Almost two months ago, we brought the exciting news that former two-time UFC Heavyweight champion Frank Mir would cross promotional boundaries to face Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix champion Daniel Cormier. The inter-promotional fight was the first of its kind despite the UFC/Strikeforce merger happening over a year ago.
Unfortunately, rumors surfaced Tuesday night that the former UFC champ suffered an injury forcing him from the bout. MMA Junkie confirmed the rumors:
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.
This was a very anticipated match up between two of the sports most talented heavyweights. Even with Cormier's bout in doubt, the Strikeforce card is still enticing with Luke Rockhold's second Middleweight title defense against Lorenz Larkin. Former Olympian Sara McMann will also make her promotional debut. The event will take place on November 3 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, OK.