Shortly after UFC 110 on Saturday night, I logged on to Bleacher Report and read a great article about Frank Mir and the controversial comments he made towards Brock Lesnar. With less than a month until Frank Mir has a huge test on his hands with Shane Carwin, his focus clearly should not be on Brock Lesnar.
These comments that he made were stupid, ignorant, and have no merit because Lesnar could have ended Mir's career at UFC 100!
If you haven't seen the quote from Mir yet, here it is:
“I want to fight Brock Lesnar. I hate who he is as a person. I want to break his neck in the ring. I want him to be the first person that dies to Octagon-related injuries.” - Frank Mir
Today, via his boss Dana White, Mir issued an apology to Lesnar in which he stated the following:
“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.” - Frank Mir
Does anyone not see where these two comments completely contradict each other? Of course I know that Mir is simply doing damage control on his ridiculous original comments, but this seems to be proof that Mir does not have his sights set on Shane Carwin.
Mir "hates who Brock is as a person" but also "respects him." You won't get comments like this twisted from the reigning UFC Heavyweight Champion of the World. He doesn't like Mir, but he just got done turning his face into mashed potatoes, so the obsession to fight Mir hasn't been there.
But I bet it is now. He is back on Brock's radar and that is NOT GOOD for Frank Mir.
I hope Mir realizes that part of the intrigue in this Interim Heavyweight Championship fight is that Carwin fights a similar style as Brock does. If he wants to win, he has to focus on Carwin.
Mir is obsessed with stepping in the octagon with Lesnar again so he can avenge the brutal, ass kicking he took back in July. But, if Mir doesn't get past Carwin in March, the road to Lesnar gets a lot longer and more complicated than he'll ever be able to imagine.