“I’m a lot bigger than (Junior) Dos Santos and I hit a lot harder. I’m a taller, longer athlete … quicker; I’ll constantly pepper him with shots when he comes in and make him pay when I do hit him with something. When I hit Cheick Kongo, the punch alone threw him halfway across the Octagon. On the night of the fight, neither one of us are going to pull any punches. If I catch him with something, I’ll try to hurt him with it.”
Oh the irony!
Prior to Frank Mir’s bout against Roy Nelson he took to some MMAMath strategic hype to explain why he thought he had the upper hand on “Big Country”.
While using the fight with Junior dos Santos as a measuring stick to cement his case he stated the above.
As luck would have we fast forward into time and Mir now gets the chance to prove what he once stated later this month when he fights JDS for the UFC’s heavyweight title at UFC 146.
But can he do it?
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