UFC release official "death comments" statement; Carwin says Frank Mir is mentally unfit

Posted on February 24, 2010, 06:32 AM by Anton Gurevich
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Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White had probably no choice whether to react or not to Frank Mir's harsh comments towards the UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar. In an interview with WXDX-FM Radio, Frank Mir stated that he wanted Lesnar “to be the first person that dies inside The Octagon”, making the UFC boss to release an official statement regarding the issue:

“I was disappointed by Frank Mir’s comments. Frank’s been with the UFC a long time, he’s a two-time heavyweight champion and a commentator for the WEC. I think his emotions are running high right now, he has a big fight coming up next month and he’s still upset about his loss to Lesnar.  He’s been talked to, he regrets what he said, and he won’t be saying anything like that again.”

Meanwhile, Frank Mir's next opponent Shane Carwin went a step forward by stating that "Frank Mir is mentally unfit to fight", if he wants someone to die inside the cage. Shane Carwin shared his thoughts about the subject in an exclusive interview for MMABay.co.uk:

"I did not see the interview so I can't comment on what he might have said.  I can tell you that any athlete wishing death upon a competitor is either a terrible human being or mentally unfit to fight.  That type of talk and if it ever happened will take this sport backwards. Brock is a heel in the ring but at home he is a human, husband, father and friend to many.  Wishing death or harm upon him doesn't serve any purpose."

Frank Mir will have a chance to prove Shane Carwin that he is mentally and also physically fit to fight on March 27th at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, at UFC 111: St. Pierre vs Hardy event. Frank Mir is currently ranked as #3 Heavyweight in the World by Sherdog.com, and holds a 13-4 Mixed Martial Arts record.


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  • cranestyle
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    After saying something that's not only stupid but hurts the image of MMA, it was inevitable that Dana would bitch slap an apology out of Mir.



    And well done Shane Carwin. Goes to show that you can talk trash and not loose your mind.

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  • friendlyfoe
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    Didn't Dana White say pretty much the same thing about Herchel Walker????



    Frank Mir = Fighter - well known trash talker

    Dana White = Promoter/President of UFC



    From which one do you all think where worst comments should NOT be coming from?

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  • Pyronaut
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    No. He said if walker ever fought real competition, he could be the first death in the octagon.



    But there is a clear difference between white thinking that he could die if he fought someone like lesnar because of lack of skills, and wishing it upon him.

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  • friendlyfoe
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    Right.... Dana White would have to have been WISHING (or Hoping) that "event" to happen (Herschel Walker dying)to prove that he was right....Right? You don't make a statement like that without some serious implications....



    White says something like that and he gets a pass? Come on man - no one should be saying stuff like that (White or Mir) in this sport - if that happens, this sport will again be banned and held back in many states or countries.

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  • Zombiepower
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    "to be the first person that dies inside The Octagon" WTF man, we know your a trash talker, but know when your crossing the line bitch. That idiot will get booed more than Lesner in UFC 100.

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  • HollywoodKOs
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    And how in the F*ck does Mir get another interim title fight?

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  • Lowkickdodger
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    Good job Frank, now he's the bad guy and Lesnar is the good guy. To be honest, i think they're both terrible and a disgrace to the sport. This trash talking is getting old. I dont care about ppl hating eachother, i want to see skilled fighters bringing it. There is enough hatred in this world already.

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  • cranestyle
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    Well said.

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  • JaytheBrit
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    yeh i agree and that but i do enjoy when a fight is hyped up a whole lot more. saying that death threats and that are out of order he has kids and a wife.

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  • Murdoc
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    Wow wishing lesnar death in the octagon. Karma is real and Mir should have never said that.

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  • MAMBA24ILL
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    Really would like to see what Frank would have to say if Carwin KO'd his ass.

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  • Ninja
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    Mir know's Carwin is going to ko him, so he just trying to secure a fight with brock in the future by say shit like this

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  • comonson
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    mir by submission / carwin by ko ( thats what i thinks gonna happen)

    one or the other

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  • jackaustin613
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    good for mir its called shock value get over it lamers

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  • friendlyfoe
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    Didn't Dana White say pretty much the same thing about Herchel Walker????



    Frank Mir = Fighter - well known trash talker

    Dana White = Promoter/President of UFC



    From which one do you all think where worst comments should NOT be coming from?

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  • ston3pony
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    Carwin is a stand-up guy. A great ambassador for the sport. He was among the first to wish Brock well while he was sick.



    He's right that Lesnar acted dumb after the crushed Frank. But I suspect that that won't happen again. Lesnar has had too much time in the spotlight in his retard-wrestling career, and he's too trained for that kind of "showmanship".



    I'm sure after he stomps his next opponent, he'll realize that he's in a real sport now and he'll shake their hand.



    I never saw anything but respect for Couture from Lesnar. The difference is that Couture isn't a little ego-maniacal punk like Frank who runs his mouth.

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  • kbljm
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    brock is gonna use mir's comments as unlimited fuel to make him a bigger monster in the ring i feel sorry for mir when he fights brock again becasue brock is going to rip him apart.

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  • mokoko
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    you give the most stupid coments bro the stuff you saying got nothing to do with the link on top

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  • HunterB
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    and you speak like you haven't completed 2nd grade english

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  • ston3pony
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    I believe the stuff I saying is relevant bro...

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  • mokoko
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    if is me im gona be woried about Carwin right naw not Brock

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  • FirstnLastEmperor
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    i dunno, why are people making such a big deal about it? listen to the way its said, hes more implying rather than be this wholesome character that EVERYONE will like, he'd rather tell it like it is, even if its extreme, and went on to give a very extreme example.. i doubt he REALLy wants to kill brock lesnar

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