Despite losing four consecutive fights, all of which happened in the twilight of his career, former UFC champion Frank Mir wants to continue fighting, according to a report on Wednesday evening.
Mir’s manager, Malki Kawa, told UFC Tonight that his fighter wants to keep fighting professionally, and Mir wants to do it nowhere else but the UFC.
According to UFC Tonight, UFC president Dana White said that he and company chairman Lorenzo Fertitta are scheduled to meet with Mir to discuss the fighter’s future in the coming days.
No decisions have been made on whether the UFC would release Mir after the fighter’s longest career losing streak or extend him a lifeline.
In his latest run, Mir lost consecutive bouts to Junior dos Santos, Daniel Cormier, Josh Barnett, and most recently Alistair Overeem. Two of Mir’s last four losses have come by either knockout or technical knockout.
A former UFC heavyweight champion, Mir recently fought Overeem, who was also on a losing streak at the time, at UFC 169, and was defeated by unanimous decision. Ahead of the match-up, White said that Mir and Overeem “need to perform” in order to impress the UFC executive, but wouldn’t confirm that either fighter would be let go from the organization with a loss.
Mir hasn’t won a fight since submitting Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC 140 in December of 2011.
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