Coach: Mir better BJJ than JDS? Bulls---

by Guilherme Cruz | source:

Frank Mir recently appeared on Inside MMA and charged that JDS-avoids-the-ground-like-poison/" target="_blank">Junior Dos Santos avoided the ground 'like poison'. Mir fights JDSin the main event of UFC 146 on May 26 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

"I don't think it's any secret: he has no chance of winning the fight if it goes to the ground," said Mir. "He doesn't wanna sit there and get grabbed and taken down and he's not gonna fight that battle. If he was capable of doing it, we probably would've seen it already."

dos Santos's Jiu-Jitsu coach Yuri Carlton says that is bs.

“I’m positive that Cigano’s Jiu-Jitsu is better," vowed Carlton. "He trains with the best guys in Brazil: Minotauro, Minotouro, Anderson, Demian, just to name a few... I believe he won’t disappoint people when it comes to Jiu-Jitsu."

Frank Mir trains on the United States with some Brazilians, but we have the privilege of training in Brazil. When you’re talking about Jiu-Jitsu, Brazil is the place to be. We have the great champions and Cigano is not far from being one."

“The expectations are great. On this first (title) defense we are really excited, just like on previous bouts. His preparation is complete and he’s been training for it for years. This speculations about Mir being better on the ground is bulls---. Cigano is better on the stand-up and on the ground. I’m positive about it."

“It’s hard to take Cigano down. Until you get him there, there’s a long way ahead of you. In case he does it, Cigano is very prepared. He’s always trained Jiu-Jitsu and wrestling. He’s ready. We don’t say it much, but there’s a lot of perseverance. He deserves to be there and he’ll remain the champion after this fight."

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MMALOGIC site profile image  

5/16/12 10:17 PM by MMALOGIC

 Mir beats JDS on the ground as easily as JDS beating Mir on the feet.

Barragan site profile image  

5/16/12 10:13 PM by Barragan


stonepony site profile image  

5/16/12 4:11 PM by stonepony

JDS's camp claiming to have a superior sub-game in this fight, is as silly as Francis thinking he can strike with JDS.

The Principal site profile image  

5/15/12 6:18 PM by The Principal

What did you expect JDS' coach to say?

MikeHunt36 site profile image  

5/15/12 6:12 PM by MikeHunt36

Thats like saying Mir has better stand up than JDS.

Hunter V site profile image  

5/15/12 5:47 PM by Hunter V

lol, now I really hope Mir submits him. The brazilian machismo coming from that camp is a bit too high at this point. Mir's bjj is battle tested in the thick of things whereas JDS's is not still. If JDS wins it its by brutal ko standing, Mir will catch him if he tries to do bjj.

Sierra Nevada site profile image  

5/15/12 5:34 PM by Sierra Nevada

Because he has no ground game.He is a glorified blue belt.Frank Mir would crush him on the ground.

kulraven site profile image  

5/15/12 4:55 PM by kulraven

I would really like to see a Mir/Werdum fight. I think it would be very tactical and entertaining. I would put my money on Frank though.

Jsteven site profile image  

5/15/12 4:14 PM by Jsteven

I hope jds doesn't believe this bullshit and avoids the ground at all cost

ENZO007 site profile image  

5/15/12 3:57 PM by ENZO007

Mir is going to win... He is going to get rocked and pull a bone breaking submission out of his ass...Then he goes on to get knocked out in his first title defense...