Dana White, UFC President, today made a public statement following the remarks Frank Mir made to a member of the media regarding UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar. In an interview with WXDX-FM Mir stated that he wanted Lesnar “to be the first person that dies due to Octagon-related injuries.”
“I was disappointed by Frank Mir’s comments,” said White. “Frank’s been with the UFC a long time, he’s a two-time heavyweight champion and a commentator for the WEC. 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.”
“I would like to apologize to Brock Lesnar, his family, the UFC and the UFC fans for my stupid remarks,” said Mir. “I respect Brock, all the other fighters, and the sport of mixed martial arts. I’m sorry that I stepped out of line.”
Doing nothing wasn’t an option – in the event that anything, even unintentional, resembling Frank’s comments were to happen during the fight. I’m glad both that Frank manned up and apologized and that I get to see my boy Shane put a hole in his face while simultaneously proving Rodriguez wro… oh wait, y’all wouldn’t know about that yet… forget I said anything.
I’m glad I didn’t come right out and say ‘fuck Frank Mir’ when he said these stupid, indefensible things. Yay for being patient!