Despite his recent loss to Shane Carwin it appears that Frank Mir still has the appetite for top level competition.

In a new interview with MMA:30’s Dave Farra the former champion weighed up the merits of fighting current middleweight champion Anderson Silva if he should move up to heavyweight.

“I think there’s a lot of heavyweights who would probably turn that fight down because in their eyes it would be everything that they had to lose to a guy who’s smaller than them. I don’t really look at it that way. I look at as, man I get to go in there and exchange punches with one of the best strikers in the world, pound-for-pound, and try to get a hold of somebody who other people just can’t catch. He seems to be like the Michael Jordan of our sport. I’d love to go in their and fight him.”

Watch Mir’s full interview below which also includes discussion on his fight with Carwin and what he’s been doing since the fight.