Frank Mir: Lesnar’s Health Derailed His Octagon Success


Frank Mir’s biggest adversary in the octagon was Brock Lesnar. The lack of respect portrayed throughout their history is well-documented.

Frank Mir recently talked about his former rival with the NY Post. He explained what he believes Lesnar’s career could have been without his affliction with diverticulitis.


“Honestly, I think the guy got so ill, he just couldn’t handle it anymore. He had to leave or his quality of life wouldn’t have been normal.”

“We didn’t get to see the Brock I fought. Had he not been ill, things would have been different.”

After retiring from the UFC, Lesnar went back to his roots and joined the WWE. It is known that the UFC tried to have Lesnar back in the octagon to compete against legendary heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko in a massive card planned for display at the Dallas Cowboys Stadium. Due to conflicts with Fedor and the Passing of his father, he declined the fight. Lesnar then decided that he would stay retired from mixed martial arts.

Do you think this was the right move for Lesnar? Should he have returned to the Octagon for at least one more bout? Let us know in the comments!