Originally Posted by Robstar
Mir got the title shot because Allister Overreem tested positive for performance enhancing drugs after his fight with Lesnar. The Nevada State Athletic Commission would not clear Overeem for his fighting liscense since this was the second or third time for Allister testing positive, and he was on a probation period for the same thing already, even before the fight with Lesnar. Dana wasn't happy, but was left with a tough decision as in who to replace Overeem. Mir was the next in line and had not tested positive for performance enhancers. That is how it happened.
I hope Mayhem has worked on his conditioning, in his fight with Bisping he tanked early and was clearly not properly prepaired for the fight. Let's hope he makes a better showing here as Dana is going to be watching his performance closely.