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UPDATE: Nelson has tweeted that he has not been offered a #1 contender's bout against Cain Velasquez at UFC 146 but will still face Antonio Silva instead.
UFC Heavyweight Roy Nelson has tweeted that he has been offered a #1 contender's bout against former champ Cain Velasquez at UFC 146: Dos Santos vs. Mir. Nelson added that "Overeem pissed hot is my gain." Nelson was referring to the failed urine test taken by Alistair Overeem on March 27th
Overeem had originally been scheduled to challenge Heavyweight champ Junior dos Santos at UFC 146 on May 26th. His presumptive failure to be licensed to fight in Nevada got him pulled out of the title fight. Last night UFC president Dana White announced that former champion Frank Mir would get the title shot instead of Overeem.
Nelson's tweet is reproduced after the jump...