Frank Mir is a famous mixed martial artist from America who competed in the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) for more than 16 years. He holds the record for the most number of fights, submission, and victories in the entire history of the UFC. To know more about the net worth of Frank Mir in 2018, read the following article.
Early Life & Biography:
Frank Mir was born on May 24, 1979, in Las Vegas, Nevada. His father was a wrestler of Moroccan and Russian descent, who played an essential role in his initial wresting career. Mir started learning American Kenpo as a child, and later he earned his black belt as a teenager. He went to the Bonanza High School where he was the part of the school’s wrestling team.
In his junior year, Mir lost his first nine matches. However, during his senior year, he won the state wrestling championship. While Mir was in school, he also excelled in other sports including football, track, and field and discuss throw. He still holds the Sunset Regional discuss throw record of 54.20 meters.
Mir married his wife Jennifer in the year 2004. The couple has three children together including a son from his wife’s previous relationship.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Frank Mir made his debut in professional mixed martial arts in the year 2001 against Jerome Smith at the HOOKnSHOOT: Showdown promotion. He won the match via unanimous decision just after two rounds.
In the same year, Mir made his UFC debut against Roberto Traven who was a 6th degree BJJ black belt. He won the match by armbar in the first round. In his next game against Pete Williams, he made him submit in under 46 seconds. Later he defeated many famous UFC fighters including Ian Freeman, Tank Abbott, Tim Sylvia, Dan Christison and many more.
On Feb 2008, Mir defeated former WWE wrestler Brock Lesnar via tap out which earned him the “Submission of the Night honours”. However, he lost the UFC heavyweight championship match against Brock Lesnar in 2009. Mir is also the first mixed martial artist to knock out and submit former UFC champion Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira which earned him the “Submission of the Year Award”.
He also holds the record of most fights in UFC Heavyweight division, Fastest submission in UFC Heavyweight division and Most first-round finishes in UFC history. In 2008, Mir was awarded the Comeback Fighter of the Year Award by the ESPN network.
Net Worth & Earnings
Frank Mir has an estimated net worth of more than $10 million. This huge wealth is the result of his successful career as a mixed martial artist. In 2017, Mir signed a multi-million deal with the mixed martial arts promotion, Bellator MMA.
In his illustrious career, he has won many championships including the UFC Heavyweight Championship, Pan American Championships, NAGA Absolute Division Championship, Nevada State Wrestling Championship and many more. He has also worked as a color commentator for the World Extreme Cagefighting and Absolute Championship Berkut.
Frank Mir is considered as one of the greatest wrestlers and mixed martial artist in the world. He holds the record of the longest uninterrupted tenure of any fighter in the history of Ultimate Fighting Championship.