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Cormier Comments On Frank Mir Bout: Happy Mir Accepted | UFC NEWS


“Tim Sylvia’s accomplished a lot, but he just hasn’t really fought in the top of the sport for a while. No disrespect to Tim, but this is a much easier fight to get pumped up for. I dropped my phone a couple of times while I was trying to look at Twitter. You’ve got to tip your hat off to the executives at Zuffa for doing something like that and to Frank Mir for doing it. I respect Frank greatly for stepping in and taking this fight. This fight can elevate my status in the sport a ton. The reality is Frank Mir is a guy people from the UFC know, he’s been a champion, he’s always around the top of the sport. Frank Mir is going to introduce me to the UFC fans a little bit more than I would fighting a different guy.”

Strikeforce HW Grand Prix champion, Daniel Cormier, recently talked to MMAWeekly.com about his newly announced bout with former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir.

This bout marks the first time a signed UFC fighters has agreed to crossover to Strikeforce for a one-fight deal.

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