A few months ago, before Strikeforce was on legitimate life support, fans had their interests piqued by the possibility of a showdown between unbeaten Grand Prix winner Daniel Cormier and former UFC champion Frank Mir. Unfortunately, Mir was injured and the bout fell apart.
Mir has since healed up from knee surgery and expects to be ready to fight again in a few months. Though he doesn’t have any specific opponents in mind for his return to the Octagon, the 33-year old is hoping a clash with Cormier may still materialize at some point down the road.
“I already obligated myself and made an agreement to fight him. Obviously, through physical things I couldn’t control that didn’t happen. I’m more than happy to make good on my promise and challenge him,” stated Mir in an interview with Fuel TV, adding, “And it would be great to fight him in the UFC and not go over to Strikeforce.”
According to Mir, he is 100% but still needs to regain his conditioning before agreeing to future action. With Cormier scheduled to face Dion Staring on January 12, it appears Mir may get his wish sooner than later as long as the 10-0 American Kickboxing Academy staple exits the tilt with his health intact.
The complete conversation with Mir can be found below:
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