A few weeks ago, UFC president Dana White, told the media it would be either Andrei Arlovski or Stipe Miocic next in line for a crack at the UFC Heavyweight Champion Fabricio Werdum. There has been speculation for weeks on who would get the next Heavyweight Title shot. Many believed Arlovski or Junior Dos Santos should be next and others would argue for Miocic or for a Velasquez rematch. If we take Dana White for a man of his word it would appear that the Croatian Heavyweight Stipe Miocic has earned the next shot. White had said either Miocic or Arlovski would be next in line for the title, and subsequently it was announced officially tonight by the UFC that Andrei Arlovski will face Frank Mir next and not Werdum.
With that announcement it would leave Miocic as the logical choice to face the reigning Heavyweight Champ from Brazil Fabricio Werdum.
As history has proven in the UFC though the logical answer isn’t always the right one. At this point it is a toss up between a few guys in the top 5 that make sense. In my opinion other then Arlovski their is only 3 other possible opponents for Werdum. That being Junior Dos Santos, Stipe Miocic and former Champion Cain Velasquez. A rumour has been swirling about JDS being matched up with Allistair Overeem so that could potentially leave only Valesquez and Miocic once the dust settles.
Who do you guys think deserves the next shot at the reigning champ Fabricio Werdum?
Stipe Miocic, Cain Velasquez, Junior Dos Santos or maybe you have someone else in mind?
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