Former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir has been rather quiet since his last fight, leaving us all in the dark about what the next step will be in his career.
He’s coming off of a four-fight skid, losing consecutive bouts to Junior dos Santos, Daniel Cormier, Josh Barnett, and, most recently Alistair Overeem. All those fighters are or were near the top of the division, but losing four-straight all but ensures that Mir will never get another glimpse of the UFC belt.
Despite the writing on the wall, Mir has yet to make a definitive decision about his future. He has trained at Greg Jackson’s gym in Albuquerque, N.M., for his past three fights, and has continued to help other fighters, like Travis Browne, train for their bouts even though he has none scheduled, but that’s still not much of a hint that he’ll continue fighting.
“I really don’t know. I’m kind of just taking time off and weighing that out,” Mir said on a recent edition of the MMA Fight Corner Radio, when queried about his career. “That’s a decision that me and my family are still trying to… we haven’t come to a conclusive idea yet.”
Mir has been busy traveling throughout South America to help promote the sport and build awareness of mixed martial arts, but as for his in-cage escapades, he remains unclear.
Mir has spent nearly the entirety of his career in the UFC. Stepping into the Octagon to fight has to be almost equivalent to breathing air for the Las Vegas native.
He began his career in 2001, fighting twice before finally entering the Octagon; where he would go on to defeat the likes of Pete Williams, Tank Abbott, and Tim Sylvia, en route to becoming the UFC heavyweight champion.
His career record currently stands at 16-9.