UFC president Dana White was clear the loser between Frank Mir-Alistair Overeem might be in need of a new job. If Mir ends up getting released, the 34-year-old addressed a possible retirement.
“Obviously I have no real desire to fight for another organization, so if I were to be let go that would be a huge step in the form of retirement,” said Mir to MMA Fighting.
When it comes to the UFC, Mir’s called it home almost his entire run. He joined in 2001 off two wins and has been there since. He’s a former heavyweight champion who has lost three in a row. The most recent came from Josh Barnett.
Overeem was the No. 1 contender before a surprise drug test yielded a suspension. He’s since been knocked out by Antonio “Big Foot” Silva and Travis Browne this past year.
They’ve been moved to UFC 169 on February 1. It’s from Newark, NJ’s Prudential Center.