Santos, who suffered a loss last September in his last fight, has taken some time to heal up since that time and is looking for an exciting fight to come back with. A fight with Daley could be just that fight.
Both fighters are better known for their standup rather than their ground game, which has the potential of creating fireworks rather than watching one fighter drag the other down.
Speaking to Tatame.com, Santos told them he owes his fans a good fight and that ‘Semtex’ would likely be the one to give it to him.
“I’m training and I’ll be ready starting on May. I wanna have a good preparation. My results are going to be crucial for the future of my career. I have more four fights left in my contract and after two good results I’ll be back to the top of the division. I had a title shot against (Nick) Diaz, I lost on the undercard to Jordan Mein. I want to fight someone known, maybe even Paul Daley, who is also coming from a bad outcome. It would make me happy fighting him. He would be a good opponent. I owe this fight to the fans”.
Light heavyweight fighter, Cyborg trains with Jorge Patino Macaco on the United States and told TATAME he doesn’t know why it’s taking so long for him to fight.
“I also would like to know it (the reason why). Actually, whenever you lose they make you wait. If I get a win I’ll be back. I fought in January against Diaz, but then I got injured in JUne before fighting Paul Daley and then they offered me Jordan Mein, someone people don’t really know, he has no name, for whom I lost”, Evangelista explained, taking these last months off to repair old injuries.
Santos is 0-2 in his last two matches and is 1-2 fighting as a welterweight in the Strikeforce cage. The 34-year old is likely out of the reach of competing for the vacant Strikeforce welterweight title, so all he can do is offer up exciting matches.