Brock Lesnar will likely face fellow former heavyweight champ Frank Mir for a third time when he returns from his recent loss to Cain Velasquez, UFC President Dana White announced during Friday’s UFC 122 Q&A in Germany.
“He never asked for Roy Nelson, that’s not true. The last thing I did hear was that he wants to fight Frank Mir again,” White said (via Fighters Only). “We will probably see Lesnar fight Mir next, I think that the rubber match makes sense.”
Lesnar (5-2) suffered a first-round TKO to Velasquez last month to snap a four-fight win streak, while Mir (14-5) rebounded with a third-round knockout of Mirko Cro Cop in September.
White also said the anticipated addition of a 125-pound flyweight division will come sooner than expected once World Extreme Cagefighting officially merges with the UFC on Jan. 1.
“I believe we will open it up a lot sooner than people think we will,” White said. “There are going to be more title fights in more places.”