Following today’s news of Alistair Overeem failing a surprise drug test, the UFC is likely scattering to patch the almost eminent removal of the headlining title contender.
With Frank Mir defeating four of his last five top opponents, including a ‘snapping’ submission finish in his last outing against jiu-jitsu black belt Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira – the replacement for Overeem may be an obvious choice for the promotion.
I would be excited if given the opportunity to compete for the UFC’s heavyweight title at UFC 146 if the reports released earlier today regarding Alistair Overeem failing his ‘A’ sample drug test are true,” said Mir.
“I have been fortunate to be able to fight in the UFC for more than a decade, and it is a dream of mine to become the first three-time heavyweight champion in the UFC. Being able to fight Junior Dos Santos would put me one step closer to that dream,” Mir added.
Should the bout be finalized, Mir’s current opponent Cain Velasquez would be left without an opponent. There may however be an up-shuffle as the UFC will look to keep the card as stacked as possible. In order for the event to retain an ‘all heavyweight main card,’ the UFC will be looking to bring in a new heavyweight.