Frank Mir Open To Brock Lesnar Rubber Match But Doesn’t Believe It’s On His Radar: “He Does The Bare Minimum”

Frank Mir, Brock LesnarFrank Mir is open to the idea of a rubber match with Brock Lesnar. Former two-time UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir took on Brock Lesnar for the first time at UFC 81. Lesnar, who came through from the WWE, had only fought once professionally as a mixed martial artist against Min Soo Kim at K-1. […]

Frank Mir, Brock Lesnar

Frank Mir is open to the idea of a rubber match with Brock Lesnar.

Former two-time UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir took on Brock Lesnar for the first time at UFC 81. Lesnar, who came through from the WWE, had only fought once professionally as a mixed martial artist against Min Soo Kim at K-1. Following his debut win in the sport, Lesnar would be picked up by the UFC for a showdown against Mir.

Lesnar would be handily dispatched by Mir within 90 seconds with a kneebar submission. The pro wrestling superstar turned his fortunes around to go on a four-fight win streak that included a rematch against Mir, with Lesnar knocking him out in the second round at UFC 100.

Frank Mir is down to have the Brock Lesnar trilogy fight

In an appearance on Insight with Chris Van Vliet, Frank Mir shared his thoughts on a potential third fight with Lesnar.

“I wanted to put myself in a position by going out there and being successful at it, but it was one of those things where it wasn’t even in the talks,” Mir said. “I would be game [for a third MMA fight]. No [it was never close to happening]. Not on his radar, I guess. Just not that he wanted to do it. When you’re the A-side, he’s a draw money-wise, he gets to make more of the calls.

“From what I was told, because of the way I responded after the second fight, he truly felt that I was a little off. I think in Lesnar’s mind, how could you want to fight me again? People don’t [want to see it], so there’s something wrong with [me] that I think made him uneasy.” (ht MMA Fighting)

Mir claims that Lesnar does the “bare minimum”

Following his four-fight win streak, Lesnar would go on to drop two in a row. He fought one more time after that, taking on Mark Hunt at UFC 200. Although he defeated Hunt via unanimous decision, the result was overturned to a no-contest after he tested positive for clomiphene.

Mir claims that Lesnar doesn’t put all his efforts in and tries to get by doing as little as possible.

“I don’t know much about his pro wrestling, I don’t watch that often so I don’t know how bad he is at [promos],” Mir said. “But I think he’s definitely a guy, from what I understand and talking to other people in the industry, he does the bare minimum of what he has to do to cash a check and I don’t fault him for that.

“We all gotta make money and I think he’s more naturally a fighter than he is a pro wrestler and so I think it’s not his first love but financially it pays better and obviously, he can continue to do it for a lot longer.”

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Frank Mir Triad Combat Stoppage “Was Easy”, Per Referee

Frank MirReferee Dan Miragliotta has spoken out for the first time since his controversial stoppage of the Frank Mir vs. Kubrat Pulev bout at Triller Triad Combat this past weekend in Texas. Mir was making his second career boxing appearance after losing to Steve Cunningham on the Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren card earlier this year. […]

Frank Mir

Referee Dan Miragliotta has spoken out for the first time since his controversial stoppage of the Frank Mir vs. Kubrat Pulev bout at Triller Triad Combat this past weekend in Texas.

Mir was making his second career boxing appearance after losing to Steve Cunningham on the Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren card earlier this year. He earned a main event spot on the Triller Triad Combat card against Pulev, but it didn’t go his way.

Just seconds into the fight, Pulev caught Mir with a big right hand that had him wobbled against the ropes. Somehow, Mir was able to stay on his feet, but he was completely off balance and wobbly.

After remaining stagnant in the corner, Mir failed to put his hands back up and Miragliotta put a stop to the fight, prompting an odd stoppage from Miragliotta.

Check out the moment below.

Frank Mir’s Fighting Future Is Uncertain

“I was waiting for Pulev to come in,” Miragliotta said in an interview with MMA Fighting. “That would have made it so much easier for me because as soon as he would have made one step as if he was attacked, I was in a position with my left shoulder and the left side of my body to bump him, push him out, and stop the fight. But he didn’t engage – he backed off, and that’s why I kept watching Mir.”

