Source: MMA Mania
There is no surprise here, another UFC fighter has to pull out of a fight with an injury. This time, its Frank Mir. The crazy thing is that major fighter injuries had only been consistent inside the UFC. It seems Strikeforce is no longer immune to the injury bug.
Frank Mir had to withdraw from his fight with Daniel Cormier on November 3 from Oklahoma City. Currently, there is no information on what kind of injury Mir sustained or who his replacement will be. Cormier could even be pulled from the card.
I suspect that the Luke Rockhold vs Lorenz Larkin fight will be promoted to the main event of the card and that a replacement fighter will be found for Cormier. This has to be disappointing news at the least. I was really hoping for someone that could test Daniel Cormier before he makes the transition to the UFC.
There is a already speculation that Tim Sylvia could fill that role since he was offered the fight originally. I don’t think its likely considering that he was just destroyed by Andrei Arlovski last month even though the fight was ruled a no contest. I like that Fabricio Werdum has thrown his name into the mix.
Werdum is on a 2 fight win streak and has looked as good has he has ever been lately. He could definitely provide a tough test for Cormier. Mark Hunt is also a name that could also work considering the short notice. Any of these guys would be good but it won’t compare to the Mir matchup. This is what happens when injury bug hits the Zuffa roster.
Update 10/5/2012: Daniel Cormier still does not have an opponent. Matt Mitrione turned down a fight with him. Cormier publicly asked for Pat Barry and Barry said he would accept but fans are bashing Cormier for asking for an easy opponent. Cormier said he wants to fight anyone that is available since he will be fighting in his hometown.
Update 10/7/2012: Luke Rockhold also had to pull out of his fight with Lorenz Larkin with a wrist injury. There is no word on if Larkin will remain on the card. With both Rockhold and Mir out, Strikeforce and the UFC is going to have to scramble to find a replacement for Mir to keep Daniel Cormier on the card.