White: Convincing Mir to fight Cormier no issue

source: mmajunkie.com

And according to UFC president Dana White, it took "not much" convincing to get Mir to take the fight.

"It makes all the sense in the world when you really think about it," White said Thursday after a news conference for Saturday's UFC on FOX 4 event in Los Angeles. "Mir just lost. Who's had more title shots for the heavyweight division in the UFC than Frank Mir? This guy's been with the company for 11 years.

"For him to get the opportunity to go fight Cormier, and Cormier to have the opportunity to fight Mir, it really does make sense. If Cormier smokes Mir, or the other way around, it's good stuff."

Cormier, after a fairly lengthy layoff with a broken hand, in May beat Josh Barnett in a dominant unanimous decision to win Strikeforce's heavyweight grand prix.

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Auzzie site profile image  

8/3/12 11:20 PM by Auzzie

I agree. Mir will fight ANYONE. Unlike some other fighters...

Sal Penis site profile image  

8/3/12 10:49 PM by Sal Penis

I have alot of respect for Mir. He will fight anyone. Now we can also hopefully see Mir vs Barnett. True warriors.

Sal Penis site profile image  

8/3/12 10:48 PM by Sal Penis

Jumbocrunch should stay away from the internet.

UGCTT_buchu8oolong site profile image  

8/3/12 10:45 PM by UGCTT_buchu8oolong

Even if he looses, Barnett is a fight I would like to see...This is a good move from a fan perspective.

war wand site profile image  

8/3/12 10:37 PM by war wand

no shit. i think dc is top 3 ufc hw

mmavixen site profile image  

8/3/12 10:32 PM by mmavixen

 Anyone who doesn't understand what a tough fighter Cormier is and how losing to him is nothing to be ashamed of is an idiot.

Warzone209 site profile image  

8/3/12 10:29 PM by Warzone209

 Doesn't matter Murr wins this fight with a finish.

war wand site profile image  

8/3/12 10:27 PM by war wand

mir= my nigger. but cormier gonna ko him brutally and early

Chappie site profile image  

8/3/12 10:21 PM by Chappie

Mir should not be laughed at if he loses to Cormier, but Mir has talked a ton of shit over the years about the alleged inferiority of fighters from other organizations.

Marcgeo13 site profile image  

8/3/12 10:15 PM by Marcgeo13

Always loved Mir, always have, always will Braveheart nigga