Former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir has been forced out of his November 3 meeting with Strikeforce Grand Prix winner Daniel Cormier. The former champ has apparently suffered a knee injury that has forced him off the card. A replacement is currently being sought at this time.
News of the injury first broke via Sports Rage radio, with MMAJunkie later confirming the report.
The injury to Mir provides yet another hurdle for Cormier on his road to the UFC. The Oklahoma State wrestling standout is currently trying to fulfill his final bout on his current Strikeforce contract with the promotion folding the division after the final fight.
The November event will take place at the home of the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Chesapeake Energy Arena. The card is also set for a middleweight title fight between champion Luke Rockhold and Lorenz Larkin, as well as the debut of talented women’s bantamweight fighter Sara McMann.