Frank Mir admitted that he would be up to face an old foe in current WWE Champion Brock Lesnar one more time, this time in the squared circle and not in the octagon.
The two fighters have shared a long history with one another, mainly due to their rivalry in the UFC where they fought each other twice. Mir handed Lesnar his first ever MMA loss back at UFC 81 in 2008, but Lesnar would return the favor and defeat him at UFC 100 the following year with the UFC Heavyweight title on the line.
With the series tied at 1-1, Mir said it would be great to have a rubber match to settle things once and for all now that he's entering the world of pro wrestling.
“Well, right now he’s retired from MMA. I’m hoping though [to face him again]. I think it would make sense for us to fight again," Mir told Chris Van Vliet. "I made him tap the first time, he finished me with strikes the second time. We’re both exciting for people to watch. I’m sure it bothers him that people talk to him about me. I made him tap, I made him scream uncle slapping my leg to ask the referee to stop it. He has to go to sleep for that. But hey, he kicked my ass. He gave me a good ass whooping. Why wouldn’t we go and try to do it one last time?”
Mir, who last fought in an MMA cage in October when he defeated Roy Nelson, is starting to make the transition to pro wrestling and made his debut at Josh Barnett's Bloodsport event in April when he defeated Dan Severn. Months later, Mir started appearing for Future Stars of Wrestling in Las Vegas, first coming in June to confront Killer Kross.
It wouldn't be the first time that Lesnar would have faced an old MMA rival in pro wrestling match. Earlier this year, former UFC Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, who defeated Lesnar at UFC 121, made his WWE in-ring debut at the Crown Jewel against Lesnar with the current WWE Champion coming out with the victory.
The full interview can be seen in the video at the top of the page.
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