NEWS: UFC 51 Japan Postponed


Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir Injured In Auto Accident

LAS VEGAS, NEV., September 23, 2004…Officials of the Ultimate Fighting Championship's brand of mixed martial arts today 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's 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.
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.”

So there not going to Japan just because one fighter get's hurt?!?!?!

When will I finally see Tito beat Vitor unconscious???


We still on for the Arlovski/Mir bet?


The release is vague. One question asked is will there still be a UFC 51 in December?

Pretty stupid to cancel the show because Mir can't fight!

They could have possibly arranged for the 185lbs strap to finally be put on the line, or just another Heavyweight contender match or something.

come on it's the time for Belfort vs. Tito