Frank Mir States That He'll Continue Fighting Past UFC 169

Published on January 28th, 2014 6:18 pm EST

It's sometimes easy to forget that Frank Mir is just 34 years of age.

After all, Mir has been fighting in the UFC since November of 2001 (UFC 34). That is a nearly 13 year span where he has been fighting the best Heavyweights in the world.

Many people have been speculating that the UFC is going to cut the loser of Frank Mir vs Alistair Overeem, which is set to take place this Saturday at UFC 169. After all, both fighters are in the midst of losing streaks, and both fighters are at the high end of the UFC pay scale. Frank Mir, as a matter of fact, has lost his last three fights in a row, including knockout losses to Josh Barnett and Junior dos Santos.

Will another loss this Saturday signal the end of Mir's fighting career? According to the former UFC Heavyweight champion, no way.

According to Mir, he plans to keep fighting past UFC 169, regardless of the outcome. Mir states that he is younger than many in the UFC's Heavyweight division, and that he is not yet ready to hang up his gloves.

The UFC may have other plans for Mir (they could cut him if he loses again this Saturday), but Frank states that he plans to keep fighting regardless of what happens. It's hard to imagine Frank Mir fighting in Bellator or the WSOF, and I also find it hard to imagine the UFC cutting Mir, as he has been with the organization for so long. In addition, Mir was a highly regarded commentator for the WEC, and I imagine that the UFC would want to use Mir in that capacity once he decides to hang up his gloves.

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In short - don't expect Frank Mir to call it a career if he happens to lose to Alistair Overeem this weekend at UFC 169.


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