When former UFC heavyweight champ Brock Lesnar showed up at UFC 146 to watch rival Frank Mir mix it up in a title-fight with current divisional king Junior dos Santos many wondered if it was a sign the hulking Minnesotan was sizing up Mir for a third go inside the cage. While a rubber-match between the two seems somewhat unlikely given the way Lesnar’s post-event meeting with UFC President Dana White went, the possibility of the two facing off in a scripted scrap may actually materialize at some point based on recent comments from the 33-year old Mir.
“Not opposed to the idea,” replied Mir in an interview with the Chronicle Journal when asked about giving professional wrestling a shot in the future, adding, “I can’t do a back flip or anything.”
However, while WWE may come calling eventually, Mir appears to have his hopes truly set on a spot in the analyst’s booth when he decides to hang up his gloves for good.
“I like analyzing fights and I like doing color commentating,” he explained. “It’s an opportunity I would take advantage of when I run into it. Hopefully it’s something I can do full time.”
For now the 16-6 Mir will heal up from his TKO loss to Dos Santos and focus on breaking future opponents’ limbs through BJJ rather than snapping an announce table in two with an over-the-top slam. Whether or not the same will be true a year or two from now remains to be seen.
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