Cain Velasquez is set to be given a stern test upon his return from the first defeat of his career, after Lorenzo Fertitta revealed he is heading for a fight with Frank Mir.
Velasquez is looking to get back on the road to the heavyweight title after he lost his belt to Junior Dos Santos. The knockout loss was the first of his MMA career.
Fertitta offered information in response to a plethora of subjects during a Twitter Q&A session, revealing Nick Diaz would not be cut by the UFC and that Forrest Griffin's next fight would be Tito Ortiz. He also singled out May 26 for Dos Santos' first title defence against Alistair Overeem.
Perhaps most intriguing of all though, was when Fertitta was asked who is next for Frank Mir. His response simply stated: "Cain".
Mir has won his last three fights, two in cumbersome manner against Mirko Cro Cop and Roy Nelson. However, his last outing saw him become the first man to submit Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, breaking his arm in the process.
A meeting between Velasquez and Mir would represent a clash of two former champions and will almost certainly produce the next No. 1 contender if Overeem was to beat Dos Santos later this year.
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