Frank Mir had always been the daredevil, the one who would pass people on the road doing 120 miles per hour, the unbreakable UFC heavyweight champion. But on that day, he was doing the right thing – riding his motorcycle, coasting really, alongside his younger brother, Robert. Fate met him at the intersection of West Sahara Avenue and South Grand Canyon Drive.
FIGHT! is digging into the archives to celebrate UFC 100. Read the rest of Mike Chiappetta’s December 2007 profile of UFC interim heavyweight champion Frank Mir and go here to see more photos of Mir. The two-time champ will face fellow champion Brock Lesnar in a title-unifying bout at UFC 100 on July 11.