Brock Lesnar Looking To Fight Roy Nelson?

So far nothing has been heard from Brock Lesnar since his convincing defeat at the hands of Cain Velasquez at UFC 121 last month.

That’s led to speculation over who the former pro-wrestler will face next, and indeed whether he will return to the sport at all.

If The Wrestling Observer is to be believed then Lesnar has Roy Nelson in mind as his next opponent.

“I can tell you this for pretty much 100% certainty – Brock Lesnar wants that fight.  I mean he’s asked for that fight.” Bryan Alvarez said on the Wrestling Observer podcast yesterday.

Despite that it seems like the UFC might have other ideas about who the former champion should be facing next.

“I think the first fight they’re probably going to offer is a third fight with Frank Mir,” says Alvarez.

For his part Nelson, who was recently taken off the UFC’s New Years Day show after his opponent Shane Carwin suffered an injury setback, appears to be more than up for the challenge if it’s presented to him.

“Of course I would love to fight Brock he is coming off loss like me he was the UFC longest running Champ that means something,” Nelson stated on Twitter.

It should be noted that at this stage it’s not crystal clear whether Alvarez was referencing something that Lesnar was asking for before or after his recent loss.  That makes a big difference as the Velasquez fight may have changed his thinking on what comes next.

Dana White is expected to talk with Lesnar soon so hopefully we’ll get a more concrete understanding of what is going to come next for the UFC’s biggest draw sooner rather than later.

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