“Then Mir didn’t go down and didn’t put his hands back up – as soon as Pulev made that slight step, I stepped in and stopped the fight. It was easy,” Miragliotta explained.

It’s unclear what could be next for the 42-year-old Mir, whether that be in the boxing ring or in MMA. He’s still looking for his first win in boxing after dropping two straight.

What were your thoughts on the Frank Mir stoppage at the recent Triad Combat event?

Kubrat Pulev KO’s Frank Mir- Triad Combat Highlights

Kubrat MulevKubrat Pulev dominated former UFC champion Frank Mir and earned himself a knockout win. Pulev earned himself the inaugural Triad Combat belt with his win over Mir. Mir started the fight by clinching up, but could not keep Pulev in his grasp. Pulev was able to pick apart Mir while keeping his distance and landed […]

Kubrat Mulev

Kubrat Pulev dominated former UFC champion Frank Mir and earned himself a knockout win. Pulev earned himself the inaugural Triad Combat belt with his win over Mir.

Mir started the fight by clinching up, but could not keep Pulev in his grasp. Pulev was able to pick apart Mir while keeping his distance and landed a few power shots that had Mir wobbling on his feet. Referee Dan Miragliotta stepped in to call off the fight with Mir still on his feet in the corner.

Triad Combat Results & Highlights: Mir & Mitrione Fall Short, Perry Wins

Tonight from Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, Triller played host to Triad Combat: Mir vs. Pulev live on pay-per-view.

Triller brought to life their new concept for combat sports that they view as a hybrid between boxing and MMA. Under the Tri…

Triller Triad Combat

Tonight from Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, Triller played host to Triad Combat: Mir vs. Pulev live on pay-per-view.

Triller brought to life their new concept for combat sports that they view as a hybrid between boxing and MMA. Under the Triad Combat rules, fighters compete in a triangular ring in two-minute rounds. The boxing/MMA hybrid comes into play with fighters having leeway for clinching and striking in the clinch.

In tonight’s main event, MMA legend Frank Mir took on Kubrat Pulev. Pulev entered the fight as a 28-2 boxer with 14 knockouts. In the co-main event, MMA vet Matt Mitrione fought Alexander Flores in another heavyweight bout. The 31-year-old Flores came in with an 18-3-1 professional boxing record, and this was Mitrione’s first time competing in a boxing/non-MMA contest.

Finally, the colorful Mike Perry also competed on tonight’s card. Perry recently exited the UFC and signed with Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship. Under BKFC contracts, fighters are free to pursue other ventures, and that is what Perry did tonight in his fight against Michael Seals, a 39-year-old boxer who entered with a 25-3 record.

You can catch the highlights from all three of those fights below followed by the quick results of the entire card!

Kubrat Pulev def. Frank Mir

Alexander Flores def. Matt Mitrione

Mike Perry def. Michael Seals

Triad Combat Quick Results

  • Kubrat Pulev def. Frank Mir via TKO (punches) – R1, 1:59
  • Alexander Flores def. Matt Mitrione via unanimous decision (68-64, 67-65, 68-64)
  • Mike Perry def. Michael Seals via split decision (65-67, 67-65, 67-65)
  • Derek Campos def. Brian Vera via majority decision (65-65, 67-63, 66-64)
  • Albert Tumenov def. Scott Sigmon via unanimous decision (70-63×3)
  • Alexa Culp def. Angelina Hoffschneider via TKO: R1, 0:46
  • Harry Gigliotti def. Jacob Thrall via split decision (48-47, 47-48, 48-47)

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Frank Mir Says Triller Payday Is Highest Of His Career

Frank Mir, a former UFC heavyweight champion, says his fight on Saturday at Triller Triad Combat against Kubrat Pulev will be the highest payday of his career.

