Zuffa Confirms Mir Accident, Pospones Japanese Event

Sep 24, 2004
LAS VEGAS, NEV. UFC officials confirmed Frank Mir's injury first announced on Sherdog.com (Sept 17), and announced the postponement of its December fight card scheduled for Tokyo, Japan. A Japan fight card will be re-scheduled for a later date that will be determined.

UFC Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir (8-1-0 in mixed martial arts) from Las Vegas, Nev., was scheduled to defend his title in the main event against top contender Andre Arlovski (8-3-0) from Minsk, Belarus.

Frank Mir recently sustained a broken left leg in an auto accident in Las Vegas and will be sidelined indefinitely.

“Zuffa has every intent to go to Japan and the December date looked very good until Frank’s unfortunate accident,” said Zuffa/UFC president Dana White. “Our number one concern is Frank’s health. He’s strong and had fought really well in his last three fights. He was lucky and will fully recover, but will not be ready by December.”
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