Frank Mir considered retirement after loss to Overeem

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship or the UFC Heavyweight champion Frank Mir is not someone who takes any decision lightly, so when it emerged that he considered quitting the sport after his loss to Alistair Overeem, it doesn’t seem an exaggeration.

According to reports, following his unanimous decision loss at the hands of the Dutchman, Mir gave himself plenty of time to introspect before he decided to return to fighting in the end.

Mir, who suffered his fourth straight defeat during the loss to Overeem, said during a television show that retirement was on his mind for some time. He said that he thought about it, considering that if he didn’t get to have a proper off season and couldn’t get his fitness up to an optimum level, he would have hung up his gloves.

He said that he didn’t want to end up in a position where he would enter into a match and keep getting worse and worse with his performance, adding that the fans pay to watch something better and he knew if he couldn’t give them that, he didn’t need to be a fighter anymore.

Frank Mir considers being able to perform at an optimum level is something that keeps a fighter fresh and if he can’t do that, and then there is no reason to waste neither the audience nor his family’s time.

He said that during his time off, he spoke to some of his close friends and family members and the consensus was that he should continue.

According to Frank Mir, it is important to take as much as possible from those around because in the end, they are the ones who will be sticking around and not anyone else and it can be said that he didn’t take the decision lightly at all.