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lc87
03-03-2009, 11:03 PM
From mmaweekly.Com
Its been rumored for a while but now its official.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship on Monday officially announced a heavyweight title unification bout between current champion Brock Lesnar and interim titleholder Frank Mir. The bout will take place at UFC 98 on May 23 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Spiritwalker
03-03-2009, 11:32 PM
"rumored that this fight would take place"???

Dana was talking about it right after Frank beat Nog. It was a foregone conclusion that this fight would happen, just not exactly when.

Just funny wording I guess.

lc87
03-03-2009, 11:55 PM
I was talking about being rumered for ufc 98 not the fight itself.

Chuck
03-04-2009, 01:35 AM
War MIR!!!!!!!

VCURamFan
03-04-2009, 01:50 AM
WAR ALL-AMERICAN WRESTLERS! WAR HUGHES & LESNAR!!

rockdawg21
03-04-2009, 02:15 AM
WAR LESNAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hughes_GOAT
03-04-2009, 02:18 AM
WAR ALL-AMERICAN WRESTLERS! WAR HUGHES & LESNAR!!

Koscheck? :unsure-1:

VCURamFan
03-04-2009, 02:21 AM
Koscheck? :unsure-1:Ummmm, no! Didn't you hear Jeff & Goldie? He's a world-class kick-boxer now!:laugh:

Hughes_GOAT
03-04-2009, 02:23 AM
Ummmm, no! Didn't you hear Jeff & Goldie? He's a world-class kick-boxer now!:laugh:
not even

VCURamFan
03-04-2009, 02:30 AM
not evenOK, whatever. GOAT, I've never had reason to doubt Goldie's commentating. Why should I listen to you over him?:Whistle::laugh:

Hughes_GOAT
03-04-2009, 02:34 AM
OK, whatever. GOAT, I've never had reason to doubt Goldie's commentating. Why should I listen to you over him?:Whistle::laugh:
can't argue with that :laugh:

Primadawn
03-04-2009, 11:26 AM
War Lesnar!!! I'm not a fan, but I'm even less a fan of Mir's, so I'm on the bandwagon!

F34R
03-04-2009, 08:10 PM
Let's go Mir, let's go! War MIR !!!!!!

Miss Foxy
03-04-2009, 08:34 PM
GO MIR!!!!:tongue0011:

Maldonado136
03-06-2009, 03:34 AM
man i really hope that mir can win again. WAR BJJ!!

atomdanger
03-06-2009, 03:47 AM
I think Brock will TKO him this time, like it should have been last time.

lc87
03-06-2009, 06:09 AM
Lesner by backflip power

VCURamFan
03-06-2009, 06:17 AM
Lesner by backflip powerHe's gonna powerbomb him from the top turnbuckle!!!

Hughes_GOAT
03-06-2009, 06:26 AM
Undertaker will be the ref since Lesnar doesn't want Mazz.

VCURamFan
03-06-2009, 06:29 AM
Undertaker will be the ref since Lesnar doesn't want Mazz.Will Dana's limo explode, too?:blink:

Hughes_GOAT
03-06-2009, 06:33 AM
Will Dana's limo explode, too?:blink:

if he doesn't know his role it will

VCURamFan
03-06-2009, 06:35 AM
if he doesn't know his role it willWho's your favorite?

Hughes_GOAT
03-06-2009, 06:39 AM
Who's your favorite?

i like a lot of them. Edge, Jericho, Morrison, Santino, Orton

VCURamFan
03-06-2009, 06:41 AM
i like a lot of - It doesn't matter who your favorite is!!


Sorry couldn't help myself. Btw, figures you'd go for the heels!

Hughes_GOAT
03-06-2009, 06:42 AM
It doesn't matter who your favorite is!!:laugh:

WHAT? :tongue0011:

lc87
03-06-2009, 09:02 PM
Main event from 98 canceled. From http://fiveouncesofpain.com/2009/03/06/injury-to-frank-mir-forces-cancellation-of-ufc-98-rematch-vs-brock-lesnar/

Mir injured his back

rearnakedchoke
03-06-2009, 09:16 PM
Main event from 98 canceled. From http://fiveouncesofpain.com/2009/03/06/injury-to-frank-mir-forces-cancellation-of-ufc-98-rematch-vs-brock-lesnar/

Mir injured his back
what an idiot .... so does nog get a shot, or the winner of gonzaga/carwin?

lc87
03-06-2009, 09:21 PM
Or fedor would be a good replacement too.

rearnakedchoke
03-06-2009, 09:23 PM
Or fedor would be a good replacement too.

that would be the best replacement, but reality tells me it won't happen ...

