Frank Mir (9-3) injured himself training for the upcoming UFC Fight Night 9 bout against Antoni Hardonk (5-2) and has been scratched from the card, according to Sherdog.com.
Justin McCully (7-3-2) — a Tito Ortiz training partner — will fill-in for the former UFC heavyweight champion.
McCully made his professional MMA debut in 1997. Since that time, he has fought on-and-off in various smaller promotions, as well as in a Pancrase tournament in 1998. He was knocked out of that tournament in the finals by former UFC middleweight champion Evan Tanner via kimura.
He was most active up until 2000. According to the article, McCully had not fought for three years before winning twice in October 2006.
Mir's injury is unknown, but it does not bode well for the 27-year-old Las Vegas native. With a lackluster 1-2 record since his return to action last year, Mir was already in the doghouse of UFC President Dana White.
Granted, it's an injury and there's perhaps nothing he can do about it. But, Mir's tenure in the UFC is on life support. And, he needed this fight and a win to keep his career alive.
I guess it'll just have to keep on waiting.