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White: Velasquez v JDS rematch could happen

ESPN staff
January 1, 2013
Cain Velasquez pleased to end 2012 with the belt

UFC president Dana White has confessed he would be open to putting on a third bout between Cain Velasquez and Junior Dos Santos.

Velasquez avenged an earlier 64-second loss to Dos Santos by dominating him for five rounds at UFC 155. The Mexican American regained the heavyweight belt in the process.

Such was the lop-sided nature of the win that it might be expected that the UFC would keep the pair apart for a while, particularly with the likes of Alistair Overeem ready to challenge for the belt.

However, one big right hand from Velasquez had a huge impact on the rest of the contest - with Dos Santos successfully stuffing takedowns until that moment, and White admits a rematch is tempting.

"When I walked out of the ring everyone was screaming at me for a rematch. It could happen," White said.

The president also revealed Dos Santos suffered a suspected broken jaw in the second round, following yet another Velasquez assault.

"You saw how tough and how much heart Dos Santos has," White said. "From what I am hearing his jaw was broken in the second round and he kept going on, he is tough."

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