|Summary:||Great submissions, improved striking, two-time heavyweight champion|
|From:||Las Vegas, Nevada USA|
|Fights Out Of:||Las Vegas, Nevada USA|
|Height:||6' 3" ( 190 cm )|
|Weight:||240 lb ( 109 kg )|
The UFC heads to the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California for an action-packed card headlined by dangerous heavyweights Frank Mir and Todd Duffee. Tickets go on sale May 15!May 11, 2015 0:30
UFC Minute host Lisa Foiles details two big fight announcements - Nate Diaz vs. Matt Brown and Frank Mir vs. Todd Duffee - and the news that the UFC.tv app has come to the Xbox One.Apr 09, 2015
The Rankings Report is a weekly UFC.com series that gives you, the fans, an in-depth look into the official UFC rankings. This week Matt Parrino and Forrest Griffin talk about Frank Mir, "Bigfoot" Silva, Michael Johnson, and looking ahead to UFC 184.Feb 25, 2015 3:43
UFC Minute host Lisa Foiles recaps Fight Night Porto Alegre, previews UFC 184, and looks ahead to the Ulti-man 5k at International Fight Week!Feb 23, 2015
What ranks and titles have you held? Former UFC Heavyweight Champion, former interim UFC Heavyweight Champion, black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Ricardo Pires. Coach on season eight of The Ultimate Fighter. Black belt in Kenpo.
Do you have any heroes? Bruce Lee.
What is your favorite technique? Submissions.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? I am very goal oriented. I want to be the UFC World Heavyweight champion. To me that title means you are the most complete, most well rounded martial artist in the world.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No. I concentrated on my martial arts training instead.
What was your job before you started fighting? I worked at the front desk for Station Casinos in Las Vegas.
Frank Mir's Fightography
• Passionate advocate of the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution (happens to be the son of a policeman; his father was also a martial artist and Kenpo Karate master)
• Inspired to begin training BJJ after seeing Royce Gracie fight in the UFC
• Architected one of the greatest comeback stories in UFC history, recovering from a serious motorcycle accident in 2004 that tore all the ligaments in one of his knees and shattered his femur – the strongest bone in the human body. The accident happened only a few months after Mir defeated Tim Sylvia for the UFC title. After much emotional anguish and self-pity in coping with injuries he feared might be career-ending, Mir courageously returned to the Octagon after a two and ½ year hiatus and has fashioned a 6-4 record since, including winning a UFC Interim Title
• Fighting professionally since 2001
• WEC commentator and occasional guest commentator on ESPN’s MMA Live
• State champion wrestler in High School (NV), despite going 0-9 to start wrestling career
• 16 of his 26 fights have ended in the first round
• Nine wins by submission (2 kimura, 2 armbar, triangle armbar, inside shoulder lock, toe hold, guillotine), four by knockout
• Never lost first heavyweight title in the Octagon - sidelined by September 2004 motorcycle accident and was stripped of the title. Was out of competition due to a broken leg for 20 months
• Holds devastating submission wins over Tim Sylvia, Tank Abbott, Minotauro Nogueira, Brock Lesnar, and Cheick Kongo
• Made UFC debut in third pro fight
• Approaches submissions the way a prime Mike Tyson approached knockouts