Frank Mir Net Worth

February 27, 2023
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Francisco Santos Mir III was born on the 24th May 1979, in Las Vegas, Nevada USA, and is a mixed martial artist, a former heavyweight champion of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Frank Mir has been accumulating his net worth being active in professional sport since 2001.

So just how rich is the sportsman? Authoritative sources estimate that the net worth of Frank Mir is as much as $10 million, as of late 2017, accumulated largely from his fighting career active since 2001.


Frank Mir Net Worth $10 Million


To begin with, Mir’s Cuban-born father had Russian and Moroccan heritage, and trained the young Frank in various fighting techniques. He was educated at Bonanza High School, where he lost his first nine wrestling matches, but lost just one of 45 in his senior year, and won the Nevada State championship. He also played American Football, and set a school discus-throwing record which still stands.

Frank debuted in MMA in 2001, later joining the American organization UFC, and winning his first four matches, before suffering his first professional defeat in 2002, during UFC 38 in the fight with Englishman Ian Freeman. During UFC 48, Frank Mir and Tim Sylvia met for the vacant UFC heavyweight titles, with the judge stopping the fight after 50 seconds of the first round when Mir visibly broke Silva’s arm. His net worth was improving.

Just a few months after he won the title,  Mir was involved in a motorcycle accident in which all the ligaments in his knee were torn. He had to undergo several operations, and was unable to defend his title, so an interim title was created, which was won by Andrei Arlovski beating Tim Sylvia. After 14 months it became clear that Mir was still unfit, so he was deprived of the title. Mir eventually returned to the UFC almost two years after the accident. During UFC 57, he went towards who was. Mir lost in the first round (technical knockout) to total unknown Márcio Cruz, which was considered very surprising. His next fight was against Dan Christison during UFC 61, which he won after three rounds, on points. Mir then met Brandon Vera during UFC 65 in which he convincingly lost. Mir was originally set up to meet Antoni Hardonk under UFC Fight Night 9, but had to withdraw because of a shoulder injury. The game was moved to UFC 74, and Mir won the match in the first round. Later, Mir met Brock Lesnar during UFC 81; the battle was over by 1:30 minutes with victory celebrated by Mir – his net worth continued to improve.

After the victory Mir got the chance to be one of two coaches on the TV series “The Ultimate Fighter”. Moreover, he won against Cheick Kongo in UFC 107 (2009), Mirko Filipović in UFC 119 (2010), Roy Nelson in UFC 130 (2011) and Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira in UFC 140 (2011). However, from 2012 to 2013, he didn’t win any of his fights, and in his last fight in 2016, in Brisbane, Australia, Frank lost to Mark Hunt by knockout, and so retired with an 18-11 record. He was subsequently inducted into the Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame later that year.

In addition to fighting, Mir has also worked as a color commentator and analyst in the mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion “World Extreme Cagefighting” (WEC).

Finally, in the personal life of the professional fighter, he has been married to Jennifer since 2004, and they have three children. Frank has also adopted a son from his wife’s previous relationship. The family still resides in Las Vegas.

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