Who is the #1 contender after Browne vs. Overeem?
UFC president Dana White says Saturday night’s fight between heavyweights Travis Browne and Alstair Overeem is not necessarily a #1 contender fight; he prefers to wait and see how they fight before determining what’s next.
For his part, Overeem says that is not his job to think about who gets the next title shot.
“I’m not really thinking about all that stuff,” said Overeem. “I just focus on my own thing, which is getting back on track, getting the workouts in, and assembling a new team. I don’t really focus on what other people think or what’s going to happen after this fight or the fight after. It’s up to the gentlemen of the UFC to decide what they’re going to do next.”
And for Browne, it is do or die.
“This is my shot to make my name,” said Browne. “Losing to a guy like Alistair, all it does is put me way back in line. [If] he loses to a guy like me, he still has his persona. So to me, it’s do or die.”
Who do you think will be the next challenger to the winner of UFC Cain vs. JDS at UFC 166 in October? Overeem vs. Browne winner? Cormier vs. Nelson winner? Or is it Werdum all by himself?