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Frank Mir wants to retire on fight card with daughter Bella headlining

Former two-time UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir has an idea for how he would like his official retirement fight to go down.

In speaking with fellow former UFC heavyweight fighter Brandon Schaub on the Fight Night Flashbacks podcast, Mir said he would like to compete on a fight card headlined by his daughter, Bella Mir.

Frank Mir, now 43-year-old, holds a professional mixed martial arts record of 19-13, while his 19-year-old daughter Bella is undefeated at 3-0.

“I’m trying to heal up a lot of my injuries and stuff and take this seriously. Next year, I’m gonna go and fight again because I actually want to fight once on the same card with Bella as my last fight,” Mir told Schaub.

“She can headline the card — I can open it … How many times is that going to happen in history?”

Frank Mir holds the record for the most finishes and the most submission victories in UFC Heavyweight history. He possessed the longest uninterrupted tenure of any fighter in UFC history, competing for the company from 2001 to 2016.  His last pro MMA win came at Bellator 231, a unanimous decision victory over Roy Nelson in October 2019.   Mir then on the losing side of a decision against Steve Cunningham in a boxing bout, followed by a knockout in a custom rules match against Kubrat Pulev in November 2021.

Bella, also known as “Lady Mir,” has two first-round submission wins and a decision to her credit.

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