Add Roy Nelson and Andrei Arlovski to the list of fighters will to step in and face Daniel Cormier. Frank Mir, Cormier’s original opponent, suffered an injury and will not be able to make the November bout, acccording to reports.
Nelson is currently set to face Shane Carwin later this year. The two heavyweights are coaching opposite one another on The Ultimate Fighter.
“Found out FRANK MIR is out,” Nelson posted on Facebook. “I told the (UFC, Dana White) put me in coach. I know their are a few that will step up.”
Arlovski, a former UFC heavyweight champion, recently fought Tim Sylvia. The fight was ruled a no-contest, but Arlovski will ready to return to Zuffa if called.
“I’m getting a lot of tweets about fighting (Cormier) and if the fans want to see it I’m sure we can make it happen!” Arlovski wrote on Twitter.
Nothing has been confirmed by Zuffa, the UFC or Strikeforce concerning Cormier and if he will even remain on the card. The former Olympian is expected to join the UFC after fighting in Strikeforce once more.