Alistair Overeem is in all likelihood not going to be fighting JDS at UFC 146, and for marketing reasons the decision on who to replace 'Reem has to be made promptly.
The most recent possibility is Dan Henderson, who was asked recently on Twitter "Would you take the JDS fight if offered?" Henderson was direct - "For sure.."
The other likely and unlikely possible opponents are handicapped below.
The Likely Pick: Frank Mir
The Darkhorse: Fabricio Werdum
Unlikely: Cain Velasquez
Josh Barnett or Daniel Cormier
Of this group, only the top three are likely to be considered, for obvious reasons. Mir, however, makes the most sense. He's already on the card, he's the first one to step up and volunteer for the spot, and unlike Velasquez, he wasn't on the wrong end of a disastrous knockout loss to dos Santos.
Bottom line: Overeem out, Mir in.
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Heavyweight bout: Cain Velasquez vs. Frank Mir
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