It seems UFC President Dana White is not willing to wait another week for an outcome in Alistair Overeem‘s situation with the NSAC. White, following another live episode of The Ultimate Fighter, announced Frank Mir will replace Overeem and face Junior dos Santos for the heavyweight title at UFC 146 on May 26.
Overeem is currently scheduled to go before the Nevada State Athletic Commission next week in hopes of obtaining his fight license while explaining a drug test he failed for an extraordinarily high level of testosterone in his system.
“Taking off to Atlanta!!!! May 26th is now Mir vs. JDS for the HW title in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand,” White wrote on his Twitter account.
It remains to be seen what will happen now with Overeem or Cain Velasquez. Velasquez was scheduled to face Mir in a #1 contender match on the same card. MMAFighting confirmed withVelasquez’s management that the former champ will remain on the card. However, no new opponent has been booked for the vacancy created by Mir.
Dos Santos posted on his Twitter account following the announcement, “Dana White just said I get a new opponent to fight on May 26th for the HW title. JDS vs. Mir. Let’s do it.”
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