Frank Mir has always dreamed of trading in his gloves for a microphone.
The 33-year-old Las Vegas native has competed inside the Octagon for over a decade, but when he is not tearing limbs and breaking bones, he is standing cage-side and commentating on the bouts.
And he is optimistic about pursuing it full-time when he retires.
"I like analyzing fights and I like doing color commentating," said Mir. “It’s an opportunity I would take advantage of when I run into it. Hopefully it’s something I can do full time," Mir told the Chronicle Journal during a celebrity dinner in Canada earlier this week.
Mir has always been one of the more colorful personalities in the sport and he brings a lot of charisma.
Mir is aware that time is not on his side and he could offer more credibility to the UFC broadcast team, Mike Goldberg and Joe Rogan. Goldberg and Rogan are great at what they do, but adding a third member to their team wouldn't hurt necessarily and it would make them more professional.
Fighters like Randy Couture and Kenny Florian have also commentated for UFC events in the past and there is no reason why Mir couldn't do the same. Mir is a intelligent and articulate person who can offer in-depth analysis and insight while commentating on fights.
Commentary is an integral part of UFC broadcasts and it adds to the excitement during the main card.
Although Mir isn't calling it a career just yet, it won't be too long before he finds himself out of the cage and into the booth, and it is a job perfectly suited for him.