Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir has been a color commentator for the ACB promotion for over a year now.
The fighter has now accepted a new role within the promotion in the form of being a promoter.
“I actually approached them,” said Mir in a press release. “I know they are keen to break into the American market and I’m down for doing less travel so I asked if they were interested in coming to America, then I could be a contact in the US that could promote the events for them which they were very open to.”
Mir is going to promote shows in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia, a date for his first promoted event has yet to be announced.
Mir won’t be promoting the events on his own because there is going to be a team of co-promoters alongside the former heavyweight champion.
“I will be co-promoting them with Carl Prince and my ACB broadcast partner Bryan Lacey. Carl has promoted over 70 events across the UK and has matched all the UK ACB cards so far,” said Mir.
ACB returns this weekend with ACB 81 and the main event is a welterweight division attraction as Aslambek Saidov faces UFC veteran Roan Carneiro.