41 Facts About Frank Mir

1. Frank Mir possessed the longest uninterrupted tenure of any fighter in UFC history, competing for the company from 2001 to 2016.

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2. Frank Mir was the first man to knock out and the first to submit Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.

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3. Frank Mir joined the wrestling team at Bonanza High School during his junior year and lost his first nine matches.

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4. Frank Mir played fullback and defensive end on the school's football team, which reached the Southern Zone semifinals in 1997.

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5. Frank Mir met UFC matchmaker Joe Silva at a Brazilian jiu-jitsu school.

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6. Frank Mir made his professional debut against Jerome Smith at HOOKnSHOOT: Showdown on July 14, 2001.

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7. Frank Mir won the bout by unanimous decision after two rounds.

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8. On November 2, 2001, at UFC 34: High Voltage, Frank Mir made his UFC debut against 6th degree BJJ black belt Roberto Traven.

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9. Frank Mir defeated Traven by armbar at 1:05 of round one, earning "Tapout of the Night" in the process.

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10. Frank Mir submitted Williams in 46 seconds with an inside shoulder lock that has since been named after himself.

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11. Frank Mir faced Ian Freeman in London, England, at UFC 38: Brawl at the Hall on July 13, 2002.

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12. On June 26, 2003, Frank Mir fought Wes Sims at UFC 43: Meltdown.

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13. On June 19, 2004, Frank Mir faced Tim Sylvia for the vacant UFC Heavyweight Championship at UFC 48: Payback.

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14. Frank Mir was taken to a nearby hospital where an x-ray showed that his arm was broken in four places, two in both the radius and ulna bones of his right forearm.

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15. On September 17, 2004, Frank Mir was knocked off his motorcycle by a car.

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16. An Interim Heavyweight Championship was created while Frank Mir recovered from surgery, which Andrei Arlovski won by defeating Tim Sylvia via first round submission.

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17. Frank Mir showed improved striking ability but was quickly stunned by a straight right from Vera, who then dropped him with knees from the Muay Thai clinch.

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18. Frank Mir was scheduled to fight kickboxer Antoni Hardonk at UFC Fight Night 9 on April 5, 2007, but had to drop out due to a shoulder injury.

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19. Frank Mir faced Hardonk at UFC 74 and won via kimura at 1:17 of the first round.

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20. Frank Mir fought his fellow Ultimate Fighter coach, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, at UFC 92 for the Interim UFC Heavyweight Championship.

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21. At UFC 100, Frank Mir was lively on his feet but proved unable to counter Lesnar's wrestling and positional dominance.

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22. Frank Mir took this opportunity to attempt a jumping right knee, which landed, but ultimately resulted in Lesnar securing another takedown.

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23. Two months prior to this fight, Frank Mir replaced his striking coach Ken Hahn with boxing trainer Jimmy Gifford.

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24. Frank Mir faced Shane Carwin for the UFC Interim Heavyweight Championship on March 27, 2010, at UFC 111.

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25. Frank Mir lost the fight via knockout at 3:48 of the first round.

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26. Frank Mir was expected to face Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira on September 25, 2010, at UFC 119 in a rematch of the Interim Championship bout which Mir won via TKO at UFC 92.

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27. Frank Mir faced former IFL Heavyweight Champion Roy Nelson on May 28, 2011, at UFC 130.

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28. Frank Mir landed several hard knees and elbows from the Muay Thai clinch throughout the bout but was unable to finish the durable Nelson.

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29. Frank Mir faced returning former UFC Heavyweight Champion Josh Barnett on August 31, 2013, at UFC 164.

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30. Frank Mir faced Todd Duffee at UFC Fight Night 71 on July 15, 2015.

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31. Frank Mir earned his second consecutive Performance of the Night bonus.

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32. Frank Mir faced Andrei Arlovski on September 5, 2015, at UFC 191.

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33. Frank Mir lost the back-and-forth fight via unanimous decision, although some, including UFC president Dana White, scored the fight in his favor.

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34. Frank Mir faced Mark Hunt on March 20, 2016, at UFC Fight Night 85 in Brisbane, Australia.

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35. Frank Mir faced Roy Nelson in a rematch of their 2011 UFC bout on October 25, 2019, in the main event of Bellator 231.

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36. On February 25, 2021, Frank Mir announced he would be making his professional boxing debut against former multi-time light heavyweight and cruiserweight boxing champion Antonio Tarver on April 17 on the undercard of Jake Paul vs Ben Askren.

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37. On November 27, 2021, Frank Mir faced Kubrat Pulev in the main event of a boxing vs MMA card promoted by Triller that featured other UFC veterans.

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38. Frank Mir was a color commentator for World Extreme Cagefighting until the 2010 WEC 47, when he was replaced by Stephan Bonnar.

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39. In June 2012, Frank Mir stated in an interview with The Chronicle-Journal that he wants to pursue commentary after he retires from fighting.

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40. Frank Mir was appointed in 2015 the color commentator for Absolute Championship Berkut.

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41. Frank Mir worked as a bouncer at the Spearmint Rhino in Las Vegas before entering the UFC and continued to work there as Director of Security while pursuing his UFC career.

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