Frank Mir is open to the idea of a rubber match with Brock Lesnar.

Former two-time UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir took on Brock Lesnar for the first time at UFC 81. Lesnar, who came through from the WWE, had only fought once professionally as a mixed martial artist against Min Soo Kim at K-1. Following his debut win in the sport, Lesnar would be picked up by the UFC for a showdown against Mir.

Lesnar would be handily dispatched by Mir within 90 seconds with a kneebar submission. The pro wrestling superstar turned his fortunes around to go on a four-fight win streak that included a rematch against Mir, with Lesnar knocking him out in the second round at UFC 100.

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Frank Mir is down to have the Brock Lesnar trilogy fight

In an appearance on Insight with Chris Van Vliet, Frank Mir shared his thoughts on a potential third fight with Lesnar.

“I wanted to put myself in a position by going out there and being successful at it, but it was one of those things where it wasn’t even in the talks,” Mir said. “I would be game [for a third MMA fight]. No [it was never close to happening]. Not on his radar, I guess. Just not that he wanted to do it. When you’re the A-side, he’s a draw money-wise, he gets to make more of the calls.

“From what I was told, because of the way I responded after the second fight, he truly felt that I was a little off. I think in Lesnar’s mind, how could you want to fight me again? People don’t [want to see it], so there’s something wrong with [me] that I think made him uneasy.” (ht MMA Fighting)

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Mir claims that Lesnar does the “bare minimum”

Following his four-fight win streak, Lesnar would go on to drop two in a row. He fought one more time after that, taking on Mark Hunt at UFC 200. Although he defeated Hunt via unanimous decision, the result was overturned to a no-contest after he tested positive for clomiphene.

Mir claims that Lesnar doesn’t put all his efforts in and tries to get by doing as little as possible.

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“I don’t know much about his pro wrestling, I don’t watch that often so I don’t know how bad he is at [promos],” Mir said. “But I think he’s definitely a guy, from what I understand and talking to other people in the industry, he does the bare minimum of what he has to do to cash a check and I don’t fault him for that.

“We all gotta make money and I think he’s more naturally a fighter than he is a pro wrestler and so I think it’s not his first love but financially it pays better and obviously, he can continue to do it for a lot longer.”

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