By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer
With the news this week that Alistair Overeem has failed a pre-fight drug test for elevated testosterone levels, the likelihood of someone stepping into replace him at UFC 146 in the main event against UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior Dos Santos is quite high.
Former Champion Frank Mir is a name that has been thrown around as a possible replacement and he talked about it in a statement released last night:
“I would be excited if given the opportunity to compete for the UFC's heavyweight title at UFC 146 if the reports released earlier today regarding Alistair Overeem failing his 'A' sample drug test are true.”
“I have been fortunate to be able to fight in the UFC for more than a decade, and it is a dream of mine to become the first three-time heavyweight champion in the UFC. Being able to fight Junior Dos Santos would put me one step closer to that dream.”
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