Frank Mir has a No. 1 contender match with Cain Velasquez set for UFC 146 in May. However, with the recent failed drug test of Alistair Overeem, a spot against UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos is currently open.
Mir, in an interview with MMAjunkie.com, replied, “Oh, cool,” when told about Overeem’s latest news. Mir is a former UFC heavyweight champion who is coming off a victory over Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.
“I’m excited that maybe now I can get a title shot,” Mir added.
Overeem can still apply for a fight license if his B sample comes back negative. He could appear at the next Nevada State Athletic Commission meeting on April 24.
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