UFC 146: Roy Nelson Retracts Claim That He Was Offered Cain Velasquez In #1 Contender's Bout

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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.

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JBjopa Buretic Josip
in reply to @JBjopa

@JBjopa I hope cain but still fight silva
Apr 21 via Twitter for Android Favorite Retweet Reply


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


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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...

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Just asked if I would fight cain for #1 contendership, answer is YES! Overeem pissed hot is my gain!
Apr 21 via Facebook Favorite Retweet Reply

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