Frank Mir News

Aug 15, 2017 12:09 pm

Former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir is no longer a free agent

Another big name from the UFC is apparently heading over to Bellator. Former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir has agreed to terms with Bellator MMA, according to an article released on Tuesday from Ariel Helwani for MMA Fighting. Mir’s agreement with Bellator comes shortly after the former UFC heavyweight champion was granted a release last...

Aug 1, 2017 1:06 pm

Frank Mir negotiating with two promotions, wants Fedor Emelianenko

Former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir has been absent from the Octagon for over a year now. After having a 2-fight win streak snapped by Andrei Arlovski at UFC 191, Mir looked to bounce back as he faced Mark Hunt at ‘UFC Fight Night: Australia’. Unfortunately for Mir, the fight was rather one-sided as Hunt...

Jul 30, 2017 10:50 am

Frank Mir explains why Daniel Cormier was so hurt by last night’s outcome

Daniel Cormier suffered a heartbreaking third-round knockout loss to bitter rival Jon “Bones” Jones in the main event of UFC 214 last night in Anaheim, California. Shortly following the conclusion of last night’s UFC 214 main event, former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir took to Twitter where he shared his thoughts on why Daniel Cormier...

Jul 10, 2017 9:15 am

New free agent Frank Mir seeking fights with Fedor Emelianenko, Brock Lesnar

Former UFC heavyweight champion and long-time heavyweight contender Frank Mir is now a free agent. After failing a USADA test – and failing to prove the failed test was not his fault – he and the UFC agreed on an amicable divorce. Now that he’s free to fight elsewhere, Mir is setting his sights on...

May 11, 2017 9:40 am

Frank Mir to lock horns with Chael Sonnen in grappling match

Though Chael Sonnen is currently spearheading his own submission grappling league in Submission Underground (SUG), he is also staying busy on the competitive grappling circuit through his involvement in other promotions. This September, for example, he was supposed to compete under the Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) banner, where he was expected to battle American...

Apr 26, 2017 5:54 am

VIDEO | Frank Mir won’t let USADA ban end career, wants to fight in Japan

Earlier this month, news broke that former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir had been slapped with a two-year ban from the United States Anti-Doping Agency. His suspension stems from an in-competition test, conducted after his knockout loss to Mark Hunt. Mir tested positive for metabolites of the banned substance dehydrochloromethyltestosterone. Initially, it was Mir’s plan to combat...

Apr 25, 2017 12:31 pm

Frank Mir says his feelings have been hurt under new UFC ownership

It has been a rough year for former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir. After testing positive for dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (DHCMT) in March 2016, which is on the banned substances list, Mir just recently was given his sanction from USADA that has him banned from competition for two years. Mir is eligible to fight again in April...

Apr 22, 2017 6:18 am

Frank Mir receives two year ban from USADA, issues statement

Last night, news broke that former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir had been slapped with a two-year ban from the United States Anti-Doping Agency. His suspension stems from an in-competition test, conducted after his knockout loss to Mark Hunt. Mir tested positive for metabolites of the banned substance dehydrochloromethyltestosterone. USADA broke down their investigation of Mir’s...

Jan 9, 2017 11:41 am

VIDEO | Frank Mir’s kids smash in wrestling tournament

When your father is a former UFC champion, it seems that training in some sort of discipline in MMA will just come naturally. It seems to be the case with the children of former two-time UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir. Mir posted a few videos to social media showcasing his talented kids, Isabella, Kage and...

Dec 29, 2016 3:49 pm

VIDEO | Frank Mir punks UFC Undisputed video game motion capture specialist

You have to be a pretty brave soul to play tricks on some of the most talented mixed martial arts athletes in the world. In this hilarious video, we take a look at former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir doing some motion capture sequences for the UFC Undisputed video game. The video shows a man...

Jul 5, 2016 1:34 pm

Frank Mir has asked the UFC to be released

Back in April, former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir was notified that he had failed his ‘UFC Fight Night: Australia’ post-fight drug test. Mir failed the test for oral turinabol metabolites, blaming the failed drug test on contaminated kangaroo meat. While there has been no word yet as to how long Mir will be suspended,...

May 12, 2016 10:06 am

Frank Mir’s ‘B Sample’ tests positive

Back in March, Mark Hunt picked up yet another walk-off KO as he defeated Frank Mir in the first round of their ‘UFC FN: Sydney’ main event scrap. After the bout, news surfaced that Mir had failed a drug test that was taken after his loss to Hunt. Mir adamantly denied that he took any...

Apr 8, 2016 11:44 pm

Frank Mir releases statement regarding failed drug test

Late Friday evening news broke that former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir had failed a drug test following his ‘UFC Fight Night: Brisbane’ KO loss to Mark Hunt. The UFC released a statement along with the announcement of Mir’s failed drug test, which was followed by a statement from Mir himself. The former champ released...

Apr 8, 2016 6:13 pm

USADA informs Frank Mir of potential anti-doping violation

News broke late Friday evening that former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir had Ben informed of a potential doping violation by the US Anti-Doping Agency.  The potential drug testing failure stems from Mir’s recent fight against Mark Hunt, which he lost via 1st round KO.  The UFC released a statement through UFC.com which read: The...

Mar 25, 2016 10:19 pm

Frank Mir answers whether or not he will retire following Mark Hunt loss

This past weekend at UFC Brisbane, Frank Mir suffered a KO loss at the hands of Mark Hunt, who picked up yet another walk-off KO win. At 36 years old, and with 15 years as a professional fighter, many are wondering if this is it for Mir. Despite that, the former heavyweight champion believes his...

Mar 25, 2016 9:29 pm

Frank Mir reflects on fight with Mark Hunt

This past weekend in Brisbane, Mark Hunt picked up yet another incredible walk-off KO win as he knocked out Frank Mir in the very first round of their main event scrap. While Mir has fought many of the greatest heavyweights in MMA history, he says that Mark Hunt hit him harder that anyone else he...

Mar 16, 2016 5:33 pm

Internet fans should be nicer to Frank Mir

Frank Mir has been in the UFC since November 2001 and headlines UFC Fight Night in Australia this weekend. He’s taking on Mark Hunt and the Future UFC Hall of Famer took a moment to talk to some internet fans via FaceBook. Ive been getting a few negative mails from some people who I guess...

Mar 13, 2016 7:41 am

Frank Mir to Mark Hunt: Tapout or have your career ended

Former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir will return to the octagon this Saturday when he squares off with perennial contender Mark Hunt in the main event of ‘UFC Brisbane’. The heavyweight submission specialist is well aware that standing and trading punches with former K1 champion Mark Hunt would likely be a bad idea, so he...