Sims Is Out:who Will Meet Mir Now?
Sims Is Out:
Who Will Meet Mir Now?
By Loretta Hunt
In the ever-evolving UFC heavyweight picture, FCF has received word that Wes Sims will not be competing on November 21st’s UFC 45 card due to injury. While sparring with a kickboxer last night in preparation for his second outing against fellow heavyweight Frank Mir, Sims incurred a blow that broke the ulna bone in his left arm. Currently in a splint, Sims’ injury will require a 10-week cast once the swelling has gone down. Following on the heels of Tim Sylvia’s recent steroid use admission and subsequent drop from the UFC 45 card, Frank Mir is once again without an opponent.
From his home in Ohio, where he trains under MMA staples Mark Coleman and Kevin Randleman at the Hammer House facility, Sims seemed disappointed about the "bad break" that will keep him out of the Octagon for at least three months. "I’m in the best shape of my life right now," he said, commenting that he is currently weighing in at a fitter 253 pounds. "I just keep getting better and better. I was really looking forward to this fight." Sims weighed in at 242 pounds for his first clash with Mir at UFC 43, a bout that ended in disqualification for the 6’10" fighter when he illegally stomped down on his floored opponent.
Confirming that he recently signed a three-fight deal with the UFC, "the Project" says he will take the unexpected time off to accompany fellow teammate Randleman to Japan for his PRIDE Final Conflict bout against Kazushi Sakuraba on November 9th. "It’s gonna give me more time to build and get stronger," he added optimistically. "You’re gonna see a more poised fighter when I come back. I’m 24. I’m gonna be around for a while."
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The opening round of an eight man middleweight tournament, featuring:
Kazushi Sakuraba (Japan) vs. Wanderlei Silva (Brazil)
Fedor Emelianenko (Russia) vs. Gary Goodridge (Trinidad and Tobago)
PRIDE FC’s next event and the finals of the middleweight tournament will take place at FINAL CONFLICT, scheduled for November 9th, 2003 from the Tokyo Dome in Japan. Check your pay per view listings!
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The Brazilian Beat:
Here we are again folks! After a long absence, probably the longest in the Brazilian Beat’s one-year history, the BB is back in good style with plenty of happenings from the Brazilian MMA scene. Due to the time frame, we had a lot of catching up to do, therefore some news may not be as fresh as you’re used to, however we still bring the latest from the country where lots of champions comes from. October is flying by, and the month brought us some action from Pele’s new show, however November will be hot with shows such as PRIDE GP, the UFC and HEAT FC 2 coming over and looking stronger than ever. Another interesting trend of this edition of "The Beat" is the fact that our beloved sport is more than ever getting to business level, even here in the wild Brazil, as fighters are becoming free-agents and trading teams, promotions are popping up and even websites are appearing left and right, from fighters and teams! So, don’t blink and be sure check out all this news and more, as the music may not be playing, but Full Contact Fighter keeps bringing the rhythm, as the beat never ceases in traditional Brazilian style!