POLL: Who should get the next shot at the UFC Heavyweight title?

Reigning UFC Heavyweight champ Junior dos Santos is expected to defend his title on December 29th, against a yet to be announced opponent. With both Alistair Overeem and Cain Velasquez being in the mix, who should get his shot at the belt? Make your vote!


31 Comments

  1. Avatar of Evan Holober

    Evan Holober

    August 7, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    Where’s the option for Nick Diaz?

  2. Avatar of Hmadrigal

    Hmadrigal

    August 8, 2012 at 12:06 am

    Gotta be Cain. Overeem shouldn’t be thought about since his suspension is still on. He should be made to fight a top guy first and do it impressively and clean. He should fight Cormier in Cormier’s UFC debute

  3. Avatar of gaul

    gaul

    August 8, 2012 at 12:30 am

    As we always say, he got round 1,2 and 5…

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    MMAeveryDay

    August 8, 2012 at 12:33 am

    Well played sir

  5. Avatar of gaul

    gaul

    August 8, 2012 at 12:36 am

    It wont be fair to Cormier IMHO, cuz if he KTFO by number 1 (or 2) contender, he gonna need 3-4 win streak for a title shot. He shold figth someone like our good old gatekeeper Kongo

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    godsofwararise

    August 8, 2012 at 12:38 am

    I’d pay to watch Diaz fight JDS after they’ve each had a couple of ‘special’ brownies.

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    godsofwararise

    August 8, 2012 at 12:43 am

    The winner of Sylvia-Arlovski 4

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    gaul

    August 8, 2012 at 12:51 am

    nah, their winner first should take Butterbean

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    Brasil

    August 8, 2012 at 12:58 am

    Cain deserves it and is the N1 contenter..but now Overoid should get it…The champ has spoken…. He wants to ko someone and that someone shall get koed!!!

  10. Avatar of whitemare

    whitemare

    August 8, 2012 at 1:09 am

    Cain velazquez Via BLOODBATH

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    High_Kick

    August 8, 2012 at 1:54 am

    Overeem vs JDS would be my preference, because both have an unbeaten streak for quite some time and a striker vs striker match always delivers in terms of fast paced action.
    From a rational perspective I would go for Velasquez vs JDS. Velasquez is the true no 1 contender bouncing impressively from his single loss. Overeem used to be one of my favorite fighters, but lost my respect roiding. He should not get the privilege over Cain who’s performance is a result of talent, fighting spirit, training and sacrifice. Giving the fight to Overeem would be a wrong signal towards all fighters. Roiding is an unfair shortcut to peak performance and should not be rewarded with instant title match. JDS: if you really want to punish Overeem, pick the clean fighter, let Overeem stand in line for a shot at your title, have him fight someone else to redeem himself and then KTFO of him!

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    chiller

    August 8, 2012 at 2:24 am

    Werdum should be next in line

  13. Avatar of highkick12

    highkick12

    August 8, 2012 at 3:24 am

    Ill vote for a striker over a wrestler almost every time…

  14. Avatar of HunterB

    HunterB

    August 8, 2012 at 3:31 am

    Cain beats Bigfoot in Silva’s UFC debut to make him the #1 contender? Yeah that makes perfect ****ing sense. Sometimes I wonder how some of these fighters really believe what is coming out of their mouth.

  15. Avatar of HunterB

    HunterB

    August 8, 2012 at 3:32 am

    I didn’t even vote because he wasn’t on the list.

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    DJPlatinumUSA

    August 8, 2012 at 3:38 am

    Chuck Norris should get the next title shot

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    ny2ut2id2nv

    August 8, 2012 at 4:19 am

    Cain vs Jds. Reem goes before the nsac in December and there is no guarantee he will even be cleared. Which means the very earliest he could fight is probably new years ish. You can’t plan a fight and HOPE the Reem gets cleared. Do you really want your heavyweight champ without an opponent until possibly early 2013???? Cain vs Jds is the safest play here its just not the most lucrative one.

  18. Avatar of Mike Perryman

    Mike Perryman

    August 8, 2012 at 6:16 am

    I think DC can take the Reem’s punch. I think DC can probably take the reem in convincing fasion!

  19. Avatar of Mike Perryman

    Mike Perryman

    August 8, 2012 at 6:21 am

    I think JDS just wants to prove that roids don’t make someone the best. And who better to do that against other than the guy who got caught; and its running his mouth. But the better moral decision is Cain.

  20. Avatar of JTalbain

    JTalbain

    August 8, 2012 at 7:54 am

    I’d say the winner of Mir and Cormier actually. Despite what people might think, it isn’t a guarantee that Cormier will be Mir, and I don’t think it’d be right o give Overeem a title shot for beating someone coming off a loss.

  21. Avatar of JTalbain

    JTalbain

    August 8, 2012 at 7:54 am

    beat Mir*

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    JTalbain

    August 8, 2012 at 7:56 am

    I agree. I’d love to see Norris get KTFO’ed by crisp boxing from someone who outweighs him by over 50 pounds. That’d make my night right there.

  23. Avatar of Robbo

    Robbo

    August 8, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Cain deserves it more by Overeem v JDS is the fight i want to see

  24. Avatar of Geoff_Biscuits

    Geoff_Biscuits

    August 8, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    But Mir is arguably a top 5 heavyweight at the moment and is coming off a title fight himself. If Cormier can get past Mir then surely that has to put him right into the mix. Kongo would be step backwards, no?

  25. Avatar of Geoff_Biscuits

    Geoff_Biscuits

    August 8, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    I understand that Cain is a comodity that the UFC really wants to sell and has the talent to back it up but I think a Cain Vs Overeem No 1 contender mach would be great for everybody concerned. Cain defeated Silva convincingly but I don’t believe Bigfoot really presented Cain with the right challenge. If Cain could get passed a legit world class striker in Overeem then that’s gotta do so much for his confidence and would make for one of the most anticipated rematches in HW history . If Overeem wins (and remains clean) then that’s gotta go a long way in restoring faith and I don’t think anybody could argue that, despite his past, he’s truelly deserving of a shot. As far as the UFC and the us the fans are concerned, regardless of the outcome we get 2 excellent main event fights and a confident, fired up contender ready to challenge for the title. It’s win win the way I see it.

    Only problem is, what happens to JDS in the mean time. I wouldn’t sniff at Cormier fight if he can get passed Mir. Mir is coming off a title fight himself afterall.

  26. Avatar of Hmadrigal

    Hmadrigal

    August 8, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    DC was the reems replacement wasnt he in the grand prix? why not fight ur replacement who won the grand prix….

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    Hmadrigal

    August 8, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Joaquim Ferreira? for those who dont know who’s the one guy that beat junior and they are actually 1-1 against eachother….

  28. Avatar of Hmadrigal

    Hmadrigal

    August 8, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    its not that he beat bigfoot, its “HOW” he beat bigfoot

  29. Avatar of Evan Holober

    Evan Holober

    August 8, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    He believes he’s the #1 contender because Dana has says he is. I really believe that these guys take whatever is said in the media to heart. It’s the Dan Hardy effect.

  30. Avatar of Evan Holober

    Evan Holober

    August 8, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    I like that idea.

  31. Avatar of goat9899

    goat9899

    August 13, 2012 at 3:50 am

    Giving the fight to Overeem would be a wrong signal towards all fighters.

    Funny they replaced Overeem with Mir and he had a TRT exemption.

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