Following months of inconclusive diagnosis and ailment speculation, Lesnar has experienced a miracle of a recovery. In what once was being labeled as a career ending injury, has now become a brief layoff with immediate intentions of getting back to business.
With an expected return by summertime, there is only one fight I want to see: Brock Lesnar vs. Frank Mir III
The bad blood between the two has been brewing since Brock’s first introduction into the UFC and has continued up to this day.
It has been no secret that former champion Frank Mir has his eyes set on a third match-up. Even during pre-fight interviews previous to his fight with Check Kongo, Mir was fixated on meeting Lesnar again. His entire focus seemed to be on Lesnar, with many even thinking Mir was looking past Kongo as an opponent. Well, a minute and thirteen seconds later cleared any predictions of whether he took his opponent lightly.
So with the announcement yesterday of Brock’s return, the possibility of facing Mir for a third time was presented to the former NCAA wrestling champion, Lesnar said, “Absolutely, You know what, I don’t think I beat him as bad as I could. So for me to get my hands on that stalker again, Frank Mir’s made it a mission of his life. Frank Mir’s a stalker. It’s been a while since I’ve had a stalker, but we’ll take care of that if we ever face him again. I’d be delighted to fight Frank again.”
With an interim title between Mir and Shane Carwin set for March, the winner will get the chance to take on Lesnar. If for some reason the winner of that match can’t be ready by Brock’s suspected return, the winner of the Cain Valasquez vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira willl step in.
“I’ll just sit back. I’ll sharpen my skills,” said Lesnar. “I’ll be prepared for either one of those guys (Carwin or Mir), or if it’s Nogueira or if it’s Velasquez, I know one thing all them guys are sh**ing their pants right now.”
And while the opponent makes no difference to Brock, as a fan, the hype train has already been set for a third showdown with Mir.
I think we will see the best and most determined Frank Mir against Carwin and while I have no doubt he poses a real threat to Mir, I am starting with an early prediction here and say Frank will win the fight. Since the beating he took at the hands of Lesnar back at UFC 100, Mir has looked every bit as impressive with one goal in mind, Brock Lesnar.
While nothing is set in stone as of yet, one thing is for sure, the champion is back.