It appears Shane Carwin will have a chance to fight for a title sooner rather than later as word has now spread that the UFC has intentions of creating an interim Heavyweight title. A fight between former champion Frank Mir and the undefeated Carwin in reportedly in the works for UFC 111.
According to Fanhouse.com the bout has been verbally agreed to by one fo the fighters, and would serve as a co-main event on March 27, 2009.
As of this posting nothing has been officially signed or announced by the UFC.
Carwin who had been tapped to fight current heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar, has been waiting in limbo since it was announced that Lesnar had become very ill with a bacterial infection of the intestines.
With no return of the champion in sight it appears the UFC is looking to move forward. No doubt spurred by nothing less than a dominant performance by Mir at UFC 107.
Both Carwin and Mir have shared pleasantries in the press over the past week with Mir describing Carwin as , “A better version of Lesnar” , and Carwin stating on his blog, “Mir is a multiple-time Champion who has been counted out more than Mike Tyson to only find himself right back at the top. He is a LEGEND of the sport and I would be honored to fight him.”