Many are anxiously awaiting the Frank Mir-Cain Velasquez match set for UFC 146 in May. However, if Alistair Overeem fails to receive his fight license due to a recent drug test and is pulled from the planned main event that night with Junior dos Santos, rumors have Mir taking his place in the title-fight (even if UFC President Dana White has shrugged off the notion thus far).
Velasquez, who lost the title to Dos Santos last year, would not stand in Mir’s way if such a scenario unfolds and he is given a crack at the championship.
“I definitely think that’s fair,” said Velasquez, in a recent interview with MMAJunkie. “He’s coming off of a three-fight winning streak. Dos Santos beat me fair and square. If I had won the fight, then I’d be in the same position. If they lift him up, then yeah, I’d definitely be fine with that.”
The Mir-Velasquez bout is set to name a #1 contender if it remains signed to the card. Mir has said he would fight Dos Santos on short notice if necessary based on the belt’s involvement.
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