Frank Mir Announces He’s A Free Agent, Interested In Fighting Or Commentary

Frank Mir is once again a free agent. The former UFC heavyweight champion was recently competing in Bellator where he beat Roy Nelson last time out. The win snapped his four-fight losing skid, but Mir says he is now a free agent after agreeing to end h…

Frank Mir is once again a free agent. The former UFC heavyweight champion was recently competing in Bellator where he beat Roy Nelson last time out. The win snapped his four-fight losing skid, but Mir says he is now a free agent after agreeing to end his contract with Bellator. “Basically I had a good […]

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Frank Mir Is A Free Agent, Open To Offers To Fight Or Commentate

Frank MirHeavyweight legend Frank Mir has revealed he is currently a free agent and is open to offers to fight or commentate. Mir last fought at Bellator 231 in October 2019. The former UFC champion beat Roy Nelson via unanimous decision to snap a four-fight losing streak. The victory was the first for Mir in over […]

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Heavyweight legend Frank Mir has revealed he is currently a free agent and is open to offers to fight or commentate.

Mir last fought at Bellator 231 in October 2019. The former UFC champion beat Roy Nelson via unanimous decision to snap a four-fight losing streak. The victory was the first for Mir in over four years, his last win came against Todd Duffee all the way back in July 2015.

Speaking on the “Phone Booth Fighting” podcast, Mir said he has come to terms for his release from Bellator despite having one fight left on his contract. The 40-year-old is now hoping to field offers for fighting and commentary, he said.

“Basically I had a good conversation with Scott Coker,” he said. “(I’m) still going to have a fight with them, just because there’s a fight left on my fight contract. Scott was very easy to talk to about it – their company’s shut down, he hasn’t even left his house in three weeks – so, once they start up, there’s going to be a backlog of fights because they have so many fighters on their roster.

“So now I’m basically, not basically, I am a free agent. Even though I would still do fights for Bellator, I’m not beholden to any contract to anybody now. So I can try out the free market and see whoever opens up to fighting first.”

“It has always been a dream of mine to fight in Japan,” he admitted. “I remember watching the old PRIDEs back in the day, and RIZIN looks like they have a card coming up in August. So now I’m opened up to where now I can actually start talking to other companies and seeing where to go, which is great for commentary stuff, as I know before being exclusive fight-wise with Bellator I think hurt me as far as maybe commentating for the UFC. So maybe it’ll open up that avenue to where I could start commentary for UFC fights again and other organizations.”

“Through the social media and through the show, I’ll put it out there that now I’m a free agent,” he said. “It’s not impossible to get a hold of me. Just DM me on my Instagram or send me a message through Facebook, I’m going to get it.

“But as far as me right now hounding guys down, I don’t know. I’m just under the impression that most people will have much bigger issues right now than signing me. So right now, it’ll be slow until once I see the quarantines lift and we get on the downside of the bell curve and life starts picking up like it does. Then I’ll probably be more adamant about being on the phone and making contact with guys. But right now, I guess I’ll just do a passive approach, let it be known that I’m out there and I’m available, but I’m not going to be blowing up anybody’s mailboxes right now.”

“KSW looks like a phenomenal show,” he enthused. “Man, their production value is crazy. They have some interesting fights over there in the heavyweight division.” (Transcribed by MMA Junkie)

Is it time for Frank Mir to retire from fighting?

Frank Mir Admits He Was Upset When CM Punk Made MMA Debut In UFC

Many were displeased when former WWE star CM Punk made his professional mixed martial arts (MMA) debut on the main card of a pay-per-view (PPV) event in 2016. Punk took on Mickey Gall at welterweight on the main card of UFC 203. Ultimately, it was an easy night at the office for Gall, who submitted […]

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Many were displeased when former WWE star CM Punk made his professional mixed martial arts (MMA) debut on the main card of a pay-per-view (PPV) event in 2016.

