MMAWeekly.com has learned that Frank Mir will not only fight again, but will fight most likely in October it could be December. MMAWeekly talked trainer Ricardo Pires tonight and Pires told MMAWeekly’s Ryan Bennett that “Frank is doing surprisngly well, much better than I would have ever imagined.”
Pires continued, “I thought his career could be over, it’s amazing to see how fast he has healed and he is training.” Orginially the thought was that Mir would fight in October but as of tonight, it still could be December.
“We should have a better idea tomorrow night. He will be going in for his final exam tomorrow night on his leg and if it goes well then he will fight in October. If not then we will probably have to push it back to December” Pires told MMAWeekly. There was plenty of talk the past few weeks that he may retire and never fight again. That is not the case.
His return fight won’t be an easy one by any means, as Andrei Arlovski has become one of the most feared fighters in the UFC. Arlovski has acquired the current Interim UFC Heavyweight Belt and will try to unify the belts in October at UFC 55.
Frank Mir hasn’t fought since June of 2004. Mir then defeated Tim Sylvia at UFC 48 by armbar as Mir broke Sylvia’s arm in the win. It will have been 16 months since Frank last appeared in the Octagon if he fights in October.