Frank Mir wants retirement fight on card headlined by daughter Bella


Frank Mir wishes for his final fight card to be a family affair.

The former UFC heavyweight champion announced on the Fight Night Flashbacks podcast that he has plans to book a retirement bout in 2023, specifically that it take place on an event headlined by his daughter Bella, an undefeated MMA fighter.

“Next Year I will fight again, because I really want to fight on the same card as Bella. She can be the headliner of this card. I can also open it .”

Mir, 43, most recently competed for Bellator in October 2019, defeating Roy Nelson by unanimous decision to score a second career victory over “Big Country.” Bella has impressed in three pro bouts and is coming off back-to-back first-round submission victories. In her most recent outing this past June, the 19-year-old submitted Jessica Link via armbar and declared that she hopes to become a “a bigger icon” than her father, who has competed professionally since 2001.

Dad doesn’t think “Lady” is a bad idea. He even compared her to Bo Nickal (a UFC fighter who was widely regarded as an unbeatable candidate to win championship gold).

” How many times will [a father and daughter fighting on the same card] happen in history?” Mir stated. Bella is the UFC champion, regardless of whether lightning strikes or she gets into a car accident. It’s a no-brainer. It’s like me when I look at Bo Nickal.”