Punk took on Mickey Gall at welterweight on the main card of UFC 203. Ultimately, it was an easy night at the office for Gall, who submitted Punk in the first round. Nonetheless, many within the MMA community were angered that Punk, a professional wrestler, got his shot at an MMA debut on such a grand stage that was a UFC PPV; a spot that likely should’ve gone to someone more deserving.

Former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir shared those exact feelings during a recent interview with Chris Van Vliet. (H/T MMA News)

“I was upset when CM Punk got to have a UFC fight for his debut,” Mir said. “Well if all of a sudden my first ever pro wrestling match I jumped into AEW or WWE [they would say] what an assh*le! So just on my name I jump out there. I’m not gonna look very good, I’m not going to do a great job. And what does that say to all of the guys who have worked? Have wrestled for fifty fu*king bucks, you know? I mean like it’s kind of a spit in their face.”

Of course, Mir wasn’t mad at Punk himself, who was simply taking the opportunity afforded to him. Instead, his anger was more towards the situation, and the fact that someone more deserving was missing out on that spot.

“Now I was the one upset before when the guy [Punk] came over my sport and just took another [fighter’s spot]…that was my problem. I wasn’t mad at CM Punk for getting that opportunity. I was mad because it took the opportunity away from somebody else.”

What do you think about Mir’s comments on Punk’s UFC debut?

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Frank Mir Admits Being Upset With CM Punk’s UFC Debut

Frank Mir has admitted that CM Punk’s UFC debut rubbed him the wrong way. Back in Sept. 2016, Punk stepped inside the Octagon to take on Mickey Gall. The former WWE champion had no combat sports experience, but he was able to sign with the UFC th…

Frank Mir has admitted that CM Punk’s UFC debut rubbed him the wrong way. Back in Sept. 2016, Punk stepped inside the Octagon to take on Mickey Gall. The former WWE champion had no combat sports experience, but he was able to sign with the UFC thanks to his drawing ability. Punk ended up being […]

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Bellator 231 Results: Frank Mir Tops Roy Nelson

Bellator 231 took place from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. In the main event of the night, Frank Mir took on Roy Nelson at heavyweight. Also, Phil Davis took out Karl Albrektsson in the third round via TKO. The Viacom-owned mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion put on a great card for fans to […]

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Bellator 231 took place from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. In the main event of the night, Frank Mir took on Roy Nelson at heavyweight. Also, Phil Davis took out Karl Albrektsson in the third round via TKO.

The Viacom-owned mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion put on a great card for fans to enjoy. Check out the full Bellator 231 results below.

Bellator 231 Results

Main Card:

  • Frank Mir def. Roy Nelson via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Phil Davis def. Karl Albrektsson via R3 TKO (strikes, 3:06)
  • Ed Ruth def. Jason Jackson via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Ilara Joanne def. Bec Rawlings via R2 submission (kneebar, 3:35)
  • Jake Hager vs. Anthony Garrett ends in No Contest after an accidental low blow

Preliminary Card:

  • Connor Dixon def. Orkhan Ismatzade via R1 submission (kimura, 0:42)
  • Killys Mota def. Mandel Nallo via R3 TKO (1:16)
  • Jessy Miele def. Talita Nogueira via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27)
  • Steve Mowry def. Gokhan Saricam via R2 submission (kimura, 0:36)
  • Dalton Rosta def. Claude Wilcox via R2 TKO (punches, 4:23)
  • Tim Caron def. Lucas Borges via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Jonathan Manley def. Thiago Oliveira via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Elise Reed def. Rebecca Bryggman via R1 TKO (punches, 4:48)

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Bellator 231 Results: Frank Mir Defeats Roy Nelson Via Unanimous Decision

Frank Mir defeated Roy Nelson via unanimous decision to cap Bellator 231 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Montville, Connecticut, on Friday. The bout was a rematch of Mir’s win over Nelson at UFC 130 in May 2011, also via unanimous decision…

Frank Mir defeated Roy Nelson via unanimous decision to cap Bellator 231 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Montville, Connecticut, on Friday. The bout was a rematch of Mir’s win over Nelson at UFC 130 in May 2011, also via unanimous decision…