– In a new article up on the Fighters Only website, former UFC Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir reveals that the main goal left in his MMA career to achieve before he retires is “to end Brock Lesnar’s career.” Mir went on to say, “Really, it’s what I think about all the time. Brock Lesnar exploited a huge weakness in my game and no matter who I crush after this, I have to crush him to show I’ve improved that weakness. It’s nothing about how he talked to me in my last fight, I could care less about it. If I took it that personal there are other ways to handle situation like that outside of a cage, but honestly I just want to fix what was exploited.”
Mir goes on, “If you’re a true martial artist you don’t do it for money or titles, just to be the best human being possible, and if someone exploits a weakness, who better to see if you’ve fixed it than the guy who exploited it. Getting the title back, it’s a nice novel idea, but even being the heavyweight champ or the interim champ, I got to be honest, I didn’t really feel that different walking around… Some people think that with the belt, that you made it. Nah, you didn’t make shit. You won a fight, just the fight happened to have more ribbon and bells and whistles on it. Bottom line, [its about] testing yourself!”
Mir is currently set to face Cheick Kongo at UFC 107. Mir’s comments are from a six-page interview that will be published in this month’s Fighters Only magazine.