February 23, 2010
Frank Mir opened a can of worms with his comments about wanting to break Brock Lesnar's neck. He also said he wanted Lesnar to be first death in the Octagon. His boss Dana White reacted in his typical short, sweet and explosive fashion.
"Mir is a [expletive] idiot! I have never heard something so unprofessional and idiotic in my life," White told Carmichael Dave of KHTK in Sacramento.
I know what you're thinking. White doesn't exactly have a clean slate when it comes to offending people. You'll remember last April, he got in some hot water for a rant that was deemed by some to be homophobic and sexist.
UPDATE: Here we go! In this day and age of ridiculous and unnecessary apologies it sounds like Mir is about to fall in line. Dave spoke with Mir's wife Jennifer, who made these comments.
"Frank will be making a statement this afternoon from the UFC headquarters. Frank is disturbed by the reaction to his comments regarding Brock Lesnar. Frank is a warrior and an ambassador for this sport. After his statement, he will not be speaking about Brock again, and will choose to instead focus on his next opponent, Shane Carwin."
Read Dave's reaction to this fiasco on the KHTK website.
UPDATE II: The apology is here at UFC.com.
"I was disappointed by Frank Mir’s comments. Frank’s been with the UFC a long time, he’s a two-time heavyweight champion and a commentator for the WEC. I think his emotions are running high right now, he has a big fight coming up next month and he’s still upset about his loss to Lesnar. He’s been talked to, he regrets what he said, and he won’t be saying anything like that again."
"I would like to apologize to Brock Lesnar, his family, the UFC and the UFC fans for my stupid remarks. I respect Brock, all the other fighters, and the sport of mixed martial arts. I’m sorry that I stepped out of line."
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