Overeem ‘Actually Likes’ Frank Mir, Says Retirement Not An Option

January 30, 2014 7:03 pm by BJPENN.COM News

“No, I’m not going to retire. Not going anywhere. I’m focused on the UFC. It’s the biggest stage.”

“Obviously, Frank Mir can strike, but I wouldn’t say he’s at my level. Everyone in the UFC is well-rounded. I just want to play my game. Whether it’s the first round or the last round, just stay sharp. He’ll try to submit me. Overall he has submissions, he’ll try to work that, and I’ll try to do what I do.”

“We spent some time in Russia in November. We did some appearances and interviews together. We had some dinner. We shared a cab. We hung out. I actually did like him. He seems like an intelligent guy. That doesn’t go for all my opponents. Some of them I can’t stand.”

In this recent interview from Bleacher Report’s Scott Harris, Alistair admits to actually liking Frank Mir and he also back-peddles off his prior comments on retirement.

‘The Reem’ returns this weekend against Frank Mir at UFC 169 in a matchup that both men need to win.

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

About BJPENN.com

Shouted out after victory to the UFC masses, BJPENN.COM is the home to multiple time champion BJ Penn. After a decade of on-line operation BJPENN.COM has evolved into the most reliable destination for all your fighter interviews, fighter blogs and MMA/UFC news stories.

Advertise with us

For all advertising inquiries click here.

About us

Please contact us for all website inquiries.