Frank Mir Would Likely Retire If Released By The UFC

Frank Mir will face Alistair Overeem at UFC 169 on Superbowl Weekend in what could be a loser leaves town match up and according to Mir, although he doesn’t want to retire, if released by the UFC he would likely find himself on the road to retirement.

He told Ariel Helwani about it this week on The MMA Hour:

“As far as the UFC wanted to release us, I’ve heard the same thing that Dana said absolutely, I find it hard to believe that they’re going to let Alistair to be picked up by another organization,” said Mir. “I still think he could sell a ton of tickets. Myself? I keep my opinion to myself on me. I guess I would have to see what I’m selling afterwards.”

“Obviously I have no real desire to fight for another organization, so if I were to be let go that would be a huge step in the form of retirement,” said Mir.