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Junior Dos Santos Details UFC Split: ‘They Were Really Unprofessional’ – MMA Root



Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos talked about what happened to the UFC before his release from the promotion.

Dos Santos opens a new chapter in his sports career, moving from MMA to professional wrestling with the growing advertising for All Elite Wrestling. He made his debut last weekend and most recently appeared in the comments on the boxing match between Evander Holyfield and Vitor Belfort.

But 2021 Dos Santos started off very hard after being fired from the UFC after more than a decade of promotion. During a recent interview with the MMA podcast Fighting Trocacao Franca, he talked about what happened towards the end of his UFC career.

Junior dos Santos leaves UFC after four straight losses

“They were unprofessional, let’s just say,” said dos Santos. “I was not the first or the last. The last two fights that I had were on such terms: “Take it or leave it.”

“I’ve always been a good guy because I like being that way, I like being good with people, so people are good to me,” continued dos Santos. “In a way, they took advantage of it or viewed it as weakness, as if suppressing me. But, to be honest, this is in the past. There is nothing I can do, so I will not carry this with me, because as I said, this is in the past and it cannot leave the past. “

The “last two fights” that Dos Santos talked about were his last TKO defeats to main rivals Cyril Gane and Jairzinho Rosenstruik. Prior to that, dos Santos lost two additional knockouts to reigning heavyweight champion Francis Ngann and Curtis Blydes.

Many believe that dos Santos is one of the most titled heavyweights in UFC history, having won nine straight wins from a promotion. He earned the heavyweight belt in 2011 by defeating Kane Velasquez by knockout before successfully defending the belt against Frank Mir.

It was rumored that dos Santos would fight heavyweight legend Fedor Emelianenko for the return of the Russian Bellator, although negotiations never took place. Dos Santos has hinted at a possible career in boxing to head into the world of professional wrestling with his new home.

What do you think of Junior dos Santos’ recent comments about his departure from the UFC?