Could Lesnar and Mir Meet in First Ever New York UFC?

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The mixed martial arts world is buzzing with the speculation that UFC juggernauts Brock Lesnar and Frank Mir may square-off in New York.

Until recently New York hasn’t hosted a UFC. This was because of one man: Politician Sheldon Silver has fought against the UFC, and mixed martial arts in general, at every turn.

But Silver has recently been arraigned on charges of fraud and extortion.  And with his removal from the political scene in New York goes the greatest obstacle to the UFC hosting an event in one of the world’s most lucrative markets.

Having Lesnar fight his return match in the Big Apple would be a fitting celebration.

Lesnar holds the record for highest Pay-Per-View audience ever. His loss to the franchise was a devastating blow.

But with his highly publicised departure from the WWE, and whispers of meetings with UFC supremo Dana White, rumours are flying about his return.

No contracts have been signed. No announcements have been made. There are still plenty of legal and contractual hoops to jump through. But should everything work out the way UFC fans hope it will the clash between Mir and Lesnar will stop the world.

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