Mir not impressed by Cormier

source: mmajunkie.com

"He can go out there like his last fight and fight somebody that's subpar," Mir on Monday told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio). "The only problem is that you have to go out there and really be devastating to get any kind of positive criticism."

Cormier (11-0 MMA, 8-0 SF) got plenty of positive feedback following "Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine," but mostly for his callout of Mir (16-6 MMA, 14-6 UFC), whom he was scheduled to fight this past fall before injuries intervened.

Mir was dismissive of the Strikeforce heavyweight grand prix champ's second-round TKO over the little-known Dion Staring in the co-main event of this past Saturday's show at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City.

"He's in a situation right now where I don't think many people were even moved by his fight," Mir said. "I think the most impressive thing he did in the whole fight was calling me out."

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Deuce77 site profile image  

1/15/13 8:43 PM by Deuce77

He will be more than impressed soon enough.

Tap In site profile image  

1/15/13 8:02 PM by Tap In

February 2, 2008 against one Brock Lesnar, a very strong, athletic, and decorated wrestlerNext question

ausgepicht site profile image  

1/15/13 7:59 PM by ausgepicht

This. I remember when people said the SAME thing before Mir fought the SMALL heavyweight with ZERO wrestling, Ian Freeman. Frank went for leglock after leglock while Freeman put Mir through the strawberry patch.  Difference here is Mir will have an Olympic Wrestler with KO power in his hands. Last two wrestlers Mir fought, he got destroyed.

UGSlapshot site profile image  

1/15/13 7:18 PM by UGSlapshot

Well CC's issue with fighting in the UFC have more to do with the difference between fighting in a cage and fighting in a ring.

Kanabull site profile image  

1/15/13 7:09 PM by Kanabull

When is the last time Mir pulled off a submission off his back? And you think he is going to all of a sudden pull it off against an olympic wrestler? Frank Mir couldn't submit Wes Sims. C'mon son.

Joshua J King site profile image  

1/15/13 3:45 PM by Joshua J King

The most violent triangle armbar in mma history will be applied to Corm-yay. Best believe.

Salokcin69 site profile image  

1/15/13 3:21 PM by Salokcin69

This. What a fucking douche.

Stan Dan Wang site profile image  

1/15/13 2:26 PM by Stan Dan Wang

why would he 'for sure' take Murr down?i think he will steadily batter him standing. he may take him down, but i wouldnt say 'for sure'.

Ryann Von Doom site profile image  

1/15/13 2:17 PM by Ryann Von Doom

Done. And if this fight isnt made and barnett/mir is made instead i'll take barnett over mir also.

JimmersonzGlove site profile image  

1/15/13 1:52 PM by JimmersonzGlove

Cormier is a nightmare matchup for Mir.