Archive: frank mir

Oct 6, 2013 5:18 pm

Josh Barnett aims to ‘carve another headstone’ vs. Travis Browne

Josh Barnett (33-6 MMA, 5-1 UFC) returned to the UFC in emphatic fashion at August’s UFC 164 event in Milwaukee, scoring a first-round knockout of former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir. Since the win, Barnett has made his intentions clear, he wants to once again hold the UFC heavyweight championship. Standing in “The Warmaster’s” path to the title is Hawaiian...

Oct 1, 2013 11:17 am

Overeem’s New Coach Blasts Friendly Fighters: ‘We come to fight’

“We can say ‘hi’ but I don’t want to your friend because then I can’t fight against you. And if I can’t fight against you then it costs money. And if I don’t bring money home I can’t feed my children and that’s a problem. Because a man is supposed to feed his children and...

Sep 21, 2013 11:06 am

100 UFCs Ago: Revisiting UFC 65

Join us as we travel 100 UFC “pay per view” events ago and revisit UFC 65: Bad Intentions! Results: George St-Pierre defeats Matt Hughes by TKO (Strikes) – 1:25 of Round 2 Tim Sylvia defeats Jeff Monson by Unanimous Decision (50-45, 49-46, 49-46) Joe Stevenson defeats Dokonjonosuke Mishima by Submission (Guillotine Choke) – 2:07 of...

Sep 10, 2013 10:21 am

Overeem Hints At Retirement If He Can’t Beat Frank Mir

“I’m telling you this, if I lose to Frank Mir I’d better start doing something else. If I lose to him and that’s three in a row, then I’d better start doing something else, right?” Alistair Overeem recently broke his silence to discuss his latest defeat at the hands of Travis Browne and his upcoming...

Sep 6, 2013 10:24 am

Josh Barnett: Mir’s complaints are cheapening my win

This past Saturday at UFC 164 in Milwaukee, former UFC heavyweight champion Josh Barnett (33-6 MMA, 5-1 UFC) defeated another former UFC champion, Frank Mir (16-8 MMA, 14-8 UFC), when referee Rob Hinds stopped the contest at 1:56 of the first round, due to strikes. The stoppage was considered by many to be controversial, as a...

Sep 6, 2013 6:55 am

Frank Mir vs. Alistair Overeem added to UFC 167 in Las Vegas

Yesterday evening, UFC officials confirmed that a heavyweight bout between former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir (16-8 MMA, 14-8 UFC) and former Strikeforce champion Alistair Overeem (36-13 MMA, 1-2 UFC) has been added to November’s UFC 167 event in Las Vegas. Frank Mir most recentlty fought at last weekends UFC 164 event in Milwaukee. Unfortunately...

Aug 29, 2013 6:43 am

Josh Barnett to Ben Askren: Go f— yourself

Former UFC heavyweight champion Josh Barnett (32-6 MMA, 4-1 UFC) will make his long awaited return to the octagon this weekend at UFC 164 in Milwaukee. Barnett’s opponent Saturday night will be 2-time UFC heavyweight champ Frank Mir, but for some reason or another, it was current free agent and rating Bellator welterweight champion, Ben...

Aug 27, 2013 12:35 pm

UFC 164’s Josh Barnett Is Ready To Rip Frank Mir’s Head Off

“I never really paid a whole lot of attention to Frank, particularly or personally. But, I always thought it was fight that would be nice to make happen. Especially because of all of the interest abroad to watch us fight. And then, from my constant hearing of how similar we are or how this fight...

Aug 26, 2013 9:55 am

Barnett Ready To Defend ‘His’ UFC Title Against Frank Mir

“When I walk in the ring, in my mind, I’m making my first title defense. That’s the way I see it. We’ve always been in different places, even when he was fighting for titles. No one ever took my belt from me, so I don’t know what belt they were swinging around, but that wasn’t...

Aug 22, 2013 4:13 pm

Ben Rothwell, Frank Mir Both Get TRT Exemptions For UFC 164

According to reports, a new face has hit the controversial TRT button and received an exemption for the therapeutic use of Testosterone in competition. That face belongs to UFC heavyweight fighter, Ben Rothwell. Rothwell actively sought and received an exemption from the state of Wisconsin to use the controversial therapy in advance of his UFC...

