Frank Mir is easily one of the most accomplished heavyweight submission fighters, as he is a former UFC Heavyweight Champion and a former UFC Interim Heavyweight Champion.
However, the current suspended UFC star has not been to happy about CM Punk fighting for the promotion and he is not holding his opinion back.
On his very own podcast, the Phone Booth Fighting Podcast, Mir said the following…
“I’m gonna be honest, it pisses me off. I don’t like it. I’m trying to be impartial and not be a dick but the more we talk about this the more I’m getting angry at the situation because it’s bullsh*t. This is not a legitimate fight. This is not a legitimate UFC fight. We have these kind of fights in boxing … they have those celebrity matchups where it’s a name guy that shouldn’t be in there getting in there with somebody that has a novelty to it and people might turn it on for the novelty act behind it but you wouldn’t have it on the undercard of a Mayweather fight. They wouldn’t put those two together and the fact that we are putting that on there doesn’t sit well with me. We want to be in New York and we want to be legitimate and we want to be even with boxing and have that kind of credibility, and boxing wouldn’t do this. I mean, they do do this but they don’t put it on the same card with their championship fights.
I hope that CM is just a mastermind at psychological warfare and that he’s purposefully putting this kind of footage out there to lull [Gall] down to make it to where [he] gets comfortable, to where [he thinks] maybe CM is not gonna be that good of a fighter. Watching him fight, I felt like I was down at the gym watching just normal guys that have no ambition to be fighters, just taking the class. I’ve seen some of the women taking the aerobic kickboxing class move better.”
Frank Mir now joins the long list of fighters, fans, journalists and just about everybody else who has spoken out on the signing of the former professional wrestling to the world’s largest MMA organization.