by MMAWeekly.com Staff
Frank Mir was stripped this weekend of his UFC Heavyweight Championship belt due to what UFC President Dana White said in a press release was due to his unfortunate motorcycle accident. Now Mir’s manager disagrees with that press release.
Ricardo Pires, the manager of the Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir released this statement on mma.tv….
“I want to clear few things: Frank wanted to fight Arlovski, l am the one that did not let him fight, he wouldn’t be ready in October. I wanted to get him in his best shape to take Arlovski, so after warning Frank about the risk of the UFC do what they did, I called Joe Silva and told him about my decision and asked him to postpone Frank’s return to December.”
Pires continued “Joe was not happy and said that would not be possible. I understand the UFC’s position but l also want them to understand that we are not happy with that. Medical clearance was never the issue. Frank is recovered, their decision is for some other reason. Frank will be ready in december and we hope the UFC will have someone to fight him at that time.”