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LAS VEGAS -- A new face will appear in Frank Mir’s corner when he takes on Daniel Cormier at a UFC on Fox event in April -- Greg Jackson. 

Mir, 33, plans to join Jackson in Albuquerque, N.M., for an eight-week camp beginning later this month. It’s the first time the Las Vegas native will train for a fight outside his hometown. 

Following a second-round TKO loss to Junior dos Santos for the UFC title in May, Mir says he felt a need to modify his standard routine. 

“I’ve always felt I have great trainers so there was no reason to leave, but my wife and I were talking about how I needed to change things up,” Mir told ESPN.com. “One of the things was maybe I should get out of town and get more focused. 

“I’ve always been impressed with Greg Jackson’s game planning. I figured, before I retire, I want to be a part of that and see what makes this guy so successful.”

During the eight weeks, Mir (16-6) plans to fly home every weekend to see his family. He says the longest he’s ever gone without seeing his three children is four days. An eight-week absence was out of the question. 

Five days out of the week, though, his career will receive his full attention. That hasn’t been the case, really, since he started a family. Recently, the two-time UFC heavyweight champion skipped a workout to sign his daughter up for softball. That kind of thing won’t happen in Albuquerque.

 

http://proxy.espn.go.com/blog/mma/post/_/id/16587/frank-mir-enlists-greg-jackson-for-april-fight

2/13/13 7:07 PM
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Mir wins unanimous decision.......great.
2/13/13 7:08 PM
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Oh no, Jackson is gonna make frank Mir boring just like Jon Jones and the rest of his fighters-the UG Phone Post
2/13/13 7:19 PM
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This worriers me. Mir has the tools to beat Cormier, I just didn't think he would be able to put them together. Jackson is still best game planner in the business. Phone Post
2/13/13 7:22 PM
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Just made the fight a tad more intradesting hmmmm Phone Post
2/13/13 7:22 PM
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Jon Jones is boring? Phone Post
2/13/13 7:23 PM
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Might throw up if I see Mir jab and circle.
2/13/13 7:23 PM
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Mir does have all of the skills... Honestly it would be interesting to see what the right trainer can do with him. Not the biggest Greg Jackson fan but maybe he is the right guy for the job. Mir seems to have become way too comfortable. He needs that fire under him again.
2/13/13 7:24 PM
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Oh just saw you signed it-the UG Phone Post
2/13/13 7:24 PM
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God, if we see another Mir/Cro Cop....

2/13/13 7:24 PM
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And they said I was crazy to bet against the Dark Fyodor.

2/13/13 7:28 PM
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HolyHackZack -  This worriers me. Mir has the tools to beat Cormier, I just didn't think he would be able to put them together. Jackson is still best game planner in the business. Phone Post

tools? no, mir is not permitted to bring his hammer or saw into the octagon...

2/13/13 7:28 PM
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If only bj would do something like this... not greg just a camp change Phone Post
2/13/13 7:41 PM
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Damn Mir is going to be kicking the shit out of Cormier's knee isn't he?

2/13/13 7:42 PM
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If this goes longer than 5 minutes Mir is gonna lose by DQ when Greg Jackson refuses to leave the cage because they're so deep in discussion
2/13/13 7:44 PM
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Mur needs to train with DUKE!

http://fcfighter.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Duke-Roufus.jpg

2/13/13 7:45 PM
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Unfortunately for Mir this changes nothing for him and he loses badly. Phone Post
2/13/13 7:48 PM
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Frank takes this fight now

2/13/13 7:59 PM
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Vril -

Mur needs to train with DUKE!

http://fcfighter.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Duke-Roufus.jpg

Why? He can't help his chin, all losses by ko/tko. He's gonna go for an early takedown like he did against JDS and then get beat to death on the feet until the ref stops it. Phone Post
2/13/13 7:59 PM
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Aleck911 -  Jon Jones is boring? Phone Post

Yes....everyone Jackson coaches is boring.  Jones, Condit, Diego, Cowboy, Cub Swanson, Dodson, Brandao, Leonard Garcia, Marquardt, Stann, Arlovski.

All lay n prayers.

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RampageFitsLikeAGlove - 
ThatKickDidntHuroooohhhhhhhh - 

God, if we see another Mir/Cro Cop....


It's just now if he's boring, everyone will blame GJ, but if he goes out and KO's Cormier or breaks his arm, you won't hear any haters give Jackson any credit.  Business as usual.

 

I actually like GJ.  I was just saying that I don't want to see a boring Mir fight, because he's on of my favorite fighters.  I won't blame Greg if it's a boring fight though.

 

2/13/13 8:04 PM
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If Mir get's hit he loses
2/13/13 9:59 PM
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Gameplan:

Keep distance early. Don't box with Cormier, keep him on the outside with push kicks and circle away. In fact, kick to your heart's content (haven't seen many kicks from Frank since the accident, but he had good kicks early in his career), because Cormier isn't going to want to take it to the ground.

The second Cormier forces the fight into clinch range then pull guard like your life depends on it (cause it kinda does), tie him up and do your thing. Frank isn't going to get a traditional takedown, but he might be able to get a sweep from his back (if he's not too busy ripping a limb off.)
2/13/13 10:57 PM
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WhiteMustang - Unfortunately for Mir this changes nothing for him and he loses badly. Phone Post
Actually, It changes his cornerman. Just sayin Phone Post
2/13/13 11:30 PM
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"I've always been impressed with Greg Jackson's game planning."

^I lol'd at this because of the criticism GJ has received lately but he is a good coach and seems to genuinely care about his fighters.

It seems that Jon Jones must have been talking up Greg Jackson a lot with Frank around while filming TUF but isn't there a thread that says that Frank and Jon got into some sort of altercation on the show? Phone Post