On loan from the UFC heavyweight division, Frank Mir was signed to fight Strikeforce Grand Prix winner Daniel Cormier in one of the promotion’s final divisional dances. Now, following the lead of a few recent UFC events, it appears Mir is out of the match-up and Strikeforce is looking for a suitable replacement.
According to MMAJunkie, Mir (16-6) was injured while training for the November 3 card, leaving the 10-0 Cormier without a fight. The scramble is more than likely on to find a replacement for the bout, though there is also a chance they just scrap it altogether. The card’s co-main event features a middleweight title-fight between champion Luke Rockhold and Lorenz Larkin that could easily headline the card.
Official word on the situation is expected to surface from Strikeforce in the coming days.
Finding a legitimate challenger for Cormier on short notice will certainly be no easy feat. The undefeated grappler has won seven matches in Strikeforce including victories over Jeff Monson, Antonio Silva and Josh Barnett as part of the Grand Prix.
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