Former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir has been one of the top faces in the sport for several years. He’s held the belt one as the undisputed champion and another time on an interim basis.
Mir owns the most submission wins inside the Octagon for the heavyweight division, the fastest submission victory in the weight class and has fought and defeated four UFC heavyweight champions.
So, does the Las Vegas native believe one day he will be inducted into the UFC’s Hall of Fame?
“I think time will tell, but I definitely think at least the statistics will last a while as far as I think it takes more than numbers sometimes to be a Hall of Famer,” said Mir, during a recent interview with MMA Fight Corner. “Just because you see people without numbers they still have a huge impact on the sport and can be recognized and put in as a UFC Hall of Fame. So when the time will come, I guess we’ll find out.”
Mir (16-9) has lost four straight, falling to Alistair Overeem, Josh Barnett, Daniel Cormier and Junior dos Santos. However, prior to his recent struggles, he had earned seven wins in nine fights, including victories over Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (twice), Roy Nelson and Brock Lesnar.
Despite suffering his worst losing skid of his career, the 35-year-old isn’t quite ready to official call an end to his time inside the cage.
“We all have ambitions to compete more. I always wanted to win the title back and go on to push a couple of the records ”“ instead of tied for the most submissions right now in the UFC ”“ there’s always things to push forward and aspire for,” Mir said.
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