Today Frank Mir gave an apology after an interview in which he stated that he hoped rival Brock Lesnar would be “the first person that dies due to octagon-related injuries.”
In today’s UFC.com press release, Dana White said that he was “disappointed” in Mir and “he won’t be saying anything like that again.”
Frank Mir stated today in his apology;
“I would like to apologize to Brock Lesnar, his family, the UFC and UFC fans for the stupid remarks,” Mir stated. “I respect Brock, all the other fighters, and the sport of mixed martial arts. I’m sorry that I stepped out of line.”
Dana White then continued on to say;
“Frank’s been with the UFC a long time, he’s a two-time heavyweight champion and a commentator for the WEC,” White stated. “I think his emotions are running high right now, he has a big fight coming up next month, and he’s still upset about his loss to Lesnar. He’s been talked to, he regrets what he said, and he won’t be saying anything like that again.”
Frank Mir is due to fight in UFC 111 on March 27th against Shane Carwin for the interim heavyweight title.