According to Brazilian reporter and Tatame.com writer Guilherme Cruz, the personal problems that former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos spoke of following his loss to Cain Velasquez last month centered around his marriage. Cruz is reporting that dos Santos and his wife, Vilsana, ended their 10-year marriage prior to the match.
Dos Santos was defeated by Velasquez, taking nearly 25 minutes of punishment from the former champion. In 2011, “Cigano” stopped Velasquez early in the first round to secure the UFC heavyweight title.
In follow-up interviews at various times, dos Santos cited a medical issue due to over-training and personal problems as keeping him from focusing 100-percent on the Velasquez match.