Birth Name: Francisco Santos Mir III
Place of Birth: Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Date of Birth: May 24, 1979
*father – Cuban [Spanish]
*mother – English, Welsh
Frank Mir is an American mixed martial artist.
The word 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.” It is not clear if this Moroccan ancestry has been verified/documented.
Frank 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 five years.
Frank’s paternal grandparents likely were Francisco Santos Mir Ortega (the son of Luis Mir and Estrella Ortega) and Mendalia/Migdalia Arango Llanes (the daughter of Roberto Cesar Arango and Dulce Maria Llanes Garcia).