White said the third meeting between the two heavy-handed heavyweights will likely happen, but it's going to be in the distant future. MMA fans shouldn't expect Dos Santos and Velasquez to square off anytime soon.
"I think trilogies are always awesome, especially when both these fights went the way that they did," White said following the UFC 155 scrap between Dos Santos and Velasquez. "I mean, I want to see the third fight. It will be interesting.
"But this isn't like losing a regular fight. He got beat up pretty bad. It usually takes a little longer to recover from what he went through."
Velasquez will likely fight the winner of the UFC 156 tilt between Alistair Overeem and Antonio Silva, while Dos Santos may face off against the loser of that contest.
"It got easier a bit as the fight went on because the pace of the fight tired him out," Velasquez said. "It was the pace [that took its toll on dos Santos]. That wrestling pace, carrying someone's body around for that long, it's tough, man. I've been doing this my whole life, and it's a thing you have to do for so long. Mentally, it gets you so strong."
The fight went the distance. Judges scored it 50-45, 50-44 and 50-43 for Velasquez.
“We really studied the tapes from the last fight," Velasquez said. "It was a lot of stuff, stuff we saw in the weigh-in, him putting his fist in the face, to I’m going to go to the middle of the ring. I wanted to put it in his head what I’m going to do. I kept the high-paced wrestling style and it really breaks people and used it to my advantage and wore him down.”
Dos Santos took a vicious beating from Velasquez, and he's currently on the mend.
"In my life, I've learned that no loss will defeat me," Dos Santos wrote on Twitter after losing to Velasquez at UFC 155. "I will regain my belt."