UFC star Frank Mir will take part in a town hall Wednesday with hundreds of local high school students.
More than 200 students will participate in the annual Ward 5 Teen Town Hall from 10 to 11 a.m. in Las Vegas City Hall Council Chambers, 400 Stewart Ave. Teens from Rancho, Canyon Springs, Western and Mojave High Schools will discuss a variety of topics, including the issue of bullying, building confidence and having self discipline.
Mir was born and raised in Las Vegas, and currently lives here with his family. At 4 years old, he started studying martial arts, and went on to obtain his Black Belt in Kenpo Karate as a teenager. He excelled in wrestling at Bonanza High School and won the Nevada State High School Wrestling Championships in the heavyweight division.
After graduating from high school, he started studying Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and now holds the Black Belt. In recent years he has also become an accomplished Muay Thai kickboxer.