2012 was supposed to be the year of the spinning wheel kick, and it probably would have been if half the UFC roster were healthy enough to survive a full training camp while preparing for a fight. Fortunately for fans, there are MMA video games out there that can simulate their favorite (injured) fighters throwing spinning sh*t while they’re recovering from whatever injury plagues them. It’s the best this universe can do until doctors find the cure to getting MMA fighters through wrestling practice.
Right when you think the injury bug couldn’t get any worse, it mutates into the full-fledged Ebola virus and infects Strikeforce. MMAJunkie has confirmed that Frank Mir’s knee was injured in training and he has been forced to withdraw from his November 3rd fight with Daniel Cormier. While no immediate opponent has been confirmed to replace Mir, renegade fans have begun their rallies for Tim Sylvia or Andrei Arlovski to get their invitation back to Zuffa. If all else fails, we’re fairly confident that Chael Sonnen is already parading around West Linn, Oregon with the Strikeforce Championship belt in an effort to stay active, just in case Vitor Belfort doesn’t get injured before UFC 152 in Toronto.