MIr: I put people in the hospital


This isn't the first time Mir has been overlooked. For a man still grinding through his early thirties, Mir has navigated a career filled with an unnatural number of impressive ups and cruel downs. It's afforded him a sense of calm in the face of pressure. In his head, Mir understands exactly what Cormier is angling towards.

"It's name recognition. It's like Stephan Bonnar stepping in against Anderson Silva," he explained. "Who doesn't take the fight? The lowest ranked guy will take the fight instantly. The only person who has anything to lose is Anderson, because if he loses to somebody, he loses stock.

"I think he has kind of a false sense of security [after] fighting against Josh [Barnett]. You know, he feels like, ‘Well, Josh caught me and couldn't finish me.' Barnett's a great grappler, but he's not known for smashing people's limbs off. If I catch something, and it's close, I put people in the hospital. How many bones has Barnett broken? How many people has he put in the hospital?"

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snobordr site profile image  

4/10/13 12:03 PM by snobordr

I agree.   I think a lot of people are writing Mir off a little too early.  Fresh new camp, coming back from a KO loss to the division champ, feeling a little disrespected by the opponent - I'm thinking that adds up to a nice "welcome" for DC.

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4/10/13 3:35 AM by 88samurai88

I hope he pulls out a sweet submission. I like DC but MiR just brings back good memories i enjoy his fights win or lose..

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4/10/13 2:45 AM by Diesel67

Chicks oughta be impressed by a macho dude putting foes in the hospital.

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4/10/13 2:38 AM by Global Shield


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4/10/13 2:37 AM by knuckleballs

I am hoping for a good fight, but I would be shocked if he had anything for Fedor 2.0.

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4/10/13 2:35 AM by Fattiecorpuscle

This. Frank will never go away and stay away, and I wouldn't have it any other way. He's fascinating to watch on the ground, and when he gets his ass kicked, it gets kicked all the way. His fights are always entertaining, win or lose, minus the Cro Cop fight, which has already been mentioned.

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4/10/13 1:51 AM by mofomike

Mir > Fedor.

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4/10/13 1:48 AM by AllAmericanBoxing


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4/10/13 1:43 AM by Poonug

I got hard when he started talking about Barnett. Mir vs the Warmaster must happen. It simply must.

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4/10/13 1:10 AM by fightharder

Mir is a great fighter but he should tone down the talking a little. Cormier is strong is the area's where Mir is rather weak.I know you have to sell a fight but modesty is free and earns you a lot of sympathy points.