Frank Mir: I would love to replace Alistair Overeem against Junior dos SantosPosted on April 5, 2012, 06:36 AM by Anton Gurevich
"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. 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." - MMAHeat
Former UFC Heavyweight champion Frank Mir showed no signs of fear, confirming his interest in replacing Alistair Overeem against Junior dos Santos at UFC 146. Mir is widely considered as leading candidate to replace Overeem, if the Dutchman fails to provide the Nevada State Athletic Commission with a legitimate explaination for having Testosterone levels "higher than normal".
Frank Mir's promotion to the main event will leave Cain Velasquez without an opponent. It's unlikely that the UFC will get Velasquez, who's a huge Pay-Per-View draw, off the card. One possible opponent for Velasquez is Fabricio Werdum, who could present a very intriguing match-up for the former UFC Heavyweight champ. Werdum is currently signed up for a fight with Mike Russow at UFC 147 in Brazil, but it looks like the UFC will have no second thoughts in sacrificing this bout for a greater cause.
Do you think Frank Mir has what it takes to defeat Junior dos Santos?— LowKick.com (@LowKick_MMA) April 5, 2012