Jeff Crow
03-06-2009, 09:23 PM
Looks likd he just pulled a Matt Serra. :rolleyes: :laugh: Good way to hang onto his interim belt a little while longer. He's probably hoping that someone beats Brock so he doesn't have to fight him again:D

lc87
03-06-2009, 09:26 PM
Looks likd he just pulled a Matt Serra. :rolleyes: :laugh: Good way to hang onto his interim belt a little while longer. He's probably hoping that someone beats Brock so he doesn't have to fight him again:D

That very well could be but that means that this card very well might not have a big name main event and ruin the card

rearnakedchoke
03-06-2009, 09:31 PM
That very well could be but that means that this card very well might not have a big name main event and ruin the card
yeah, look what happened to serra, he avoided matt, got gsp, got destroyed and will be looking for a place to fight after matt rnc's him silly

lc87
03-06-2009, 09:33 PM
Screw him fighting somewhere else I hope he goes into hibernation for the rest of his life

lc87
03-06-2009, 09:46 PM
Mmaweekly just reported that it was a knee injury not a back injury.

But with 2 stories floating around it seems like a fake.

MattHughesRocks
03-06-2009, 10:45 PM
The fight isnt until the end of May. What a wuss! I've been expecting for this kind of news from Serra not Mir :laugh:

Main event from 98 canceled. From http://fiveouncesofpain.com/2009/03/06/injury-to-frank-mir-forces-cancellation-of-ufc-98-rematch-vs-brock-lesnar/

Mir injured his back

huan
03-06-2009, 11:04 PM
Hah, do I get a partial refund on my tickets!?

lc87
03-06-2009, 11:10 PM
I think how they get you on that is say card may change on the bottom of the website

Black Mamba
03-06-2009, 11:29 PM
Looks likd he just pulled a Matt Serra. :rolleyes: :laugh: Good way to hang onto his interim belt a little while longer. He's probably hoping that someone beats Brock so he doesn't have to fight him again:D

I still think we'll see a rematch with him and Mir eventually, despite the injury. Brock got stupid and rushed, so I'm sure he's going to want to avenge that.

Part of me is sadden this happened because I really wanted to see this fight. But then the other part of is still stoked, hopefully we'll see this fight at the end of year. :hyper:

Hughes_GOAT
03-07-2009, 12:18 AM
Fedor will replace Mir

lc87
03-07-2009, 12:38 AM
Fedor will replace Mir

That would be the ideal replacement

Black Mamba
03-07-2009, 01:01 AM
A new report from Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports indicates that Mir has undergone surgery, but that UFC President Dana White has not made any definitive decisions on the cancellation of the bout because he is currently unaware of a problem.

The full report is reprinted below.



Mir injured, but Lesnar rematch still on

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The heavyweight title unification bout between champion Brock Lesnar and interim champ Frank Mir at UFC 98 on May 23 remains on despite arthroscopic surgery performed on Mir's right knee earlier this week.

Fiveouncesofpain.com initially reported Friday that the bout was off because of a back injury sustained by Mir. It later corrected that to say it was a knee injury. And then MMAWeekly.com reported Mir had knee surgery.

UFC president Dana White said after the weigh-in for UFC 96 at the Nationwide Arena that he knew nothing of an injury by Mir. Mir and manager Dean Albrecht did not return messages.

"I don't know anything about it, so I honestly couldn't tell you anything about it," White said of Mir's injury and the report that the fight was off. "I'm not too worried about it now. If that were the situation, I'd know about it. I honestly don't know right now. I haven't talked to Frank and I haven't talked to Lesnar and if that's the situation, I'm not going to make any statements until I talk to everybody."

But a source in Las Vegas close to Mir said his knee began swelling excessively last week after a workout. After an examination, Mir had arthroscopic surgery to "clean up" the knee.

Mir won the interim title from Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC 92 in December despite a training camp that was filled with injuries. Mir’s back was bothering him and he received frequent treatment on it in an attempt to enable him to compete.

An alternative would be to push the title bout back to UFC 100 on July 11 in Las Vegas, but White said because he had no information, he couldn't comment. :hyper:

mikthehick
03-07-2009, 02:45 AM
Time to either call the Witch Doctor or make the HUGHES/serra match the headline fight.

F34R
03-07-2009, 03:42 AM
if it is true, and he had some really bad inflamation, had it scoped, how exactly does that make him a wuss? Wouldn't you want to be in as close to 100% before taking on a beast like Les?

It's not 100% confirmed yet anyways.

ufcfan2
03-07-2009, 05:05 AM
I'd rather Mir be 100% so there is no excuses or doubts in anyones mind. If Mir can't go I'd rather they give someone else a shot at Brock,maybe Kongo.
I guess that all depends I guess on what Brock/Mir and Dana are willing to do.
I'm not sure if Mir is out for awhile how that interm champion thing goes does it get stripped or what? If hes gonna be out for awhile the see if u can find another title contendor to face Brock or they can push Brocks title defense back a month or two and let him face winner of GG/Carwin?
If they do that then let matt/matt be headliner and put on another fight if possible or make it free.

warriorlion
03-07-2009, 06:48 AM
mmawekly.com


Just as quickly as it was announced, a UFC heavyweight title unification bout between current champion Brock Lesnar and interim titleholder Frank Mir has apparently been scrapped.

