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The UFC Will Create An Interim Heavyweight Title And Lesnar Home After Minor Surgery

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That's what UFC president Dana White told the LA Times:

White told The Times on Tuesday that he will schedule an interim heavyweight title fight during Lesnar's absence and that he's "working on it right now."

Let's take a look at some potential candidates:

-Shane Carwin is out with a knee injury, but didn't have knee surgery as previously reported.  He's available after UFC 108.

-Cain Velasquez was originally scheduled to face Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC 108, until Nog pulled out with a staph infection.

-Frank Mir is fighting Cheick Kongo at UFC 107

-Junior dos Santos is fighting Gabriel Gonzaga at UFC 108

Of course Brock Lesnar and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira will be out for a while.  Who would you like to see fight for the UFC interim heavyweight title?  Shane Carwin vs. Cain Velasquez is probably the most intriguing, but both are still largely unproven.  They were originally scheduled to clash at UFC 104, before Carwin was pulled out of that match up to face Brock Lesnar at UFC 106.  Cain Velasquez went on to destroy MMA veteran Ben Rothwell at UFC104.  However, Carwin was the UFC's #1 contender, and the winner of Velasquez/Nogueira would have faced the winner of Carwin/Lesnar.  That's my pick in regards to who they'll choose.

In other news, Brock Lesnar is home recuperating after having minor intestinal surgery.  There could be a need for further surgery, but it's going to be a wait and see approach with that at this time.