Mir On Hunt’s KO Punch: “By Far The Hardest Punch I’ve Ever Received In My Career”

Frank Mir accepts the fact that his fight against Mark Hunt at UFC Fight Night 85 in Brisbane, Australia was stopped when it was.

The former UFC Heavyweight Champion said the following on the Phone Booth Fighting podcast when talking about whether or not referee Marc Goddard made the right call to stop the fight when Mir was floored by the big shot from Hunt, which ended up being the heavyweight slugger’s latest “walk off knockout.”

“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.”

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