Frank Mir Agrees With Stoppage In Loss To Mark Hunt, Not Considering Retirement

On a new episode of his Phone Booth Fighting podcast, Frank Mir reacts to his loss against Mark Hunt at UFC Fight Night 85, and explains why he’s not thinking about retirement:

“Yes, it was a good stoppage. My lights were on, but I had no bearings on where anything was coming from. So the effectiveness of me being able to defend myself was very low at that point… It shows you show disorientated I was by the shot – the guy fully dressed was the one who caught my attention. It could have been bad [if the fight continued]. I see the reason for stopping it. At that point, intelligently defending myself, it would have been a scramble to find out where Mark was coming from… By far the hardest punch I’ve ever received in my career. Immediately, I felt like I was under water. The lights were on, but for a good 10 to 15 seconds the room spun… I didn’t have anything to prove to begin with to anybody else. I didn’t start out doing this because I wanted to win awards or titles. I like martial arts, I like training, I like the lifestyle. I want to constantly get better. Why not just keep fighting? Until I get told that I can’t anymore, then I’ll move on.”

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