Well, Junior Dos Santos is back, at least in the media. He used to be the man to beat in the heavyweight division until Cain Velasquez pummeled him in to obscurity. Fabricio Werdum sits atop the division and the landscape of contenders has changed drastically. JDS is one of the few remaining old guard heavyweights that are still relevant.
It’s a very important fight for me. Right now, I feel that this fight I have with Rothwell is tougher than my last fight. I know I had a negative result in my last fight, but if I win this one, it will put me back where I was before. Either in No. 1 or No. 2 and close to a title fight. Of course, I’m not thinking title fights, I just want to be in the best position. This is my life and I am sure I got what it takes to be the champion again. I just need to put everything in the right place, including my mind. We have to be confident. These negative moments have been very tough.
Dana White has hinted that if Rothwell is the winner of this fight he may square off against the winner of Werdum vs. Stipe Miocic for the title, but nothing has been confirmed at this time. Ben has called for a fight with JDS for some time and he is finally getting his wish. The pair will face each other at UFC Fight Night 86 on April 10, 2016 in Zagreb, Croatia.