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.