Frank Mir injured, out of Strikeforce heavyweight fight against Daniel Cormier

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infestructure
9/19/12 12:33:39AM
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Frank Mir (16-6 MMA, 14-6 UFC) will not fight Daniel Cormier (10-0 MMA, 7-0 SF), as it turns out.

An undisclosed injury has forced the ex-UFC champ to withdraw from "Strikeforce: Cormier vs. Mir," which takes place Nov. 3 at Chesapeake Energy Center in Oklahoma City, Okla., and airs live on Showtime and Showtime Extreme.

MMAjunkie.com (mmajunkie.com) confirmed the news on Tuesday night with a source close to the promotion following an initial report from news show Sports Rage. It's unknown whether a replacement for Mir has been found.

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Sorry to be the bearer of bad news guys. I think Mir realises its a lose/lose for him



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tcunningham
9/19/12 12:53:37AM
god damnit. i was really looking forward to seeing if cormier was ready for the top fighters in the ufc. i think they should just bring him into the ufc for one of the cards in November or December.
bjj1605
9/19/12 1:31:09AM
Cooler
9/19/12 1:33:11AM
These guys and their injuries are hurting my interest in the sport at this point
FastKnockout
9/19/12 1:41:32AM
Injuries happen in all sports but especially in combat sports where you're training to step in the cage. I hate injures as much as the next guy but I'd rather them pull out and care for their health instead of fighting injured which would most likely make for a bad performance anyway.

I hope they find a new opponent. I wouldn't mind if they used Travis Browne and found someone else (maybe Mitrione) for Big Foot.
meier
9/19/12 1:55:45AM
Mark Hunt or Cro Cop or Fedor
Twenty20Dollars
9/19/12 2:09:56AM

Posted by Cooler

These guys and their injuries are hurting my interest in the sport at this point



I said the same thing. Then someone said they hated me for saying that.


Oh well, I wasn't a big fan of the match up anyway and Mir would probably lose how he always loses, via tko.
Sir_Karl
9/19/12 2:47:04AM
I understand that if you want to reach the top or stay at the top you have to train harder than ever before but this is getting ridiculous.All of these fighters who are getting injured better be showing Zuffa their "doctor's excuses".
aussiemma
9/19/12 2:47:27AM
this is really beyond the joke now, it seems just in the last year there have been more cancellations of big fights than anytime before.
Samps
9/19/12 3:03:28AM
Tim Sylvia or Mark Hunt
Aether
9/19/12 3:30:34AM
Another day, another big fight cancelled.
Poor_Franklin
9/19/12 4:16:02AM

Posted by Twenty20Dollars


Posted by Cooler

These guys and their injuries are hurting my interest in the sport at this point



I said the same thing. Then someone said they hated me for saying that.





The actual quote i said was "I really hate that for you."

I never said I hated you, just said I didn't relate to it bc the matchup that was ruined was the Aldo/Koch & it gave us Aldo/Edgar, a much better fight.

It doesn't matter now since both fights are gone. Just thought you'd like to know that no one hates you for having that opinion.
infestructure
9/19/12 5:18:46AM

Posted by Samps

Tim Sylvia or Mark Hunt



That actually sounds really good right now
sparky
9/19/12 7:27:53AM
Awful news

I was really interested in seeing this match up. I honestly dont know who would be a good replacement at this point
george112
9/19/12 7:41:06AM
Another one bites the dust

I'm numb to injury announcements at this point
State_Champ
9/19/12 8:12:23AM
I have to say, I am curious about the average age of fighters in the UFC as a whole versus the average age of fighters injured this year (or over the past few years) during the lead-up to a fight.
Seems like the injured tend to be older (at least older in the sport, if not years), but that's just from the top of my head.

I may have to do some research...
Bubbles
9/19/12 8:41:51AM
sweet now I don't have to wait as long for Mir to lose me points in Airkerma's side game
aussiemma
9/19/12 8:46:41AM

Posted by Poor_Franklin


Posted by Twenty20Dollars


Posted by Cooler

These guys and their injuries are hurting my interest in the sport at this point



I said the same thing. Then someone said they hated me for saying that.





The actual quote i said was "I really hate that for you."

I never said I hated you, just said I didn't relate to it bc the matchup that was ruined was the Aldo/Koch & it gave us Aldo/Edgar, a much better fight.

It doesn't matter now since both fights are gone. Just thought you'd like to know that no one hates you for having that opinion.



don't worry twenty bucks i still hate you buddy !
bigrand826
9/19/12 9:39:27AM
Who do you think they should get to replace him? Werdum? He isn't scheduled, I don't think. He isn't injured is he? Cormier still has to fulfill his last fight for Strikeforce/Showtime before he moves to the UFC.
airkerma
9/19/12 9:43:21AM

Posted by Bubbles

sweet now I don't have to wait as long for Mir to lose me points in Airkerma's side game


II was happy when 151 got canceled, no more losing points for me
ghandikush
9/19/12 9:51:47AM
Why cant Mir just go in injured so I can see him knuckle nogined?
DrivenDavies15
9/19/12 10:35:16AM
The only guys I can think of right now would be Werdum, Arlovski or maybe even Cheick Kongo. Hunt is apparently going to be out for some time and those are the only match ups in my mind that could be competitive.
LightsOUT23
9/19/12 10:39:20AM
Gonzaga !!!!
Manak
9/19/12 10:51:18AM

Posted by State_Champ

I have to say, I am curious about the average age of fighters in the UFC as a whole versus the average age of fighters injured this year (or over the past few years) during the lead-up to a fight.
Seems like the injured tend to be older (at least older in the sport, if not years), but that's just from the top of my head.

I may have to do some research...



only young one i can think of is Aldo
prozacnation1978
9/19/12 11:04:27AM
Just another regular day in the office
Not suprised. I doubt 154 main event stays intact

I would have to say werdum. He already fought in strikeforce. Or maybe kongo
JLS1980
9/19/12 11:12:04AM

Posted by bigrand826

Who do you think they should get to replace him? Werdum? He isn't scheduled, I don't think. He isn't injured is he? Cormier still has to fulfill his last fight for Strikeforce/Showtime before he moves to the UFC.



I think Werdum makes the most since. He's not scheduled, both guys are ranked in the top 10, and IMO Werdum has been improving. Werdum is recognized as one of the most dangerous submission specialists in MMA. His striking is looking really good and this would be a serious test for both fighters.

If Werdum doesn't get the shot at Cormier maybe they've got bigger plans for him. Maybe TUF Brazil 2. Coaches JDS and Werdum.
Boo_Radley21
9/19/12 11:36:11AM
Booooo. Not a surprise though
BillsNewAccount
9/19/12 11:46:28AM
Seeing Frank Mirrrrr get pummeled by a wrestler with a lot of power again would have been cool but I think Mirrrr was just a stepping stone for the match we really want to see. Jon Bones v Cormier.
TeamDEY
9/19/12 12:55:44PM
Being completely honest... this is probably the best thing for Mir getting hurt. Everyone knows he was going to get knocked out again.
Goatenstein
9/19/12 1:21:01PM
After beating Barnett a win over Mir wouldn't mean anything anyway.
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