UFC's Frank Mir 'not opposed to the idea' of pro wrestling career

May 26, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Frank Mir prepares to fight against Junior Dos Santos (not pictured) during the UFC 146 at the MGM Grand Garden event center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE

Brock Lesnar ditching his mixed martial arts (MMA) career for a return to his pro wrestling roots has had quite an effect on those he left behind with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), most notably Roy Nelson, who really wanted to fight Brock before he bailed, and Frank Mir, who fought and beat Brock before fighting and losing to Brock and really wanting to fight him again.

Once Lesnar showed up back with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), Nelson immediately started bringing up a move to the squared circle. He usually does so in jest but comes off like he would legitimately consider it.

Now, though, Mir has thrown his name into the ring. From a recent interview with the Chronicle Journal, he discussed options for after his fighting career is over:

"I like analyzing fights and I like doing color commentating," Mir said. "It's an opportunity I would take advantage of when I run into it. Hopefully it's something I can do full time."

A possible foray into professional wrestling isn't out of the question either. "Not opposed to the idea," Mir said. "I can't do a back flip or anything."

I'm fundamentally opposed to the idea that these fighters seem to believe they could just seamlessly transition between competing inside the Octagon to running the ropes and taking bumps in a pro wrestling ring. There's a lot more to it than being able to cut a good promo.

Speaking of which, Mir's ability on the microphone, while good for commentary, wouldn't really translate to big arena trash talk. Sitting in front of a camera and saying you want to submit someone is entirely different than telling a story to help hype a pay-per-view (PPV) that will play out in a match that has to make sense with the story you're telling.

This is all without mentioning Mir's complete lack of athletic ability. Lesnar is a freak who can move like he's 100 pounds lighter than he actually is while Mir is a heavy guy who lumbers and actually seems to move like he weighs more than he actually does. That's not to say a promotion couldn't find use for him -- of course they could. But he wouldn't be worth the money he would surely demand and the novelty would wear off faster than his first match.

Which would be a disaster.

Perhaps I'm being too hard on the guy and he could be a successful pro wrestler. Cagesiders, let's hear your thoughts on it. Could Frank Mir make it inside the ring?

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