While they will never compete against one another inside the Octagon, we could witness Frank Mir vs. Jon Jones in a different arena.
Mir, talking with FloCombat while working the Abolsute Championship Berkut 50 event recently, stated he would be open to meeting Jones as part of Submission Underground. Recently, Jones defeated Dan Henderson at the grappling-only event.
“I was under the assumption that if you are serving a suspension then then you can’t compete anything,” Mir said. “Jon has a suspension from both an athletic commission and from the UFC and was able to go compete, that baffled me a little bit and I didn’t quite understand that, but I assumed all competition is all competition and that a competitive ban is a competitive ban.
“Jon and I are friends and stuff so to compete against him would be fun. I agree with the way Jon thinks. To go out there and try to go with a ‘Buchecha’ or a Vinny Magalhaes, right off the bat, that’s a lot for a guy who hasn’t specialized in that area.
Following his win over Henderson, Jones challenged Chael Sonnen to a January match. Sonnen accepted, but that card is set just days after his Bellator MMA debut vs. Tito Oritz.
Mir was given a suspension by the USADA for taking a banned substance prior to his fight with Mark Hunt.