“I Was Afraid to Have a Son”: UFC Legend Frank Mir Gets Emotional After Realizing His Fears About Son Kage Mir Were “Misplaced”

Published 02/24/2023, 9:00 AM EST

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The UFC world knows Frank Mir as one of the most successful MMA fighters. The former UFC champion won some impressive contests, mostly throughout the course of his sixteen-year career in the promotion. His fighting career was nothing more than an up-and-down roller coaster. He did, however, hold the title of heavyweight champion in the promotion twice. The 43-year-old also owns the record for the most submission victories and finishes. As he became the first person to knockout Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, his strikes turned into the biggest terror for MMA fighters.

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The MMA star was recently spotted competing in Bellator MMA’s heavyweight class. Nonetheless, when the world finds him as one of the greatest fighters, Mir, on the other hand, loves to be known as a great dad before anything.

Frank Mir having his proud father moment

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The former heavyweight champion recently took to his Instagram account to share a heartwarming message about being so proud of his son’s achievements. Frank Mir expressed his sheer happiness at seeing his son, Kage Mir, following in his footsteps. Furthermore, Kage Mir has already achieved quite a lot as a 17-year-old wrestler.

 

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Frank Mir posted a photo of Kage Mir standing victorious after a wrestling match. It is clear that he knocked out his opponent so hard that he lost his footing and fell down. Under the photo, the champion wrote;I was afraid to have a son. I was afraid that he would never escape my shadow. My fears couldn’t have been more misplaced. I now see I’ll be happily living in your shadow that is only beginning

Kage Mir, following in the footsteps of his dad

Frank Mir has three kids with his longtime wife, Jennifer Fir. Kage Mir is the middle child, Isabella Mir is the eldest one, and Ronin Mir is the youngest son. Both Isabella Mir and Kage Mir took their father, Frank Mir, as their role model and have already started achieving big things in the sport. According to the Ecelebrity Mirror, Kage Mir is already a budding footballer and wrestler. The young athlete has won the U14 National Championship as a part of the Vegas Strong Football team.

It is unknown to many that his father, Frank Mir, too, first tried his hand at football before making it big as a wrestler. Frank Mir’s Instagram posts have revealed his son’s love for wrestling and bodybuilding from a very young age.

 

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The former heavyweight champion always makes sure that he shares the victories of his son through Instagram. A few years back, Mir posted a photo of Kage Mir, where he was seen wearing the championship ring. Furthermore, through Instagram, both father and son shared the happy news that Kage Mir won the state championship in June 2022.

The fans will have to wait longer to find out if the 17-year-old teenager will make it to the UFC octagon.

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