his launch.
“Earlier than they launched me, I used to be in a dialog with Hunter [Campbell] earlier than the dialog with Hunter, they supplied me to get the struggle with [Marcin] Tybura on [March] twenty seventh,” Dos Santos stated. “I stated, ‘man, it’s proper now, I got here from my concussion with Cyril Gane the identical.’ I used to be coming from my concussion and I believe, give me a while so then I can get ready for the struggle. I wish to struggle however not proper now.
“So then they lastly resolve, to launch [me]. You understand what it sounds for me? It’s like dictatorship. You need to observe it, no matter they need, when you don’t, you go away and right here I’m. I went away.”
Regardless of how issues ended, Dos Santos is joyful to begin a brand new chapter, although it’s not clear the place he’ll head subsequent.
“I’m very enthusiastic about this new chapter,” he added. “And a very powerful factor is I really like what I do. I like to be who I’m, and I can’t wait to be preventing once more.”
What do you make of Dos Santos’ feedback?