Junior dos Santos is the better fighter listed among the candidates to take the belt from Cain Velasquez. According to the champion's training partner Daniel Cormier, the Brazilian is the main threat to the current category champion and there is no other competitor can do to match that against the American.
The heavyweight Daniel Cormier trains with Cain Velasquez at AKA (Photo: Playback / Twitter)
- They can not beat Cain. Are not good enough. I think Junior dos Santos a great fighter. It is the only one with a chance to beat Cain, but the rest is incapable. They are not good enough. I'm being as honest as possible - said in an interview with Bleacher Report.
Gypsy faces Mark Hunt at UFC 160, the chance to become the number one challenger and the heavyweight title shot against Cain Velasquez. The U.S. defends his belt in the same event against Antonio Bigfoot.
Check out the card:
May 25, 2013, in Las Vegas (USA)
Cain Velasquez x Antonio Bigfoot
Junior Cigano x Mark Hunt
Glover Teixeira x James Te Huna
Gray Maynard x TJ Grant
Donald Cerrone x KJ Noons
Rick Story x Mike Pyle
Dennis Bermudez x Max Holloway
Colton Smith x Robert Whittaker
Khabib Nurmagomedov x Abel Trujillo
Stephen Thompson x Nah-Shon Burrell
Brian Bowles x George Roop
Jeremy Stephens x Estevan Payan