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Mir’s Recovery To Take 4-6 Weeks; Rashad Evans Could Headline UFC 98

Frank Mir

Frank Mir

UFC interim heavyweight champion Frank Mir made an appearance at the Arnold Classic in Columbus, Ohio on Friday and showed no effects from the knee surgery he underwent earlier this week, leading many to believe that the surgery was a minor procedure and that he may still be able to fight Lesnar in May.

However, has learned that Mir is likely to need 4-6 weeks to fully recover from the surgery before he can resume regular training, likely knocking him out of his scheduled May unification bout against Brock Lesnar.

Additionally, Cage Potato is reporting that Mir’s camp asked the UFC not to announced the UFC 98 bout against Lesnar, which was announced just one day after, and adds that if Mir is indeed unable to fight Lesnar in May the promotion is rumored to be considering having Rashad Evans defend the light heavyweight title against Lyoto Machida or Quinton “Rampage” Jackson in the UFC 98 main event.

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