Fiveouncesofpain.com reported that Mir suffered a back injury that has kept him from training recently and caused his removal from the UFC 98 main event bout.

Multiple MMAWeekly.com sources, however, indicated that it is a knee injury that has precluded Mir from training. They also said that he recently underwent surgery to repair the knee, which will sideline him for the next four to six weeks to allow the knee to sufficiently heal.

The UFC had no comment at the time of publication. It is currently unknown if the promotion will try to find a replacement for Mir in the bout with Lesnar, or if they will move to insert a new UFC 98 headline bout.

(UPDATE) UFC president Dana White later told Yahoo! Sports following the UFC 96 weigh-in at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, on Friday that he knew nothing of a Mir injury.

"If he were hurt and the fight was off, I'd assume I would know," White said.

Mir failed to return messages to Yahoo! Sports and MMAWeekly.com.

Jeff Crow
03-07-2009, 12:50 PM
i like a lot of them. Edge, Jericho, Morrison, Santino, Orton

Santino cracks me up. :laugh:

Jeff Crow
03-07-2009, 01:06 PM
http://webcast.bodybuilding.com/fits..._frank_mir.wmv

Interview with Mir saying the fight is off for May 23rd. This really sucks. I wonder what Dana will have to say since he didn't know anything while Mir was off doing interviews telling people it was off.

rockdawg21
03-07-2009, 01:20 PM
He did it on purpose. Can't say I blame him.

All jokes aside, hope he has a speedy recovery and can come back strong for the rematch.

kevint13
03-07-2009, 02:37 PM
I was really looking forward to seeing Lesnar fight again. I could still see him fighting someone else but I really think Dana is going to try to convince BJ to fight Florian at UFC 98. That title hasn't been defended since last May.

rockdawg21
03-07-2009, 02:50 PM
I'd imagine Brock is still going to fight. It'd be nice to see him destroy Kongo so Kongo will shutup about a title shot.

kevint13
03-07-2009, 02:54 PM
I'd imagine Brock is still going to fight. It'd be nice to see him destroy Kongo so Kongo will shutup about a title shot.

Kongo fights in April, so I doubt it will be him. Plus he may lose to Hardonk, that won't be an easy fight.

F34R
03-07-2009, 03:01 PM
There is certainly enough time right now for someon else to step in and get a proper camp for the fight.

lc87
03-07-2009, 05:14 PM
Mir himself now told mma weekly its off. He said itd take 4-6 weeks for the knee to heal. Which would be mid april at the 6 week mark. Which would still leave about 5 weeks of training.

But he said in the iinterview that he wants them to push it back a couple ppvs. Or if they just swapped main events from 99 and 98 I don't know how well that would work out but its a solution.

atomdanger
03-07-2009, 05:25 PM
Mir himself now told mma weekly its off. He said itd take 4-6 weeks for the knee to heal. Which would be mid april at the 6 week mark. Which would still leave about 5 weeks of training.

But he said in the iinterview that he wants them to push it back a couple ppvs. Or if they just swapped main events from 99 and 98 I don't know how well that would work out but its a solution.
http://www.cagepotato.com/update-frank-mir%E2%80%99s-camp-asked-ufc-not-announce-lesnar-fight-ufc-98

Yeah, I sort of have to believe the fighter when he says he won't be fighting lol

mikthehick
03-07-2009, 05:41 PM
so does this mean that the Hughes fight will be the headliner????!!!!:laugh:

lc87
03-07-2009, 05:54 PM
He's bailed them out before when they called and needed a main event.

lc87
03-07-2009, 06:37 PM
From http://mmafighting.com/news/2009/03/07/new-ufc-98-main-event-be-announced-tonight

The UFC will announce a new main event for UFC 98 during tonight's pay-per-view broadcast of UFC 96 "Jackson vs. Jardine," MMAFighting.com has learned.

UFC 98, which happens Saturday, May 23 in Las Vegas, was scheduled to be headlined by an undisputed heavyweight title bout between interim champ Frank Mir and champ Brock Lesnar, but Mir suffered a knee injury that will push the fight to sometime in the summer.*

Instead of finding a replacement for Lesnar and possibly jeopardizing the Lesnar vs. Mir 2 fight, the UFC has decided on a new headling bout.

After reading this my guess for the new main event is either rashads title on the line vs machida and then let rampage have the next shot at it if he wins or alves gsp at 98 then replace it with lesner mir at 100.