The Ultimate Fighting Championship, along with former UFC champion Frank Mir, have recently released a statement in an attempt to clean up a mess created by the often outspoken heavyweight during a recent radio appearance.
“A lot of individuals are so worried about being politically correct,” Mir said in an interview on WXDX radio. “I’d rather go ahead and say what’s on my mind than to sit there and come up with some PC, ‘Oh, the guy is a great fighter and I have a lot of respect for him’. If I don’t mean it, why is it even coming out of my mouth? I want to fight 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 due to Octagon-related injuries. That’s what’s going through my mind.”
The aftershock felt from those recent comments were more than enough to force a recent reaction fromm the UFC brass.
“I was disappointed by Frank Mir’s comments,” said UFC President Dana White in the recent statement released from the UFC. “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.”
Mir apologized to every one imaginable for the recent comments in the release from the UFC.
“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.”