Report: Frank Mir vs Brendan Schaub possible for March of 2011

Images_medium Brenden_medium

Ask and you shall receive.

Brendan Schaub called out Frank Mir after his win over Gabriel Gonzaga at UFC 121 and it appears he will be getting his wish, as MMA Weekly brings news that a potential fight between the two is in the works for early next year, possibly in March.

According to the report, no date for the match-up has been verified but verbal agreements are in place and we're a couple John Hancock's away from a potential heavyweight slugfest.

This would represent a big jump up in competition for Schaub, who's won three straight in the world's largest fight promotion after Roy Nelson put him on queer street at The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 10 Finale one year ago.

"The Hybrid" was quoted as saying he "wants to get better" and the only way to do that is "to fight a guy like Frank Mir."

Despite his win streak, is this too much too soon?

Mir is coming off a timid third round knockout of fading legend Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic at UFC 119 that had company President Dana White so upset he decided to forgo awarded Frankie the "Knockout of the Night" bonus -- even though his huge knee resulted in the only knockout of the night.

White initially suggested feeding "Mur" to his hungry heavyweight megastar Brock Lesnar, but fans took to Twitter and expressed enough displeasure to convince the boss to back off.

Is a fight with Schaub a better alternative? Are you happy with what you've done?

The UFC has plans to hold events on both March 9 and March 30. It is expected this bout will take place on one of those cards, although it is still unconfirmed at this time.

Keep it locked to MMAMania.com for more as it becomes available.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join MMAmania.com

You must be a member of MMAmania.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMAmania.com. You should read them.

Join MMAmania.com

You must be a member of MMAmania.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMAmania.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker