UFC president Dana White doesn’t want to wait for the Nevada State Athletic Commission to decide Alistair Overeem’s fate. Late Friday night, the UFC boss sent out a message on Twitter confirming that Frank Mir will challenge Junior dos Santos for the UFC heavyweight title at UFC 146 on May 26.
“Taking off to Atlanta!!!! May 26th is now Mir vs. JDS for the HW title in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand,” White posted.
Overeem is set to go before the NSAC next week, in hopes of attaining his fight license. It was not made know what would happen to Cain Velasquez, who was set to face Mir in a No. 1 contender match on the same card.
Dos Santos sent out the following via Twitter after the change writing, “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.”