Frank Mir apologizes for ill wishes, Dana White issues statement

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On Monday, Feb. 22, former UFC heavyweight champion, Frank Mir was a guest on 105.9 The X radio. Although Mir has a fight coming up against undefeated Shane Carwin at UFC 111, somehow the subject of current UFC heavyweight champ Brock Lesnar seems to always inevitably arise.

Apparently still stewing from the beat down Lesnar put on him at UFC 100 in July of last year, Mir said a few things during the radio interview that could be regarded as “crossing the line.” Most notable was a comment he wanted to “break Brock Lesnar’s neck in the ring,” and wanted Lesnar “to be the first person to die from Octagon-related injuries.”

Here is the interview with Frank Mir.

Frank Mir on 105.9 audio:

One person who definitely feels Mir went too far with his statements about Lesnar is his boss, UFC President Dana White.

Following the interview and a ton of media attention, White made a public statement on Tuesday regarding Mir’s comments:

“I was disappointed by Frank Mir’s comments. Frank’s been with the UFC a long time, he’s a two-time heavyweight champion and a commentator for the WEC. I think his emotions are running high right now, he has a big fight coming up next month and he’s still upset about his loss to Lesnar. He’s been talked to, he regrets what he said, and he won’t be saying anything like that again.”

Mir has apologized for his comments, according to “I would like to apologize to Brock Lesnar, his family, the UFC and the UFC fans for my stupid remarks,” said Mir. “I respect Brock, all the other fighters, and the sport of mixed martial arts. I’m sorry that I stepped out of line.”

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  • Jason Heart

    Can we say bitter? This guy needs to worry about Shane Carwin and quit stalking Lesnar. I do hope he takes out Carwin though. He should be able to.

  • The fan outrage about this is ridiculous.

  • LarsLARKIN

    I think he crossed the line in a sense It was shocking to hear an athlete say that. However, I think he was doing something you just can’t do with the media when you are in the public eye, and that is be completely honest. While theoretically it’s nice to not think you are PC. The truth is when you are working for a company like the UFC you have to censor yourself or reap the repercussions as we have seen with War Machine and others.

  • Didn’t you see Dark Knight? It is what we do that defines us as people. War Machine and Junie Browning did a lot more than say non-PC things.

  • Mike C

    I don’t condone what Mir said about having the first death in MMA be Brock but I think people are making a big deal about this. For example, when BJ Penn said that he was going to fight to the death and that he’s going to kill GSP, people didn’t make a big deal. When Brock Lesnar said he was going o murder Mir in his second fight people didn’t say anything. Dana White didn’t reprimand BJ or Lesnar after those comments. I just think Mir is trying too hard to hype up his rubber march with Lesnar for a big paycheck but I agree with Jason Heart and Mir needs to focus on Shane. I do also want Mir to win so that he can fight Lesnar again and get a beating.