Getty Images reserves the right to pursue unauthorized users of this image or clip. If you violate our intellectual property you may be liable for: actual damages, loss of income, and profits you derive from the use of this image or clip, and, where appropriate, the costs of collection and/or statutory damages up to $150,000 (USD).
photo 1 of 13
MILWAUKEE, WI - AUGUST 29: Frank Mir (L) squares off against Josh Barnett (R) while UFC President Dana White stands in between during a UFC press conference at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on August 29, 2013 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
TRAINING: Just the usual blood, guts, and brutality of sparring.
When and why did you start training for fighting? Since my 18th birthday, with the goal of being a professional fighter. To fight no rules...
What ranks and titles have you held? Former UFC heavyweight champion, 10th King of Pancrase, No Gi BJJ World Champion 2009.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? A return to a conquered kingdom. To once and finally put the Octagon under the reign of my iron fists.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I went to college, but did not finish. I decided to wait until after fighting career ended.
What was your job before you started fighting? Sold guns
Favorite grappling technique: Catch wrestling, CSW
Favorite Striking technique: Thai Boxing