BREAKING NEWS! Cormier vs Mir to be the final Heavyweight contest in Strikeforce history as former UFC Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir volunteers to fight the Strikeforce Grand Prix Tournament Winner!
The MMA world was thrown for a loop this evening as Frank Mir has volunteered to temporarily leave UFC for the Strikeforce promotion (both, it should be noted, are owned by Zuffa) so he could headline a Showtime event against the undefeated Strikeforce Grand Prix Tournament winner Daniel Cormier!
“There has been a lot of speculation as to who Cormier would fight next, and this is the fight that makes the most sense,” UFC president Dana White stated to USA Today, “The reality is, Cormier is one of the best heavyweights in the world. He just won the (Strikeforce) Grand Prix (Tournament) and beat Josh Barnett. He needs to fight opponents of that caliber, and Frank Mir is that guy.”
It was announced last December that Strikeforce would eliminate the 265-pound division from its roster, but Showtime insisted the Heavyweight Grand Prix winner to defend his title at least once before folding the division. While Cormier was originally scheduled to co-headline the September 29th card which features GILBERT MELENDEZ VS PAT HEALY, it is now being reported that Cormier vs Mir will take place in a soon-to-be-announced event that will take place ion October or November, with the focus of the promotion being on the final Heavyweight bout in Strikeforce history.
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