In Hindsight, Frank Mir Says He Could Have Fought May 23rd

Frank Mir, who pulled out of a scheduled May 23rd Heavyweight Title unification match with Brock Lesnar, tells MMA Fanhouse that he could have made the May bout, in top shape.

The upcoming UFC heavyweight title unification fight between Frank Mir and Brock Lesnar was pushed back from UFC 98 on May 23 to UFC 100 on July 11 to give Mir time to recover from arthroscopic knee surgery. But Mir now says that his recovery is going so well that he would have been ready to fight Lesnar at UFC 98 after all.

“The way my leg feels now, in hindsight I could have made May 23,” Mir said Saturday at an appearance in Chicago to promote Sunday night's World Extreme Cagefighting event. “In fact, I'm on schedule to be in top shape at that time.”

That will come as disappointing news to some UFC fans who had hoped to see Lesnar vs. Mir at UFC 98, but as it turned out, Lesnar vs. Mir is probably the perfect main event for UFC 100, which is being promoted as the biggest event in the history of mixed martial arts.

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