Bigfoot Silva is gearing up for his UFC 184 bout against Frank Mir in February.
Ahead of the bout, Bigfoot announced that he believes he has what it takes to become the first person to submit frank Mir in his professional MMA career.
“That’s what I train for. I have to go in there confident that I can do it. Nothing is impossible in sports. I have what it takes [to submit him]. I’ve fought great grapplers throughout my whole career and I was never submitted. I’ve fought Werdum, who has the best jiu-jitsu in MMA, so I will be ready for Mir. If I can keep this fight standing, it could be the less complicated way to beat him. A high-level athlete has to be ready for any type of situation if he wants to be the champion one day.”
(Quote via MMAFighting)
Bigfoot Silva also holds a black belt in BJJ, and has never been submitted in his professional MMA career as well.
If this fight goes to the ground, how do you see it playing out between these two elite level grapplers?