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Former Heavyweight Champ Frank Mir granted release from UFC

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UFC Heavyweight legend Frank Mir has been granted his released from the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The release was mutual.

Mir requested his release after vehemently denying a failed in competition drug test that was taken on the day of his fight with Mark Hunt back at UFC Fight Night 85. Mir was given a 2 year suspension per USADA that will be up next April. Mir made the announcement via his PhoneBoothFighting podcast earlier today.

Mir talked about the possibility of fighting for ACB (where he currently does commentary), Bellator and Rizin in the near future but is not interested in an exclusivity deals unless he’s up for a title shot. The former champ also mentioned interest in a potential fight with Fedor and/or a rubber match with Brock Lesnar. His second fight with Lesnar headlined the landmark UFC 100 event and did 1.6 million PPV buys, a record that was recently tied by UFC 196 ‘McGregor vs. Diaz’ and broken by UFC 202 ‘Diaz vs. McGregor 2’.

Mir holds the following UFC heavyweight records upon his release:
Most Bouts: 27
Most Wins: 16
Most Finishes: 13
First Round Finishes: 10
Most Submission: 8

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