Junior dos Santos close to signing Nike sponsorship deal

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos could become the latest MMA fighter to be sponsored in some capacity by Nike.

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.

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