Former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir has rebounded from a knockout loss to Shane Carwin by stringing together victories over Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic and Roy Nelson. He defeated Nelson back in late May at UFC 130 and is now itching to get back into the cage.
Mir spoke with MiddleEasy.com recently about what he wants for his return to action.
MiddleEasy asked the 32-year-old if he still harbors ill-will toward Brock Lesnar, with whom he’s sported a long-running feud, and if he still years for a rubber match against his fellow former champ.
“If it works out, it works out,” Mir said of a third fight with Lesnar. “I just want to fight again, it doesn’t matter.”
When pressed, Mir revealed that most of the animosity he shared with Lesnar was generated “to sell pay-per-view.”
One opponent that Mir will point to as one that excites him is Alistair Overeem, who is heavily rumored to be joining the UFC heavyweight ranks in the near future.
“Alistair Overeem would be pretty cool if he actually came over,” said Mir. “I think that he’s a great fighter. I think he’s done a lot in the sport, his K-1 accomplishments… I think he’s an immediate threat. I’d like to test myself against him.”
Mir last appeared in action on May 28, taking a unanimous decision over The Ultimate Fighter season ten winner Roy Nelson.