Frank Mir is eager to provide Daniel Cormier with a warm UFC welcome.
After hearing Mir (16-6, 14-6 UFC) firing shots towards him about not being able to finish fights without help from the referee (in an interview with MMA Fight Corner), UFC Heavyweight Daniel “DC” Cormier responded strongly.
The longtime UFC veteran, Mir welcomes “DC” to the UFC April 20 at UFC on FOX 7.
Cormier (11-0) who has been on a tear on his way to his upcoming UFC debut, has displayed his power with heavy hands, and in turn his ability to end fights.
Cormier vented to Bleacher Report.
“To the point of me not being a guy that can finish fights, I’m going to tell you right now and this is 100 percent true-Frank Mir says I can’t finish fights? Okay that’s fine. My intention in this fight is not to finish Frank Mir. I’m going beat up on Frank Mir for 15 minutes and I’m going to make him stay in that cage with me.If Frank Mir gets finished, it will be because he quit. We’ve all seen some of his fights where we’re like ‘what exactly happened there?’. Know that in this one, if he gets finished it will be because he quits. I’m going to make him check out of that fight, I’m not going to do it for him. I’m not going to do it for him. When he wants out of the fight, he’ll get out of the fight. So watch the fight on April 20. If Frank Mir gets finished it’s because he checked out.”
Frank Mir will undoubtedly need the fight to hit the canvas early to last in the octagon with Cormier. His ground attack could combine well with his size advantage to catch “DC” in a bad position, but on the feet the heavyweight battle is lopsided. Cormier possesses elite athleticism, and moves like a much smaller fighter. He will be quicker on his feet, and that will give the last Strikeforce heavyweight title holder a clear advantage come April 20.