Originally Posted by ThaiRoundhouse
vera is fighting mir? is that official? dude, are they trying to put mir 6 feet under or what?
Well their original plan was to have him make his return and go straight to the top so they put him in against Cruz thinking Mir would handle that and well, Mir got caught with some elbows and punches and was a bloody mess so they called it.
Then he comes into his next fight and gases after about 2 minutes and was in atrocious fighting shape with his flabby stomache hanging out, fihgting a can Dan Christianson.
So after that series of events UFC realizes Mir is not goignt o work out for a #1 contender spot and Vera is the readiest of fighters so there you have it, Mir vs Vera #1 contender match. UFC wants and beleives Vera will win this obviously or are hoping Mir gets back into shape and starts fighting but he will never be the same fighter, the leg is fucked and he should reture after this fight IMO or really get serious about training but his mobility does not seem like it did before the leg injury.
Like I stated before I think Vera will accomplish what Couture did, he is going to get the HW belt and then drop down to 205 and get the LHW belt.
With his skills I don't see why he would not accomplish this feat in a few years and Chuck will be stepping down within a few years but I would like to see him fight Vera before he does.