of the NSAC.
The two former UFC heavyweight title-holders were expected to battle on UFC 74's main card on Aug. 25. However, according to the Wrestling Observer, the Nevada State Athletic Commission stepped in and said Mir wasn't ready to face someone of Sylvia's caliber. Keith Kizer, the NSAC executive director, made the decision after he factored in Mir's poor showing against Brandon Vera at UFC 65.
Mir hasn't fought since that 69-second TKO loss seven months ago. He was slated to face Antoni Hardonk at UFC Fight Night 9 in April but eventually pulled out of the bout with a shoulder injury.
Considering the extent of some past UFC mismatches, the NSAC's decision to step in with this particular case does seem odd. Assuming Mir, a Las Vegas native, is declared physically fit to compete, should the NSAC then be allowed to step and decide which opponents are suitable?