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Tuesday, 01/28/2014, 12:15 pm

UFC 169’s Frank Mir Says Win Or Lose, Retirement Not An Option

If former UFC heavyweight champion, Frank Mir, drops his UFC 169 contest to Alistair Overeem this weekend, many will likely call for his retirement.

The former champion has dropped his last three fights and pretty much put all hopes of a title run in the far off distance.

But for Mir, he still wants to fight on.

In a recent interview with ESPN’s Brett Okamoto Mir Explained why:

“I kind of know no matter what it’s not going to be my last fight. I’m still younger than a lot of the guys in the division.

“There are two ways I would consider retirement. One is losing to guys who are not top-level competition. The other is if I started losing where it’s like, ‘OK man, you were knocked out viciously and staring at the rafters.’ I won’t endanger my health.”

“I’m sorry if those three losses aren’t killing my ego. Let’s see, the losing streak started with Junior dos Santos, the No. 1 heavyweight in the world at the time. Then I lost to Cormier in a pretty boring fight and then to Barnett, which to me was a no-contest because the fight had a very controversial stoppage.

“Look at who I’ve fought. I should retire? Wow. We’d only have five guys in every weight class because everybody else would need to retire.”

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3 Comments to UFC 169’s Frank Mir Says Win Or Lose, Retirement Not An Option

  1. magoo says:

    There’s always Bellator or WSOF seeing how your still in ur prime, Overeems gonna crush you.

  2. UFC 84 Forever says:

    I hope Mir pulls off the win but I’m not holding my breath. If he loses he should retire; way too large for 205 and can’t hang with the top guys at Heavyweight, then yeah not a whole lot of reason to go on.

  3. Chris says:

    He just doesn’t look good. He almost always looks slow and tired. I really like Mir, but from what I hear, he just doesn’t train very hard and it really shows.I swear he seems slower after the first 90 seconds and he really slows down as soon as he gets hit.

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