Francisco Santos Mir III
Las Vegas, Nevada
May 24, 1979
What Race or Ethnicity?:
Moroccan, Russian, Cuban
The American mixed martial artist is of Moroccan, Russian and Cuban descent with his real name being Francisco. The surname Mir means peace in Russian.
He stated in an article; “My name is Mir and my father came from Cuba and my ancestors from Morocco,”
Mir began training MMA as a child, learning Kenpo karate and wrestling and then moving on to BJJ and boxing. He is said to have earned his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt in only 5 years.
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