May mayhem: UFC sets date for Lesnar-Mir rematch in Vegas
The Ultimate Fighting Championship on Monday officially announced a heavyweight title unification bout between current champion
"Brock Lesnar and Frank Mir put on one of the most intense one round fights I've ever seen at UFC 81," said UFC President
With a professional record of just 3-1, many have doubted Lesnar's place in the UFC championship picture. He defeated
"I'm delighted to have a rematch against Frank Mir," said Lesnar, the 2000 NCAA Division I National Champion in wrestling. "I can't wait to get my revenge and finish this fight on the ground the way it should have been finished last time."
Despite his impressive TKO of
"Brock Lesnar has been calling for a rematch with me ever since I beat him the first time," said Mir. "All I can say to Brock is be careful what you wish for because I'm a better, smarter, stronger and faster fighter than I was the last time. He won't be able to push me around like he's done smaller opponents, and I'm looking forward to becoming undisputed champion again."
Though the promotion has yet to announce any other bouts for UFC 98, former welterweight champions
-Frank Mir vs. Brock Lesnar