There is a rumor making the rounds that two big name heavyweights coming off of high profile losses are being discussed as possible opponents for UFC 160 in Las Vegas on Memorial Day Weekend. The two names being rumored as potential opponents are former UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos and former Strikeforce title holder Alistair Overeem. Dos Santos was battered during a five-round way against newly crowned champion Cain Velasquez, while Overeem suffered a brutal knockout at the hands of Antonio Silva.
There are also rumors that Velasquez and Silva will face off in a title bout to headline the card.
Rumors began when UFC president Dana White announced on Twitter that he was on his way to Ireland to accept an honor and that he would be buying pints for guests after the ceremony.
On my way to Ireland!!! Land minday and then Trinity College Dublin on Tues.I’m buying PINTS after the ceremony.
— Dana White (@danawhite) February 11, 2013
It was then a person who claims to have been one of the recipients of White’s free pints that spread the word of the potential heavyweight matchups.
If the rumors are true, UFC 160 has two incredible fights on the card. Silva will be looking for redemption after being destroyed by Velasquez in their first meeting. Overeem and Dos Santos will both be looking to get back on the right track after suffering brutal losses. The Overeem – Dos Santos match would be a brilliant meeting of two of the divisions best strikers.
The UFC has yet to confirm or deny the rumors.
Which of the two rumored bouts would you be more excited to see?