Frank Mir | Criticisms from JDS is a Way to Garner Confidence

May 12, 2012 10:05 am by Lynn R Mitchell

Frank Mir put the stamp on the win against Antonio Nogueira with a brutal arm bar submission at UFC  140 .  That was a big upset since Nogueira has never been knocked out before in his entire career before Mir fought him the first time and let alone been submitted before in his entire career.   These facts and Heavyweight Champion Junior Dos Santos’  observation of  Mir’s track record….

“When Mir gets in trouble, he folds”

is a way for JDS to garner confidence.  Mir tells MMA Weekly Radio….

“I think maybe that’s just an assessment, and maybe it also draws confidence on his part.   You’ve got to realize, the guy just watched me break his coach’s arm after he thought he had me out.”

“That’s kind of a scary proposition for him because in his mind….  it’s ‘okay, so if I hit him and knock him down, can I jump and grab this guy?’

Nogueira, who has been doing (jiu-jitsu) longer than him and more proficient at it had him out and went to slap on a choke, and he still reversed my coach and swept him and got on top, and put him into a surgical room shortly after.   Sometimes, I think you say things to also garner confidence.”

The actions at UFC 146 in the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 26 will settle the Heavyweight Title brawl once again.

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