Strikeforce Not Immune to Injury Bug, Frank Mir Injured and Out of Daniel Cormier Bout


Frank Mir UFC 107The fight wasn’t slated to take place under the UFC banner, but the UFC injury bug has bitten once again as former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir has been knocked out of his bout against Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix winner Daniel Cormier.

Sources close to the bout confirmed the news to MMAWeekly.com late Tuesday night.

The two were slated to square off in the main event of Strikeforce: Cormier vs. Mir on Nov. 3 in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Strikeforce and the UFC share the same ownership, so it’s no surprise that the injury bug has crawled out of the Octagon on over to Strikeforce cage. It was expected to be the first big crossover fight between the two promotions with Cormier moving over to the UFC after the bout since Strikeforce will be doing away with the heavyweight division.

Cormier (10-0) most recently defeated Josh Barnett in the Grand Prix final back in May. He had been sitting on the sideline, healing up some injuries of his own, before the fight with Mir was announced.

Mir (16-6) also last fought in May, losing via a second-round TKO stoppage at the heavy hands of UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos.

Mir had been a late replacement for Alistair Overeem when the Dutch fighter was placed on a de facto suspension after displaying an elevated ratio of testosterone to epitestosterone following a surprise drug test at a UFC press conference.

The news of Mir’s injury was first reported by Sports Rage.

Stay tuned to MMAWeekly.com for more Strikeforce news and updates.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 15 days ago
  • 62 views

Frank Mir suggested that he would fight Big Nog for the third time but it depends on the approval of the UFC. Former UFC Heavyweight champion Frank Mir has accepted a challenge to conclude his trilog read news >>

  • 24 days ago
  • 18 views

Very rarely does a fight come together via honest divisional math that has as much heat and validity as Jon Jones versus Daniel Cormier. That isn’t to say that there haven’t been some very lucrative read news >>

  • 4 days ago
  • 38 views

Good thing Brendan Schaub has no trouble finding opponents. Despite being called out by "Big Brown," former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight champion Frank Mir is no closer to making read news >>

  • 3 days ago
  • 0 views

The worldwide leader for mixed martial arts and UFC news, MMA News, UFC Rumors, MMA Rankings, Interviews, Videos, UFC Results, and UFC Blog read news >>

  • 25 days ago
  • 73 views

The spotlight in no longer so bright on Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier’s brewing feud, but the upcoming title challenger recently dropped an interesting nugget on social media.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 25 days ago
  • 3 views

"The Korean Zombie" Chan Sung Jung is injured again. The fan-favorite featherweight has not fought since an August 2013 bid at Jose Aldo's 145-pound strap, a fight in which he injured his shoulder an read news >>

  • 24 days ago
  • 1 views

Andre Fili has suffered an undisclosed injury and is officially out of his bout with Sean Soriano at UFC Fight Night “Mousasi vs. Jacare 2” on Sept. 5. Chas Skelly will fill in against So read news >>

  • 21 days ago
  • 137 views

Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier was postponed from September to January after the UFC light heavyweight champion suffered a torn meniscus in his knee and an ankle injury in training, and Dana White thin read news >>

  • 17 days ago
  • 3 views

A middleweight bout between Luke Barnatt and Roger Narvaez has joined the lineup for UFC Fight Night 57 in Texas.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>