MIr: Cormier’s height is ‘limiting’

Saturday, April 20, 2013

ugh height and weight are not the be-all end-all when it comes to success in Mixed Martial Arts it certainly never hurts to have advantages in either department. To date, heavyweight Daniel Cormier (11-0) has been able to deal with the larger, stronger foes he’s squared off against, but, in the opinion of UFC on FOX 7 opponent Frank Mir (16-6), that is likely to change now that he’s taken his talents to the Octagon.

Frank Mir fights Danie Cormier Saturday night at UFC on FOX 7. Mir has a dozen years of professional fighting in MMA, to just three and a half for Cormier. In addition, Mir thinks that height will play a significant role vs. the 5′ 11″ Cormier.

“He’s dangerous. He comes from a great camp. He has all the right tools to be very successful in his career,” said Mir in a recent interview. “I think the limiting factors are his size. I’m curious to see how well he’ll do against some of the biggest guys in the UFC. He has fought Antonio Silva and Josh Barnett, but to be consistent over a period of time… I think he himself knows that too. He’s already made allusions to fighting at 205.”

“I was standing there, staring over at him, watching him and Gilbert Melendez standing side by side… I was like, ‘Wow, me and Benson Henderson are fighting the same guy with the same reach. One is just quite heavier than the other.'”

What do think UG? Size matters? Or does Cormier stay undefeated?