“(A fight against Brock Lesnar) Honestly right now, probably no. Just because the Carwin fight, Lesnar didn’t look all that spectacular. I think a lot of people might have thought that he lost that fight. And then the Velasquez fight obviously, Velasquez made Brock basically shout ‘Stop, Enough, Enough’ before he tapped due to strikes and that looked really bad… Right now I’m coming a win off of Mirko, I would maybe like to see me get another win and Brock himself redeem himself, so that way it’s more relevant to the division. Not just having the third fight for the sake of having the third fight. But having it to where it actually has some substance so that whoever wins will position themselves for a title shot. I think it has a lot more meaning that way… Roy Nelson is coming off a loss right now, but Brendan Schaub looked very good against Gabriel Gonzaga. That would be a fight, as far as trying to move forward to solidify myself for a title shot.”
—Frank Mir, via MMA Sucka, talking about who he’d like to fight next in the UFC heavyweight division
I don’t always agree with Frank Mir, but he makes all the sense in the world here regarding a third fight with Brock Lesnar. Booking the rubber match right now would feel forced and out of place with the flow of the division. Schaub and Mir want to fight each other as do Lesnar and Nelson. Booking those match-ups seems like a no-brainer to me.
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