Aug 22, 2013 9:31 am

Frank Mir not ready to give up championship dream

Despite losing two straight fights inside the Octagon, former two-time UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir (16-7 MMA, 14-7 UFC) isn’t ready to throw in the towel on his championship dream. Mir’s most recent octagon effort resulted in a unanimous decision loss to Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix winner Daniel Cormier at April’s UFC on FOX: Melendez vs. Henderson event....

Aug 16, 2013 8:13 am

Brock Lesnar: There’s days I think I can get back into the Octagon

Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar (5-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC) admits he still thinks about his former career as a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Fighter, one that ended on a bit of a sour note. Lesnar decided to hang up the UFC gloves after suffering a first-round TKO loss to former Strikeforce heavyweight champ Alistair...

Jul 31, 2013 10:38 am

Jon Jones: Daniel Cormier “Not Relevant to Me”, Brushes Off Challenge

UFC light-heavyweight champion, Jon Jones has often hinted to an eventual move to the heavyweight division once he has adequately cleared out his current division of potential challengers. Jones has warned that he still has a lot to prove stating that fellow 205-pounder Glover Teixeira is someone who he is looking forward to fighting. Although...

Jul 9, 2013 11:27 am

Mir Warned Not To Pull Guard Against Barnett

“This is not a case of who’s better and who’s worse, it’s a case of who’s on the up slope and who’s on the down slope and who’s in better shape. Frank’s on the way down and Josh is coming in, so he’s going to be on his way up. There’s a lot of pressure...

Jun 14, 2013 7:49 am

Big Nog tore elbow ligament in Werdum fight, undergoing surgery

When Antinio Rodrigo Nogueira (34-8-1 MMA, 5-4 UFC) tapped out to Fabricio Werdum (17-5-1 MMA, 5-2 UFC) at the UFC on FUEL TV 10 event earlier this month, many fans thought that “Big Nog” had tapped too quickly, possibly over cautious due to the arm break he suffered at the hands and hips of Frank Mir...

May 14, 2013 8:47 am

Tim Sylvia Looks for UFC Return to Finish Career

  Former UFC heavyweight champion, Tim Sylvia (31-8, 1 NC) has fought in various MMA organizations since his voluntary release from the UFC back in 2008 after losing an interim title bout against Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira back in 2008. In his stint outside the UFC, Sylvia has gone 8-4, 1 NC with his last fight...

Apr 26, 2013 9:25 am

If Cormier Drops To 205 He Could Get Immediate Title Shot

  Strikeforce heavyweight Grand Prix Champion Daniel Cormier (12-0) recently made his long awaited UFC debut with a one-sided unanimous decision win over former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir at UFC on FOX 7 in San Jose, California. Even though a win over Mir helped validate Cormier in the heavyweight division, the idea of him...

Apr 22, 2013 12:02 pm

What’s Next for UFC on Fox 7 Main Event Fighters

  Jordan Mein vs. Court McGee: An exciting Octagon debut to say the least nearly gave Mein his path to victory. He went back and forth with UFC veteran Matt Brown and put a hurting on him at times. Mein (27-9, 1-1 UFC) has dangerous striking and can go toe to toe with nearly anyone...

Apr 22, 2013 9:36 am

UFC on Fox 7 Fighter Salaries: Henderson, Mir, and Melendez Top The List

UFC on Fox 7 took place Saturday, April 20, at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. The main event featured a lightweight championship battle between current UFC champion Benson Henderson and imported Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez. The numbers below are based on fighter salary information promoters are required to submit to the Athletic Commission....

Apr 20, 2013 9:23 am

Video: Florian & Cruz Breakdown UFC on FOX 7

FOX UFC Saturday is just around the corner and that means UFC Tonight has some predictions to make. Dominick Cruz and Kenny Florian take the stage to give their predictions for Daniel Cormier vs Frank Mir and Benson Henderson vs Gilbert Melendez.

Apr 17, 2013 9:46 am

VIDEO | Frank Mir: Cormier not the next big thing

Frank Mir has been around the block a time or two. In fact, he’s been on top of the mountain and reigned as the UFC heavyweight champion. Which is why you can excuse Mir if he thinks his latest opponent isn’t all everyone cracks him up to be. Mir faces Daniel Cormier in the co-main...

Apr 17, 2013 9:01 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...

Apr 17, 2013 7:28 am

Frank Mir Believes Training With His Family Close Has Hindered His Career

“It’s because my family’s there, it actually hinders my training. Those last few moments when she’s putting my stuff in my bag or I’m tying my tie, I get that kind of, ‘Why am I doing this?’ Not being with the children, not seeing my wife – it’s funny – I’ve always had a coach...