UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior dos Santos Close to Nike Deal

October 31, 2012

UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos may soon be donning the Nike insignia after the MMA fighter became the latest to be linked to the sports giant.

According to sources with knowledge of the situation, dos Santos is close to signing a deal with Nike, however, the deal isn’t finalized and its terms are unknown.

The news was first reported on Tuesday’s episode of “UFC Tonight” on FUEL TV. In fact, dos Santos was seen wearing a T-shirt with a large Nike logo on it during the interview.

The Brazilian champion would become the third UFC title holder to sign a deal with Nike recently. Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and middleweight champion Anderson Silva are the others.

Dos Santos will defend his title against former champion Cain Velasquez at UFC 155 on Dec. 29 in Las Vegas.