Sherdog.com talks to former UFC Heavyweight Champ Frank Mir about his desire to have a rubber match with current heavyweight champ Brock Lesnar who is now on the shelf and could be out for a long time:
Despite their volatile history with one another, Mir seems genuinely concerned for the hulking Minnesotan’s well-being.
“He’s a pretty tough guy,” Mir said. “If anybody can get through it, it has to be him. I want him to be able to be there for his kids. Do I still want to go in there and rip his arm off? Absolutely.”
With Lesnar on the sidelines indefinitely, talk has inevitably turned to the creation of potential interim title fights. Mir, who was interim champion between December 2008 and July 2009, thinks the UFC would do well to steer clear of such scenarios.
“I hate interim titles,” Mir said. “I think it’s stupid. It’s retarded. It’s confusing to fans. Let [Lesnar] keep the belt [until he can fight again], or go ahead and put it away. Either he can defend it, or he can’t. If he can’t defend it in a year, strip him of the title. I’ve lived on both sides of it. If we can avoid it, let’s avoid it.”