Bella Mir, the daughter of former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir, has provided an update on her combat sports career.
Due to her father’s success, ‘Lady’ Mir has high expectations as a fighter. At nineteen years old, she has begun reaching those expectations by winning three professional MMA fights, securing the first UFC NIL deal as a collegiate wrestler, becoming an IBJJF American national champion, and recently making the USA Wrestling’s junior freestyle team.
During an interview with TMZ Sports, Mir had this to say about fighting in the UFC one day and what’s next for her career:
“Obviously the end game is to fight and be in the UFC. I’ll retire with completely everything being in the UFC and fighting. I do think about my future a lot, but right now I’m actually in a predicament because in the summer I was supposed to fight twice, one in June and one in August, but now my summer plans have changed a little bit because I made the world [wrestling] team.”
Mir made her professional MMA debut in October 2020, defeating Danielle Wynn by a unanimous decision. Since then, the University of Iowa wrestler has secured back-to-back first-round submissions, with her latest being in June 2022. Before fully committing to MMA, the 19-year-old plans to continue pursuing her wrestling dreams.
Bella Mir plans to compete in the Olympics
Bella Mir has already made a name for herself in the wrestling community. After competing on the USA Wrestling’s Junior World team, the University of Iowa wrestler plans to pursue her dreams of becoming an Olympian. During the same interview with TMZ Sports, ‘Lady’ Mir had this to say:
“I think every girl’s dream in wrestling is to go to the Olympics, go to worlds, top two dreams. That’s always been a dream of mine, being an Olympian, that’s one of a kind, less than one percent of athletes are Olympians. Of course, that’s something that I think about all the time, winning this weekend gets me a step closer to that.”
The 2024 Summer Olympics will take place in Paris, France, between July and August. It’ll be intriguing to see if Mir can continue establishing herself as the most talked about women’s MMA prospect by becoming an Olympian.