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Default UFC Quick Quote: Frank Mir poses the biggest threat to Cain Velasquez

I have ALWAYS been a Mir fan.. I like the guy.. speaks his mind.. no grey areas.. he apologized for the Brock dying in the cage comment..(I thought that the remoark was WAY over the top)... he always tried to deliver a good fight for the fans (with the exception of the CroCop fight)...

My only issue with Frank is that he has this GREAT ground game... but we don't see it that often.. he likes to work his hands.... he almost reminds me of Jorge Gurgel in that case...

What do you think??? Beating Roy earns him a #2 slot?? If Roy beats Frank.. does that move him to #2?

http://www.mmamania.com/2011/5/20/21...cain-velasquez

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"Right now in the UFC I believe I would give him the best fight right now and that’s not taking anything away from him as I feel he is the best fighter in the world right now. I would really be hard-pressed to defeat him, the only reason I pose a bigger threat than some of the other guys is because we really don’t know how well he defends submissions. I think it would take someone who could keep him down for awhile and test how he fights off of his back. Obviously his wrestling is extraordinary as evidenced in his fight against Brock, but who knows how well he would do if he were put in a dangerous spot with a good submission artist. His striking is good, but he does throw short punches which got him in trouble with Cheick Kongo, but unfortunately for Kongo he could not stay on his feet. I think Carwin would be a good match-up for him as well. He punches hard enough to keep his opponents honest and is difficult to put down. Carwin would probably have a good chance at stuffing Cain’s shot, but we really don’t know how well Carwin fights off his back either."
Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir believes he can give division kingpin Cain Velasquez "the best fight right now" as he heads into UFC 130 on May 28 to try and prove he still belongs in the upper echelon of Zuffa heavyweights. The best argument he can make is stopping Roy Nelson a week from Saturday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, but does whooping "Big Country" get him a shot at the belt? Or the loser of Shane Carwin vs. Junior dos Santos? And do you agree with his assessment of Velasquez? Mir tells Bryan Levick that Cain has yet to demonstrate how well he "fights off his back" -- but who amongst the 265-pounders is good enough to keep him there?
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Old 05-20-2011, 03:21 PM
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Ya right Frank.
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Old 05-20-2011, 04:06 PM
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It's very entertaining that Mir wants to know how well Cain fights off his back..lol. Oh Mir oh Mir. I like Frank, but I am pushing for Nelson to win. Just because.
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Sorry, but Frank is all ego. I think Cain would knock him out. his speed is going to be too much for a lot of these HWs.
Dos Santos is the biggest threat, plain and simple.
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Sorry, but Frank is all ego. I think Cain would knock him out. his speed is going to be too much for a lot of these HWs.
Dos Santos is the biggest threat, plain and simple.
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I seriously doubt Frank will even get passed Roy. And Cain would KO both of them. JDS is probably the #2 guy right now and the winner of roy and Frank #3. IMO
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I would probably have to bet my money on Frank getting tkoed in the second.
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I would probably have to bet my money on Frank getting tkoed in the second.
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WAR MIR!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.mmamania.com/2011/5/20/21...aybe#storyjump

Frank Mir is a very opinionated man, and he knows how to get under people's skin.

Just ask Brock Lesnar, the former UFC heavyweight champion took a big jab at his UFC 100 foe in the opening paragraph of his new book.

With the loss of Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard as the main event, Mir's heavyweight tilt against Roy Nelson was thrust into the spotlight as the co-main event of UFC 130 and no one likes the spotlight more than the Sityodtong southpaw.

Mir fielded a plethora of questions during the UFC 130 conference call yesterday (May 19) ranging from his feelings on Brock Lesnar and George St. Pierre to, of course, his upcoming match with "Big Country" on Saturday (May 28, 2011).

The former two time heavyweight champion got things started surprisingly by giving his thoughts on how he matches up with fellow top heavyweight Junior Dos Santos.

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"I just think I match up well with (Dos Santos). He's a very good boxer. I think he has excellent hands but sometimes falls into a pattern of only using his boxing and not utilizing his jiu-jitsu and all his other skills."
It wouldn't be an interview with Frank Mir if someone didn't ask him about his feelings on Brock Lesnar. The Las Vegas native explained how he thought the Lesnar/Dos Santos fight would have gone down had Brock not come down with a second stint of diverticulitis.

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"I think it was kind of even. It depended how Brock had recovered from the Cain Velasquez fight. If he decided he didn't want to be a striker and he just came in and wanted to take Dos Santos down, I see that happening and I thought Dos Santos would have a hard time with him on the ground."
With a victory, Mir will be right back "in the mix" in the heavyweight division, but he fully admitted that he's not looking past Nelson at this point because doing so has come back to bite him before.
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"I think it depends on my performance. Roy's a tough guy. I'm really just looking for the best fight. I haven't put much thought about what's beyond it. I think in the past, I've been caught looking past my opponents and I don't want to do that to Roy. I think anybody that overlooks him ends up having a rough night."
Mir was chastised for his last fight, a lackluster main event with Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic at UFC 119 in what was described as one of the worst pay-per-views in UFC history. His response to the criticism in layman's terms was: it takes two to tango.

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"The guys in the UFC are very tough. You're always trying to be the best mixed martial arts fighter. At the end of the day, there's somebody else in the ring that's trying to avoid everything that I want to happen. If the other guys start cooperating more, maybe I'd look better."

"I listen to the criticism because I know that if I'm not putting on fun fights or having great performances, that's going to effect match-ups and paydays for me in the future. At the same time, I'm balancing that with winning. No matter how exciting I lose a fight, winning is still the best and most important. Obviously, if I can win a fight excitingly, if I see an opportunity to make a fight exciting, I'll take it but not at the cost of losing a fight."
The Mark Dellagrotte trained fighter also rose to the defense of UFC welterweight champion, Georges St. Pierre. As a guy who's been put under the microscope himself, he has a unique perspective on GSP's situation.

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"Every time GSP steps into the Octagon, he's facing the number two guy in the welterweight division. I think to try and expect him to just run everybody over is a tall order. I think the fact that he's still winning rounds after rounds and dominating, I don't have any criticism for him. I thought he did an excellent job against Shields, a guy who hadn't lost in 5-6 years ... and with the eye injury he had after the fight. It was obvious to everybody what happened. I still think he's the champ and I've been impressed with him and try to take pointers from him."
As has been a running storyline in the lead-up to his UFC 130 fight, Mir was asked about his past grappling loss to Roy Nelson nearly eight years ago in a jiu-jitsu tournament. Surprisingly, his answer didn't exude much confidence.

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"The match happened and Roy was better than me at the time in jiu-jitsu grappling. I don't think it matters any more. He's a different fighter now and I've also improved and now we can mix in punches. It could have been worse for me in that match if he'd been allowed to punch me."
Well Maniacs, does Mir seem focused on his upcoming bout with Nelson? Or is he letting his mind wander to matters that shouldn't be of his concern? He's already mentioned he thinks he matches up with with Cain Velasquez as good as anyone else as well..

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