Frank Mir To Make A Pro Wrestling Debut On WrestleMania weekend
The relationship between MMA and Wrestling is much deeper and older. Brock Lesnar, Ken Shamrock, Sakuraba, Bobby Lashley, Alberto Del Rio, Masakatsu Funaki, Minoru Suzuki, and David Bautista all were pro wrestlers before they dive into MMA to test their luck. It’s apparent that they all hone their skills either in amateur wrestling or trained at catch wrestling before stepping their feet inside the cage or ring.
Now, this relationship just got closer as former UFC heavyweight champ Josh Barnett announced on Friday that a former UFC heavyweight champion and current Bellator fighter Frank Mir would make his professional wrestling debut at his Bloodsport event, where MMA and Pro Wrestling world meet which takes place at White Eagle Hall in Jersey City, N.J on April 4.
“Just when you thought me and @GCWrestling_ couldn’t surprise you…
We bring FRANK MIR to the ring.
@thefrankmir is coming to Josh Barnett’s: Bloodsport.
Don’t miss you chance to see it live!”
Just when you thought me and @GCWrestling_ couldn't surprise you…
We bring FRANK MIR to the ring.@thefrankmir is coming to Josh Barnett's: Bloodsport.
— 𝕿𝖍𝖊 𝖂𝖆𝖗𝖒𝖆𝖘𝖙𝖊𝖗 (@JoshLBarnett) January 11, 2019
To remind you WrestleMania 35 will also go down just a few days later on April 7th in the same week.
The past three years have been rough for Frank Mir as he left the UFC back in 2015 on a two-fight skid and joined Bellator in 2018 where he’s is 0-2.
Mir, 39 freshly coming off a second-round submission loss to Javy Ayala at Bellator 212 in Hawaii last month. Before taking this fight, Frank Mir admits his fighting days soon coming to an end, and Ayala’s showdown will help him make this decision. At the moment there is no official announcement from the former two times UFC heavyweight champion, but it seems like he’s moving up to new things with a recent gig of pro wrestling.