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Tuesday, 04/24/2012, 07:13 am

Frank Mir | "I still pose a very large threat to Dos Santos"

Frank Mir discusses a variety of subjects on this weeks edition of The MMA Hour.

When Overeem initially failed the testing Mir was already was in preparation Junior Dos Santos.

“I just kind of did the math in my own mind,” Mir explained “My team around me, we all pretty much felt that if Dos Santos were to stay on the card, and Overeem was not able to challenge for the title, then I was the most logical person to step in. So as we were still training for Cain (Velasquez), there was that at the back of my mind, okay, be prepared for this to happen also.”

On whether or not Overeem should be allowed to continue to fight in the UFC.

“I really don’t know. I think it just has to be measured as a whole, and whether or he’s good for the sport or not, and what he’s able to bring to the table,” Mir carefully mused. “He still has this large fan base. I think all that has to be taken into consideration.”

“I would have liked to see the fight too as a fan. I’d like to see Alistair and Junior fight, and it could still happen after this. … But I’ll step in and take advantage of the opportunity presented to me. I’m definitely not the reason why this fight isn’t happening.”

On how he matches up with the Heavyweight Champion Junior Dos Santos

“I still pose a very large threat to Dos Santos,” Mir vowed.

“I still think it’ll be an interesting cat-and-mouse game between me and Junior, because what I want to be able to impose on him, he’s going to try to avoid, and vice versa.”

Mir was the first man to knock out and submit Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and takes into account that retribution may be a factor for Junior Dos Santos.

“I’m sure he fights for his own reasons,” Mir explained. “I mean, if he says that to sell pay-per-views, I’m sure it might be thrown out. But as far as deep down inside, when he’s in the locker room getting ready to walk out to face me, when you’re a fierce competitor like that, you don’t really do it for outside sources.

“If you do it for any other reason other than what’s inside you, the internal drive that you have to want to conquer this, it’ll fall apart.”

He also added some fuel to the fire when he finished.

“I do think it has to be a little nerve-racking that the guy you roll with as a coach got submitted by the guy you’re about to face,” Mir chuckled. “That has to be a little bit in the back (of your mind.)”


30 Responses to “Frank Mir | "I still pose a very large threat to Dos Santos"”

  1. jacob lee says:

    I bet Dos Santos will get beat by Mir because of the experience advatnage Mir has as well as the Mental edge he has considering JDS is fighting a guy who has beat his coach twice.

  2. Jay says:

    Lol mir is the only man to ko nogueria?? Lol I remember Cain putting him straight to sleep.

  3. Lol says:

    Dude mirs takedowns are garbage. Jds will ko mir then that will be mirs last title shot and will fall deep out of the rankings and be done with. Mark hunt will be the champ by the end of the year

  4. Xaninho says:

    This will be over faster than the Cain-JDS fight. It’s going to be the fastest KO in UFC history.

  5. Xaninho says:

    Fastest KO in UFC history written all over it. JDS will KO him faster than he KO’d Cain.

  6. Xaninho says:

    Pfff sorry for the double post…Server is acting up again.

  7. Liam says:

    Mir is gonna sub JDS like he did his coach !

  8. Harry says:

    I really like both fighters, but if this stays standing, I just don’t know how Mir can out box Junior. If, for any reason this fight hits the mat however, Mir will take another arm home with him.

  9. Nick says:

    It’s gonna take a punch for Junior to knock out Mir. I love Mir, but this isn’t a good match up for him. He needs to submit him very fast.

  10. andy says:

    The only threat Mir poses to JDS is the possibility of Junior breaking his hand on Frank’s face.

  11. Tyler says:

    I am just like most people up here, I love Mir sooo much…He has had some really good high’s and bad low’s tho. I don’t see him winning this one…His Jiu-Jitsu is so good, I think he would definitely submit JDS, but he has no way of going to the ground.

    There is a small chance that he could win. He Knocked down Cheick Kongo with a Overhand Left. Congo is a very good striker. But I mean is still a real slim chance. Maybe if Mir’s movement gets a lot a lot better, and if he mixes up his stance, he will do good.

  12. DamnitBobby says:

    Mir via flying gogoplata.

  13. Jim says:

    Santos is a better striker than Carwin.. I don’t have high hopes for Mir if he does anything other than try desperately to bring this fight to the floor.

  14. BengalTiger says:

    If the fight stays standing, then Mr. Mir will inevitably get knocked the fuck out.

  15. Junior says:

    People think that Junior dosent know that he could whoop big nog come on

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