"I want now, soon," Dos Santos said of a rematch with Velasquez. "I won the first and he had a rematch. Now I lost and I want my rematch. I'm saying I want this fight. I'll get my belt."
Velasquez battered Dos Santos for 25 minutes on Dec. 29 at UFC 155, as he earned a decision victory and the UFC heavyweight title.
"It (he) was better and deserved to win, but I used the wrong strategy," Dos Santos said of the fight. "I was very worried about his entry in my legs and left face unprotected. So he hit me. When I was on the floor, I should have used more jiu-jitsu, I trained so much. But I tried to (get) back up, and it hurt me too, but on the ground it (he) is very good, very strong. I did not connect any punches good, even. It was bad because I was feeling very well, did a great training camp, everything was just right. But the fight is (over) anyway."
The series between Dos Santos and Velasquez is now even at one apiece, and UFC President Dana White hinted that the men will meet again sometime down the road.
Alistair Overeem is likely to get the next crack at Velasquez, as long as he gets past Antonio Silva at UFC 156 on Feb. 2.