Mir: Werdum's BJJ in better than mine

by Eduardo Ferreira | source: tatame.com

Frank Mir talked exclusively to TATAME Magazine said he’s not the best grappler in MMA’s heavyweight division.

The American, who in last December submitted Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, said this “title” belongs to a Brazilian. “When people compliment my Jiu-Jitsu I also say Werdum’s is better than mine”, Mir said, who through his career defeated names like Brock Lesnar, Tim Sylvia and Roberto Traven using the gentle art.

Werdum, who fights this Saturday at UFC 143, when he meets Roy Nelson, was caught by surprise by the good words said about him.

“I didn’t see it coming, I’ve always seen him as a ‘cocky’ guy”, he told TATAME. “I guess he’s a very good athlete, and he proved the world he has great Jiu-Jitsu level… I don’t see myself as the best on the ground, but I’ve shown the world I can handle things there”.

Happy about the compliments, Fabrício does not discard a bout against Mir at UFC’s cage, once the American does not have a bout scheduled since he defeated Nogueira at UFC 140, in December.

“I guess this fight could happen, absolutely… My next appointment is Roy Nelson, but it’s one of the fights that might come up”.

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WinstonWolfWonTheBet site profile image  

2/5/12 10:55 PM by WinstonWolfWonTheBet

This match could potentially happen now. No real injuries I don't think for Werdum. I think this match makes sense right now. It makes perfect sense. Winner either gets a title shot or a contender fight.

gotn3prid3 site profile image  

2/4/12 7:11 PM by gotn3prid3

it is

Kurt The Great site profile image  

2/4/12 6:37 PM by Kurt The Great

Not sure about that...I would say Mir's better.KURT

Natsirt site profile image  

2/4/12 6:14 PM by Natsirt

Couldn't agree more Auzzie. WAR MIR.

BshMstr site profile image  

2/4/12 1:41 PM by BshMstr

Nelson's BJJ is better than Mir's too.

MrColdCock site profile image  

2/3/12 10:42 PM by MrColdCock

Pretty much.

Outlaw'd by Lytle site profile image  

2/3/12 10:04 PM by Outlaw'd by Lytle

I've always found Mir to be a great fighter, entertaining and intelligent. I'd like him to get another title shot, especially now Lesnar is off the scene.I think he'd also do well in the media

WinstonWolfWonTheBet site profile image  

2/3/12 9:48 PM by WinstonWolfWonTheBet

TTT when it happens please :I

Manny Yarbrough GOAT site profile image  

2/3/12 9:43 PM by Manny Yarbrough GOAT

Because a majority of UGers are stupid fucks.

WinstonWolfWonTheBet site profile image  

2/3/12 9:26 PM by WinstonWolfWonTheBet

Mir is possibly complimenting him, psyching him out in case Werdum is the next guy he fights.The doom goes in thinking that Mir wants no part of his ground game so werdum thinks Mir will avoid the ground at all costs. Werdum then thinks he has the striking advantage and thinks that's where Mir will want to be, on the feet. Then wham, Mir takes werdum down in a shock twist and somehow gets the sub. He fooled us all by saying he thinks dooms a better grappler and made werdum employ a tactic that Mir wanted all along, a complete disregard for ground work because it would be foolish for Mir to want the ground right? Wrong, he fucking tricked everyone!It's so simple people how can you not see that??!?