His last five years in the Octagon were a total crapfest, but prior to that, Frank Mir was an elite heavyweight badass and champ. And now he’ll be earning his paychecks under the Bellator banner – which, given how shallow their heavyweight division is, is probably for the for all parties (including the fans).
MMAFighting has the scoop.
Another familiar face is headed to Bellator.
Frank Mir has agreed to terms with the promotion, MMA Fighting has learned. Bellator is expected to officially announce his signing in the coming days.
Last month, Mir, 38, was granted his release from the UFC.
Following his March 2016 loss to Mark Hunt in Australia, Mir tested positive for oral turinabol metabolites in a United States Anti-Doping Agency drug test. As a result, Mir, who maintains his innocence, is serving a two-year suspension that expires in April 2018. He is not expected to fight for Bellator before then.