Dana White says winner of Nogueira vs Velasquez could get a shot at Lesnar

The concept of the newcomer vs the tough veteran is very appealing and it is the story underlying this weekends main event at UFC 110 Nogueira vs Velasquez.At today’s Pre event press conference in Sydney,Dana Whiten UFC president confirmed what many MMA fans expected,that a title shot may be awarded to the winner of the fight. Even though Frank Mir is to soon face Carwin at UFC 111 in march,Dana feels the winner of Nog v Cain should get the shot at Brock on his return to the octagon after illness.

“Brock is back in the HW division now,” Dana said “He’s healthy,and he’s going to fight again. Mir and Carwin are going to fight for the Interim HW title because the fight was already scheduled before brock said he was coming back. (Nog and Cain),the winner of that fight puts them right in the mix because something could happen to either carwin or Mir in their fight where they couldn’t fight brock,so the winner of this fight would fight Brock.”

Lesnar has been out of The Octagon since last July’s UFC 100 event where took a TKO victory over Frank Mir. After overcoming life threatening illness Lesnar has announced he will fight this year.

Brock has said he wants to take the interim tag off of the winner of the Carwin vs Mir fight and personally i would like to see the rubber match of Brock V mir especially now Mir has found his stride at 265lbs.

Source: MMAJunkie.com



8 Comments

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    Rory Kernaghan

    February 18, 2010 at 5:13 am

    LOL i spelt dana white wrong !!!sorry admin

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    grapplure

    February 18, 2010 at 6:52 am

    haha i enjoyed the picture of dw you chose

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    Ninja

    February 18, 2010 at 7:22 am

    This is a big “IF”, i think the winner of this fight should fight the winner of dos santos and gonzaga that is more reasonable and likely to happen but then again nog and dos santos won’t fight each other so win or lose cain is probably going to fight dos santos or gonzaga

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    Rigo

    February 18, 2010 at 9:51 am

    the ony reasonable thing is if theres an interim champion!
    and the champion is able to fight then theres no need of any other fight !

    if brock said hes ready by the summer!

    and the interim fight is in march!

    then is no problem brock can fight Mir or Carwin whoever wins!

    and nogueira or Cain fight right after that!

    beside Cain had alredy the title fight!

    why cain or nogueira should come first!

    and everyone wants the rubber match of lesnar and mir!

    Dana white is making the rankings all mess up juts like the middleweights

    it was supose to be Henderson vs silva
    then nate vs silva
    then Vitor vs silva
    then Sonnen vs silva

    and we end up with maia vs silva wtf??

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    Rigo

    February 18, 2010 at 9:59 am

    BESIDE CARWIN ( not cain sorry )
    had alredy the title fight!

    why cain or noguiera should fight first??

    dana knos mir and carwin are way more serious threat to lesnar

    i think dana wants to give brock the less dificult fight he can

    he hype brock so much! it almost look like hes the nutthugger!

    Carwin is the best heavyweight in the UFC i think ! but if mir can beat him then the rubber match will be epic!

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    bambam

    February 18, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    Mir will beat Nog. Mir’s work ethic has drastically increased plus has put on 25lbs of pure muscle since the last time they met. He’s now stronger, fast and just as/if not more, technical then before. Nog is a great fighter and has an advantage of another strategy this time, i just feel Mir is becoming a bigger force then ever before.

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    ston3pony

    February 19, 2010 at 4:19 am

    Lesnar would dominate Nog worse than Fedor ever did. IMO. All due respect to Nog, it’s just that Nog is human and Lesnar is a sophisticated MMA robot sent back through time or something.

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    Ninja

    February 19, 2010 at 8:35 am

    Are you joking, Lesnar isn’t even that good hes only beaten one good fighter that mir, how can you even compare him to nog and fedor who are number 1 and 2 hw of all time, nog would submit lesner like he submitted Henderson, Sylvia, Cro Cop, Herring, Bob Sapp and many other. Lesnar still has a long way to go before you can consider him even top 5 hw of all time

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