As reported yesterday on Fighters.com, heavyweights Frank Mir and Alistair Overeem will now fight at UFC 169. The two were originally set to scrap at the UFC’s 20th anniversary show at UFC 167 in November, but now it will be pushed back to the UFC’s annual Superbowl card. The UFC has released a statement on why they have moved the bout to February of next year. The full statement is below.
From the UFC:
UFC officials announced today that the heavyweight showdown between Frank Mir and Alistair Overeem has been rescheduled to UFC 169 on February 1, 2014.
The move was determined in conjunction with the Nevada State Athletic Commission representatives to provide more time following Frank Mir’s recent August 31st competition.
While there was no indication whatsoever that Mir wouldn’t be fully, medically cleared in time to compete on November 16th, UFC officials and Nevada Commission representatives believed that a short postponement would allow both athletes more time to train for the bout.
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