Mir: Cormier 'lacks finishing ability'


“I pretty much know the guy. He has extremely strong, efficient wrestling. I think he throws his hands pretty fast and without abandon. I don’t think he’s the most technical boxer in the world, I don’t think he even thinks he’s the most technical boxer in the world. He’s definitely not JDS, but who is? On the ground though, it really showed me, let’s face it, if I had the same guy on the ground fight would have ended pretty quickly. He wasn’t able to put the guy away through a lack of finishing abilities, through a lack of finishing moves. So that’s one thing that actually surprised me,” said Mir.

“I thought he couldn’t finish Josh because of Josh’s abilities, but then I realized ‘No, he doesn’t really have much finishing ability’. He can catch you with a punch, let’s face it, every heavyweight over 200 pounds has that ability to finish a fight if he catches you. But you got to have the ability to finish with the submission, you know definitive ground and pound where you actually finish somebody off against the cage and it’s menacing. Not just finally the referee’s like ‘Well, you know, I guess the guy’s had enough. You really can’t put him away let me help end this fight for you.’”

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fightharder site profile image  

3/19/13 7:40 AM by fightharder

Bait bait bait bait...come on fishy bite.   Mir knows that the only real chance he has is if DC takes a big chance,either on the feet or on the ground. If DC decides to wrestle Mir for five grounds and keep top control without taking to many risk he will never have the slightest chance of pulling of a sub or winning the fight. DC would get either a TKO or decision victory with easy.   So lets try to fuck with his pride a little bit an hope that he bites.   Its not going to work though. I think Mir is a talented fighter but he never contend for the title anymore. A matchup between him and the Reem would have been a lot better for him. Unfortunately for someone who is dutch a lot of top level heavyweights have a reasonable chance against him (though it would still be a toss up in my book between them).   Its a little insulting to Josh as well. Josh is a fucking beast on the ground.Defensively as well. So its really not a comment that is thought out in a rational manner at all.

Sergio88 site profile image  

3/19/13 2:35 AM by Sergio88

This beating right here most of really did some damage to franks memory.

Bentleysuper8 site profile image  

3/19/13 2:13 AM by Bentleysuper8


CaptainWoody site profile image  

3/19/13 12:56 AM by CaptainWoody

awww you're breaking my heart, don't be so upset bro. I didn't mean to ruin your night with my criticism of your comprehension (or lack thereof) skills. Cheer up, I'm sorry.And for the record..I think Cormier wins too

time traveling 12er site profile image  

3/19/13 12:40 AM by time traveling 12er

So... none of you read the article?  Lol.

DoomFarmer site profile image  

3/19/13 12:10 AM by DoomFarmer

Go have a long hard cry, you fuck.

ChokeEmOut site profile image  

3/18/13 11:52 PM by ChokeEmOut

I want impressed by Cormier's last performance at all. He should still tool Mir

ChaosOverkill site profile image  

3/18/13 11:49 PM by ChaosOverkill

I'm not sure Mir should tempt hard punchers anymore after the punches he took from JDS and the wear on the tires.

UGCTT_FryedTakayama site profile image  

3/18/13 11:47 PM by UGCTT_FryedTakayama

This will not end well for Murr

ausgepicht site profile image  

3/18/13 11:43 PM by ausgepicht

Frank Mir: 75% finish rate. Daniel Cormier: 72% finish rate. Difference? 3%. Fail. Mir. Pretty bad fail.