Former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir will make a one-time appearance in Strikeforce later this year when he takes on Daniel Cormier. Friday night, Mir discussed facing Cormier on Fuel TV after the weigh-ins for UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar II.
“Daniel Cormier is a top-ranked fighter,” Mir said. “When UFC talks come up, he gets a lot of talk. For me, coming off a loss fighting for the title, fighting a guy who hasn’t lost, it’s great for me.”
Cormier recently defeated Josh Barnett to claim the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix title. Cormier, a former Olympian, was signed to one more fight with Showtime, so the UFC extended the offer to Mir.
There is no official date set for the meeting yet, but later this fall has been rumored. The fight is expected to be a five-round affair.