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

July 26, 2012 9:51 am 18 Comments
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“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 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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