Recent rumors suggest that the UFC would like to line up a third encounter between heavyweight rivals Frank Mir and Brock Lesnar at the turn of the year, but in a new interview Mir reveals he has someone else in mind.

“Alistair Overeem would be pretty cool [to fight next] if he actually came over,” Mir tells Middleeasy.com.

“I think he’s a great fighter, he’s done a lot in this sport. He’s got a lot of accomplishments and I think he’s an immediate threat if he came over and I’d like to test myself against him.”

Dana White confirmed again at the weekend that he is in talks with Overeem regarding an exclusive deal with the UFC after resolving the companies differences with his management Golden Glory, so it’s a fight that’s not beyond the realms of possibility.

At the same tme Mir isn’t completely ruling out a rubber match with Lesnar, though he doesn’t seem overly enthused by the prospect.

“If it works out it works out,” he shrugs. “I just want to fight again, it doesn’t matter who.”

Check out the full interview below.

4 COMMENTS

  1. Yeah, I agree that Mir Vs Lesnar 3 isn’t neccessarily the best option right now.

    Lesnar Vs Schaub sounds decent – I’d settle for that and have Mir rematch Nogueira or take on Overeem if he does sign.

  2. Mir vs. Overeem would be a decent fight, but Schaub is done if he can’t beat a slow worn out Big Nog! Lesnar would tear Schaub apart. I guess those people commenting before me did not see the recent fight at UFC Rio.

  3. Did you see Lesnar’s last fight? He doesn’t cope well with strikers with a bit of power so Schaub will pose a threat in that regard and also has decent takedown defence. If he gets taken down then yeah, it’s probably game over.

    It’s a solid first fight back for Brock though considering what he’s been through with his diverticulitis illness. Last time after his recovery they threw him right back into the fire with fights against Carwin and Velasquez in relatively short order. Part of that was down to the fact that he was still the champion, but now that he’s no longer holding the belt I don’t see any harm in bringing him back a little more gradually.

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