Frank Mir made headlines in an interview with WXDX-FM Mir stated that he wanted Lesnar “to be the first person that dies due to Octagon-related injuries.”
Dana White, UFC President, issued a statement about the incident on UFC.com:
I was disappointed by Frank Mir’s comments… Frank’s been with the UFC a long time, he’s a two-time heavyweight champion and a commentator for the WEC. I think his emotions are running high right now, he has a big fight coming up next month and he’s still upset about his loss to Lesnar. He’s been talked to, he regrets what he said, and he won’t be saying anything like that again.”
The statement included an apology from Mir to Lesnar:
I would like to apologize to Brock Lesnar, his family, the UFC and the UFC fans for my stupid remarks… I respect Brock, all the other fighters, and the sport of mixed martial arts. I’m sorry that I stepped out of line.