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.