Frank Mir Injured; Withdraws from Strikeforce Fight Against Daniel Cormier

Cody GuinnContributor IIISeptember 19, 2012

May 26, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Frank Mir prepares to throw a punch against Junior Dos Santos (not pictured) during UFC 146 at the MGM Grand Garden event center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE

It appears the MMA injury bug isn't quite done as yet another major fight will be scrapped due to injury.

As reported on Twitter as well as on, former UFC Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir was injured and has been forced to withdraw from his Strikeforce bout against Heavyweight Grand Prix Champion Daniel Cormier.


According to @sportsrage, Frank Mir is out of his Strikeforce fight with Daniel Cormier.

— Adam Martin (@MMAdamMartin) September 19, 2012


Following a very rough week of injuries for the UFC in which UFC 153 was nearly destroyed, one of the most anticipated Strikeforce fights of the year will now have to find a way to feel in a massive void.

The Strikeforce event in which Cormier and Mir were slated to fight was scheduled for November 3 in Oklahoma City. 

After Strikeforce saw many of their top fighters leave for the UFC, Frank Mir was to break ground on the possibility of UFC fighters taking fights in Strikeforce. Mir is coming off a championship loss to UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior dos Santos.

For Daniel Cormier, this was going to be a major test and likely his final fight before entering the UFC. Many believed a win over Mir in Strikeforce would secure an immediate title shot when Cormier stepped into the Octagon for the first time.

While losing the Cormier-Mir fight is a huge loss to Strikeforce, the November card will also feature another title fight between Middleweight Champion Luke Rockhold and exciting up-and-comer Lorenz Larkin. An anticipated fight between Liz Carmouche and Sara McMann is also scheduled on the card.

There is no word yet whether Cormier will face a new opponent or be removed from the card, but for now, it doesn't look good for one of the best fighters remaining in Strikeforce.