The former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir has been thinking about possibly moving down to the light heavyweight division. He recently told media that he feels that he may be in the wrong division and wouldn’t mind testing the waters in the 205-pound weight class.
After Mir lost to Brock Lesnar by brutal TKO at UFC 100, Mir promised himself and the world that he would come back stronger than ever. His only goal was to work even harder in order to get his rematch fight against Lesnar. He made a huge statement in his next fight by submitting Cheick Kongo in the first round at UFC 107. He later faced undefeated Shane Carwin, but lost to him via KO at UFC 111. Unfortunately, his loss to Carwin prevented him from acquiring his opportunity to face Lesnar for a third time.
Should Mir continue his run in the heavyweight division in hopes to someday collide with his ultimate rival Brock Lesnar? Or should he step down to the light heavyweight division and give it a shot?
Nothing is official yet, but here’s what Frank Mir had to say:
“Right now I have a couple months off, so I’ve actually been toying with the idea of maybe going down a weight class. Since I don’t have a fight for a couple months, I’ve just been watching what I eat and see how my body without trying to put size on; what my natural weight will fall now at now since I have lifted a lot lately to add size. I’m kind of curious where I think I would fall at. Because some of the guys I train with that are light heavyweight, bone structures are the same. Sometimes I stand next to Forrest (Griffin) and I think I’m in the wrong weight class.”