Frank Mir has been in the fight game over 15 years, and the former UFC heavyweight champion has had several career highs — like headlining the historic UFC 100 against Brock Lesnar — and lows, like when he vacated his belt after a motorcycle accident that nearly ended his career.
Listening to Mir speak, one comes away with the impression that he has nothing left to prove to anyone, and it is this attitude that will serve him well in his main event bout against Mark Hunt on Saturday in Brisbane, Australia.
?I really don?t know when I will fight for another title,? he said. ?I am very interested in fighting people that are someone in the sport. When I say who I?m fighting and if people ask ?Who is that?? that will be a time I might have to find something else to do. If you?re a hunter, you don?t want to go out and hunt squirrel. You?re not going to come home with a squirrel and say ?look honey, look what I got.? You want to be on a safari hunting lions and tigers and bears. That is what Mark Hunt represents.
“He?s extremely respected by martial artists, and if I?m successful in this fight, then the next guy I fight will also be a respected man, and if you put enough of those together than you?re in the mix. The heavyweight division is not like the 155-pound division. There you can be 9-0 and still not have a title. But in this division, three or four wins over respected people and you can be fighting for a belt.?
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