This week’s Independent MMA Link Club takes a look at Frank Mir moving to Strikeforce for a one-off fight with Daniel Cormier. The case is made for AXS TV (formerly HDNet) picking up the Invicta FC broadcast. Some Fight Nerds ask if the UFC is putting on too many events and they take a look at TUF 16. All this and more in this week’s Independent MMA Link Club.
It is being reported that former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir (16-6) will face Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix champion Daniel Cormier (10-0) in Strikeforce. Cormier has one fight left with Strikeforce, and Mir will crossover to the Zuffa-owned promotion to face him in a bout expected to take place Sept. 29 in Sacramento, Calif., in the co-main event of “Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy” which will air live on Showtime.
The UFC 146 medical suspensions have been handed down by the Nevada State Athletic Commission and a couple of fighters could be out for a while if not officially cleared by a doctor beforehand. ProMMAnow (www.prommanow.com) was informed that Cain Velasquez, Antonio Silva, Jason Miller, C.B. Dollaway, Jamie Varner, and Jacob Volkmann could all be out of action for up to six months.