Mir has been a part of massive fights and events like headlining UFC 100 against Brock L…

Frank Mir

Frank Mir, a former UFC heavyweight champion, says his fight on Saturday at Triller Triad Combat against Kubrat Pulev will be the highest payday of his career.

Mir has been a part of massive fights and events like headlining UFC 100 against Brock Lesnar. He also headlined Bellator shows, as well, but on Saturday, he says his payday is the highest of his career.

“Not [by a significant amount],” Mir said on The MMA Hour. “The second Brock fight was close, but that was the second biggest of my career. But no, this one … in fact, if I hit my bonuses and I win, I’m basically touching on seven figures. And I’ve never been within a couple hundred grand of that in the MMA world.”

“It’s a testament to what Triller is doing, pushing the paydays and sharing the income. I realize this is a couple of years ago and this is kind of bittersweet for me,” Mir said. “I looked at some of the pay-per-view buys that Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury sold. And what they took home for paydays. Brock and I sold more pay-per-views, and I didn’t take home nowhere near as much as either one of them. Brock and I combined didn’t take home ten percent of what they got.”

Frank Mir is set to headline the Triller card on Saturday. It’s a special rules fight as it is mainly boxing with some clinching. The former UFC heavyweight champ fought for Triller on the Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren card where he fought former IBF cruiserweight champ, Steve Cunningham where he lost by decision but did much better than many thought. Prior to that, he beat Roy Nelson by decision at Bellator 231 which snapped his four-fight losing skid.

What do you make of Triller paying more money to Frank Mir than he made in the UFC?

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Frank Mir Will Make Career-High Purse For Kubrat Pulev Fight

Frank MirFrank Mir has shocked many by claiming he is in line for a career-high payday when he takes on Kubrat Pulev in the main event of Triller’s Triad Combat show this Saturday night. During a recent appearance on The MMA Hour, Mir revealed that despite being involved in some of the biggest events in UFC […]

Frank Mir

Frank Mir has shocked many by claiming he is in line for a career-high payday when he takes on Kubrat Pulev in the main event of Triller’s Triad Combat show this Saturday night.

During a recent appearance on The MMA Hour, Mir revealed that despite being involved in some of the biggest events in UFC history he has never netted a million-dollar paycheque.

“The second Brock [Lesnar] fight [at UFC 100] was close, but that was the second-biggest of my career. But no, this one [is the biggest],” Mir revealed. “In fact, if I hit my bonuses and I win, I’m basically touching on seven figures, and I’ve never been within a couple $100,000 of that in the MMA world.”

After seeing the money Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder recently made for their trilogy fight, Mir is kind of miffed that he and Lesnar didn’t come anywhere near to those figure despite outselling the heavyweight boxing duo,

“I think that’s a testament to what Triller is doing, pushing the paydays and sharing the income,” Mir said. “I mean, here, I realized this a couple years ago, this is kind of bittersweet for me — I looked at the amount of pay-per-view buys that Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury sold, and what they took home for paydays. Me and Brock sold more pay-per-views, and I didn’t take nowhere near as much as either one of them. I think Brock and I, combined, didn’t take 10 percent of what they did.”

Frank Mir Explains How He’ll Beat Kubrat Pulev This Weekend  

“I just make it everything but a boxing match,” Mir said. “It’s too close to the fight to really worry about letting the cat out of the bag, but yeah, behind every punch, he’s not going to be able to throw combos. Every punch, I’m grabbing him afterwards, and then I’m going to work the clinch and just drag on him and really push his grappling cardio, which he doesn’t have to the experience that I do. It’s different. You can ask anybody’s who’s fought MMA — the first time you wrestled with somebody, stood up, and then you had to throw punches again? It’s a different feeling, and it takes a lot of acclamation.

“I have 20 years of doing it, and my endurance and my understanding of how it works, being relaxed and able to still fire off. So obviously boxing at range, even if I thought I was better than him at that, why would I? That’s what he’s best at, where he’s most comfortable, where his heart rate is going to be low. I’m going to jump on him and rag-doll the hell out of him.”

Are you surprised to hear Frank Mir is making the biggest money of his career this weekend?