Frank Mir Ready to Take Alistair Overeem’s Slot in UFC 146 Title Shot (MMAWeekly.com)


  • Share on Tumblr
  • submit to reddit
Frank Mir is slated to face fellow former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez in a No. 1 contender’s bout on May 26 at UFC 146 in Las Vegas, but in light of current challenger Alistair Overeem’s positive drug test result for elevated levels of testosterone, Mir may get a shot a little sooner than expected. Mir had hoped to defeat Velasquez and then six or eight months down the road get a shot at the winner between current champion Junior dos Santos and Overeem, who were to fight on the same view original article >>

Related News

  • 28 days ago
  • 88 views

Ear Muffs! "Big Brown" isn't too happy with EA Sports for leaving him off the new UFC video game. If while scrolling through the heavyweight roster on the new EA Sports UFC video game, you perhaps caught yourself wondering why you can't choose Brendan Schuab as a playable character, you're not alone. "Big Brown" himself was baffled as to why he was left off the roster, but seems to think that the contract negotiations he was going through with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) while the game more

  • 29 days ago
  • 48 views

For Dominick Cruz, a long and often frustrating three-year wait may finally be at an end. According to Eric del Fierro, Cruz's head coach at Alliance MMA, the snakebitten former UFC bantamweight champion will be fully recovered from injury and ready to fight by August 30, 2014 at UFC 177, if the UFC's requires his services for the pay-per-view card -- although del Fierro noted that a September booking would be preferable. MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani reported the news on Wednesday's edition o more

  • 27 days ago
  • 63 views

The UFC makes it's debut in New Zealand with a fight card headlined by two fighters desperately needing a win, as the main event is the first time in UFC history both fighters are coming off of back-to-back losses (three in a row for Marquardt). The card also features a top-flight featherweight clash along with an assortment of regional talent. Will Marquardt be able to get back on the winning track or is Te Huna ready to make his mark in his new home of middleweight? I answer these questions an more

  • 27 days ago
  • 101 views

Nate Marquardt submits James Te Huna with a first-round armbar in their UFC Fight Night main event in New Zealand. more

  • 26 days ago
  • 57 views

Sunday, July 6, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. on UFC Fan Expo main stage, according to the official schedule. Add another member of the old guard to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) hall of fame. According to the online schedule for the UFC Fan Expo, which takes place as part of International Fight Week next weekend (July 5-6, 2014) inside Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, the first-ever UFC welterweight champion, Pat Miletich, will join the hallowed halls. Well deserved. "The Croati more

  • 26 days ago
  • 33 views

Cub Swanson posts sixth straight win with unanimous decision over Jeremy Stephens in UFC Fight Night headliner in San Antonio. more

  • 24 days ago
  • 151 views

The UFC is full of some of the most gifted athletes in sports, and it didn't take long for Americans to find out. According to digital marketing gurus Compete Pulse, in 2006, the UFC became the fastest growing sport in America. Things haven't slowed down since then, as UFC pay-per-view events continued to rack up huge numbers, surpassing 1 million buys on many occasions, most recently during UFC 168, according to MMAPayout.com. So, what's the root cause for the epic success of this organization? more

  • 22 days ago
  • 31 views

Silva says he doesn't expect his MMA career to be cut short without the now-banned treatment. Antonio Silva was suspended for nine months after his epic, five-round brawl against Mark Hunt -- which resulted in a rare draw -- at UFC Fight Night 33 last December. The reason? Elevated testosterone levels as a result of bad doctor's advice, according to "Bigfoot," who was approved for testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) due to his battle with acromegaly. Despite his recent setbacks, Silva eyes a more

  • 20 days ago
  • 24 views

At age 36, "The Dragon" is confident he still has the tools to defeat the much younger and undefeated middleweight champion, Chris Weidman. At 36 years of age, Lyoto Machida has proven time and again he still has what it takes to compete with the best competition Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has to offer. The proof is in the pudding, as he earned himself a shot at the middleweight title, which he will attempt to claim when he faces division champion Chris Weidman at this weekend's (Sat., more