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Wednesday, 04/17/2013, 09:01 am

Frank Mir Blames Health On Short Career Of Brock Lesnar

Frank Mir’s biggest career rival? I think if you asked the former two-time heavyweight champion, he would emphatically say Brock Lesnar.

Mir and Lesnar crossed paths twice, once in Lesnar’s UFC debut where Mir was victorious and another to unify the belts the two men held.

Lesnar won the second bout.

In a recent interview with the NY Post, Mir touched on the fast demise of his former foe:

“Honestly, I think the guy got so ill, he just couldn’t do it anymore,”said Mir. “He had to leave or his quality of life wouldn’t have been normal.”

“We didn’t get to see the Brock I fought. Had he not been ill, things would have been different.”

UFC president Dana White said in January that last year he tried pulling Lesnar back for a massive fight with legendary heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko that would have headlined a card at Cowboys Stadium. But Emelianenko’s father died during negotiations and he decided not to go through with it. White said that Lesnar then conceded “I’m done, too.


0 Responses to “Frank Mir Blames Health On Short Career Of Brock Lesnar”

  1. Secludedly says:

    Frank Mir actually being professional and honest about how fearsome Brock potentially could be. Not too surprised, Frank is an honest man who just likes to hype his own fights to cause a reaction. I agree with him in a sense that when his health went downhill, got the surgery, and came back, he wasn’t fully healed… mentally. I believe Brock was afraid to risk his good health he finally obtained. That kick from Alistair probably made him nervous about his future. He did come back physically better and healthier than ever though. No question. I have gastrointestinal disorders as well so I know what it is to be “on and off” your game, so to say. I feel for Brock, and Frank is right. Respect to both of them.

  2. Semtex says:

    Mir is right for a change, but the only reason he is bringing this up is to validate the way he got squashed on the ground by Brock. He would like to remind all of us that the Brock who got smashed EASILY by Cain and Reem is not the same person that beat him effortlessly. He would become irrelevant sooner rather than later if we forget this.

    • Scotty says:

      Brock got smashed by Cain cause his stand was exposed and Cain took advantage if it.. And Brock also stated that he more healthy than he ever was during his training camp for Overeem.. I honestly don’t think his health had much to do with it.. He just had no stand up and he just couldn’t get the hang of.. He even had guys like Pat Barry come train up there but didnt help at all.. He still could fight, he us in wwe whacking up the juice over there.. He just knew guys like Overeem, Cain, JDS who have great stand up will beat him!

  3. jsmith says:

    Great to see some true professionalism and respect even for a greatly disliked rival. He’s spot on with his analysis too. Say what you want about Lesnar’s past or his striking skills but you can’t disrespect his size and wrestling skills. Shame to see the career cut short

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