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    Default Lesnar, Overeem, Barnett rumors - hammers hamill

    From: hammers hamil
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    Its been awhile and im back... Allistar Overeem and Golden Glory management are back in zuffa's good graces and have been negoiating in good faith and have come to a deal with ufc for allistar overeem im told this will be announced very shortly with the possibility of reem making his debut at ufc 140 and if not The January new years show...

    As for Brock Lesnar his medicals will be back this week and a decision on his status for ufc 140 will be determined.. Brock is on his last fight of his contract and has decided not to renegoiate a new contract with zuffa at this time... Zuffa want Brock Lesnar vs Frank Mir as there main event pending lesnars health but have softened there stance... With zuffa gageing public interests from reading varous mma related fourms and twitter bombing dana about the fight other options have been discused.... Like winner of nog schwab but nothing set in stone... Brock gets to pick his opponment for his return fight and all indications are He is going to choose frank mir... Mir expects this matchup...

    With ufc 140 undercard completed there buying time to make a co main event and main event ... Co main event will be lyoto machida vs Franlin or bader and possibly davis... Zuffa dont want too book the davis fight and build him slowly but im told its also on the table but doubtful... Dan Henderson name is another possibility as talks have been good between both sides and henderson would take co main with machida for number one contender ... Dan has stated he wants time off but its a ploy for more bargining power... Co main and main event for ufc 140 will be announced within 2 weeks with tickets going on sale in 3 weeks as im told....

    Meeting with showtime next week to discuss strikeforce extending there deal with sho sports... Strikeforce for the time being will not be dying there are plans like ive stated before to turn it into a regional feeder show and slowly expand out of there strong markets.. Zuffa was highly dissapointed with the strikeforce ratings for fedor vs henderson card as they expected alot more viewers....

    Ufc is working on a multi network deal with fox and talks are still going on with spike tv... deal would be ufc doing 3 to 5 network specials in primetime on saturday nights while remaining on spike... there have been a few other networks showing interest and entering negoiations but zuffa has over priced there brand nothing finalized as zuffa entertaining offers but fox leading candadate....

    zuffa looks to have gained barnett clearance for the next round of the tourny but his issues with nsac and csac will need to be addressed very shortly as strikeforce will not be catering for one fighter ive been told... The coker regeime are responsible for these issues and the inmates run the aslyum... Zuffa fighters will be going over to the strikeforce brand still and its being discussed this month has been the busiest month in zuffa history im told... Ufc is looking to expand to sweden and japan for 2012 and Zuffa will be expanding there canadian market place by going to alberta in 2012 also... Will post more info as i get it...
    Lesnar, Overeem, Barnett rumors - MMA News
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    i dont want to see lesnar vs mir at all i was hoping he would fight overeem but overeem will probably get a title shot. hendo vs machida would be awesome i hope that fight happens.

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    Interesting things.

    I am not interested in Lesnar-Mir III, it will be more competitive than their last bout but I still think lesnar would win without that much problems.

    For Overeem there are a lot of possibilities, he can face Mir, Lesnar, Cain, JDS, and winner of Nog/Schaub. I have read that Overeem wants a title shot inmediately and I am not sure UFC will give him one that fast, but I think they will put him in a No. 1 contender fight.
    The best option for him I think is Frank Mir, IMO he would put an epic beating on Mir.
    Lesnar would be dangerous with takedowns, but in the feet we all know that Lesnar is not brilliant and Overeem has probably the best striking in the HW division, so how will react Lesnar whn Overeem lands one of those knees? If he does not get KOd, he will be scared as hell for sure. He would easily destroy Schaub and Nog.
    So I want to see him vs JDS or Cain, those would be great matches.

    As for Machida. Definitely the Hendo fight is the best option. Franklin, Davies and Bader would have nothing to do against Lyoto. Hendo has a pretty decent chance though.

    It is good that they want to expand to Sweden, but aside of Gustafsson, what other fighter they have from Sweden?

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    I like what I'm hearing except for the Lesnar/Mir III fight. I'm not all that interested in it, but I won't lie, I would watch it if they actually decided on that. I like the Mir/Overeem match up though, that is IF Ubereem does come to the UFC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IceCold48 View Post
    i dont want to see lesnar vs mir at all i was hoping he would fight overeem but overeem will probably get a title shot. hendo vs machida would be awesome i hope that fight happens.
    Lesnar-Mir 3 would be a good fight. Brock doesnt deserve an intimidate title shot and Mir has a couple of wins now. Brock is a winnable fight for Frank, an appropriate rubber match imo.

    Henderson vs. Lyoto would be a dream fight. Machida would make quick work of Bader or Davis. But Dan has good standup, with serious power, and a granite chin. Machida likes to land a land multiple punches and get out, capitalizing and finishing when he hurts his opponent. But Dan's chin will be able to hold up and his power is a threat to anybody. It is a hard fight for both of them and tough to call, similar to Machida vs. Rampage.

    Machida said after the couture fight that he wanted to fight soon but doesnt have a good relationship with dana and there have been no good opponents for him, it would suck for him to be out so long.

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