Frank Mir Moves To Strikeforce To Face Daniel Cormier
Nice! It's an interesting match up!
USA TODAY Sports confirmed with UFC and Strikeforce officials that Mir has agreed to meet Strikeforce grand prix winner and former two-time Olympic wrestler Daniel Cormier (10-0 MMA, 7-0 SF) in the co-main event of September's Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy fight card, on Sept. 29 at Power Balance Pavilion in Sacramento, and airs on Showtime.
"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 said. "The reality is, Cormier is one of the best heavyweights in the world. He just won the grand prix and beat Josh Barnett. He needs to fight opponents of that caliber, and Frank Mir is that guy."
I don't like this match up for Mir. I think he gets worked over by Cormier's speed in this one. With Cormier's wrestling I don't think Mir can get it on the ground either.
me too... Mir looked very bad against jds. Cormier is another great boxer with heavy hand and even more speed.
Cormier by KO then finally going to UFC. Also wtf is Melendez doing not in the UFC that is ridiculous...
This will be similiar to when Mir fought Carwin. Too much speed, power and athleticism for Mir.