Following a very public call-out, it appears Todd Duffee will get his wish to face former heavyweight champion Frank Mir at a UFC event later this summer.
According to a report from Ariel Helwani on UFC Tonight, Mir’s manager, Malki Kawa, confirmed that the fight is expected to take place, and while it’s not an ideal opponent for the veteran fighter, he wants to stay busy and return to action sooner rather than later.
Duffee has been asking for a fight with Mir for the past couple of weeks on Twitter and also made a very public plea in an interview with FOX Sports just recently.
"It’s clear as day. I’m very dangerous. Everybody knows it; it’s no secret. It’s a dangerous fight for Frank Mir," Duffee said. "I’m young, athletic, I finish people and he knows that. We’ve trained together, he knows that."
Mir was holding out for a potential rematch against former UFC champion Brock Lesnar, but Lesnar’s flirtation to return to MMA ended recently when he decided to sign a new multiyear agreement with World Wrestling Entertainment.
With Lesnar off the board and almost every other top 15 heavyweight already matched up, it appears Mir will take the fight with Duffee as he looks to keep building momentum from his last knockout victory over Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva.
Duffee has won his last two fights since returning to the UFC, finishing both opponents via first-round knockouts.