View Full Version : Breaking News: Lesnar vs Mir is Canceled Due to Injury


KESSLER
03-06-2009, 06:16 PM
Sherdog.com is reporting that the scheduled UFC Title Unification fight between Brock Lesnar and Frank Mir has been canceled as Mir will require surgery to repair an injured knee. Reports were first circulating that Mir injured his back, however it has now been confirmed that he in fact suffered a knee injury as well and it is that injury which will require surgery. The operation will sideline the UFC Interim Title holder for four to six weeks. The bout was originally scheduled to take place at the UFC 98 PPV on May 23rd.

Dice
03-06-2009, 08:31 PM
Man this really sucks but you gotta be 100 percent for someone like Lesnar

American_Ninja
03-06-2009, 08:33 PM
There is nuthin on UFC site about this.....

Soda Popinski
03-07-2009, 02:14 AM
Dana White says he doesn't know anything about it, so it's allegedly still a rumor. Reports are that Mir already had arthroscopic surgery to "clean up" his knee.

http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2009/3/6/784463/dana-white-says-mir-vs-les

That better be true, because Lesnar deserves a rematch and Mir deserves a beating.

Palma
03-07-2009, 05:11 PM
Injured Frank Mir Unable To Fight Brock Lesnar At UFC 98?


Chris Insinna

While there is little information available at this time, according to “multiple sources”, Frank Mir will not be competing at UFC 98 in his scheduled heavyweight unification title match against Brock Lesnar.

The report states that Mir has been dealing with a back injury which has stalled his training, and now may require surgery- never a good sign. However sources are reporting that it is a knee injury for which Mir recently underwent surgery, putting him out for approximately four to six weeks, and that the UFC has had no comment on these developments.

Although there has yet to be any word on a potential replacement opponent for Lesnar, I would imagine that the UFC would prefer to keep Brock on the card, otherwise lose some serious drawing power.

Virgil Caine
03-07-2009, 06:01 PM
That does suck, I wonder who they might use as a replacement.

Darkstar
03-08-2009, 01:58 AM
That sucks for Mir. Hes already had so much taken out of him, from that motorcycle crash.

Oh well tho, Mir already beat him once and he was going to again. He looked great in his last fight with Nog.

g0tcha
03-08-2009, 03:25 AM
the replacement fight unfortunately is jackson vs evans for the 205 title. lol jk thats a freakin awesome matchup. id rather watch that then lesnar and mir not saying that it would be bad to watch but its just a lot better fight imo to see. im hearing talks for lesnar mir moved to ufc 100. we'll see what dana/ufc has to say in the coming days.