Frank Mir Had To Apologise To Brock Lesnar After He Crossed The Line With Death Comments
Frank Mir had to apologise to Brock Lesnar after he stepped out of line when he wished death on his UFC rival.
Mir launched a verbal tirade at Lesnar during an explosive interview following their UFC 100 clash as he stoked their intense rivalry.
He said he wanted Lesnar to be "the first person that dies due to octagon-related injuries."
Speaking to WXDX-FM, he exclaimed: "I want to fight Brock Lesnar. I hate who he is as a person. I want to break his neck in the ring. I want him to be the first person that dies to Octagon-related injuries."
The disturbing comments caused an instant condemnation from the MMA community with the heavyweight fighter issuing an apology to Lesnar.
"I would like to apologize to Brock Lesnar, his family, the UFC and UFC fans for the stupid remarks," he stated.
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"I respect Brock, all the other fighters, and the sport of mixed martial arts. I'm sorry that I stepped out of line."
UFC president Dana White pulled no punches during a scathing rant as he branded Mir a "f**king idiot."
He said: "Frank Mir is a f**king idiot! I have never heard something so unprofessional and idiotic in my life.
"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."
A third fight between Mir and Lesnar never came to fruition, but their two-fight saga remains one of the most fierce rivalries in UFC history.