Frank Mir won by knockout against Antonio Silva in a bout that helped secure a unique record in the sport. He took an extended time away from the sport to reinvent himself, and it has payed off for the former two-time UFC champion.
"I think I now have the formula to push forward," Frank Mir said in Brazil. "So whoever I face next, whether he has the belt or not, I think he should be worried."
The huge victory got him back on track after being win-less in the past 4 years. While he says he's open to the UFC's suggestions, he is now looking towards a couple of trilogies.
"I think (Lesnar) would be a huge big fight. I think it's something that can catapult my name even higher up. I think the rubber match between the two of us should be a fantastic fight," Mir said following the contest. "To keep that anywhere near in the works, I had to win this fight. I really just kept it in the back of my mind."
"I really need to win this so I can keep my job, or my wife is not going to let me go to the gym anymore! It's not going to pay the bills and I will have to take a 9-to-5," he laughed.
"If Brock Lesnar wanted to come back, I'll welcome him back," he said. "I don't think he likes getting punched very much, and I'm looking like I'm learning to punch pretty hard."
He also brought up a possible rematch against Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira who he has already beat twice in 2011 and 2008.
"The one thing that I stick to and have spoken to (the UFC) about if they want me to fight in Brazil again -- I have a lot of respect for Nogueira, I've always extended him that respect. If he really only has one fight left and he wants to retire facing me, I would be more than happy to give him that."
"I think that would be a great fight, and it would be a reason for him to be watched again," he said. "The guy is a phenomenal warrior, and that's a guy I used to mimic and watch when I was young, so that's on the table too."
"Whoever they give me. Really, everyday it's just a fight with me. If I come in at 100% and I feel good like I did tonight, I wouldn't bet on anybody across from me."