“We’ll probably do Werdum,” UFC President Dana White said after Velasquez disposed of Junior dos Santos at UFC 166. “It probably makes the most sense. His whole game has improved. He’s a big, strong, tough, durable guy. His striking has improved.”
The fight is likely to happen as soon as Velasquez is ready to go.
“He’s going to want to take it to the ground,” White said of Werdum. “It makes this fight really interesting. Stylistically, we will see who has the better stand-up, and if it goes to the ground, I think for the first time that is a dangerous, dangerous fight for Velasquez.”
Velasquez closed the door on fighting dos Santos a fourth time, but he said it could possibly happen a few years from now.
“I was just focused on winning,” Velasquez said. “Who’s to say that in five years that we won’t fight again, but for a while, it will be done.”
Velasquez put such a beating on dos Santos that White thinks the Brazilian's corner should have thrown in the towel after the third round.
“I’m no doctor, but I have see a lot of men who are too tough for their own good and JDS is one of them. He was out and this should be stopped,” tweeted White during the fight, a sentiment he reiterated during the UFC 166 post-fight press conference.
As for dos Santos, he also says he'll be back, better than ever.
“I’m gonna go back home, train harder, come back, and face him again,” said dos Santos.