Strikeforce heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier will face Frank Mir later this year but Mir’s jiu jitsu instructor Robert Drysdale warns Strikeforce heavyweight grand prix champ via tatame.com
“Man, it’s a hard one. It’s hard because the guy’s tough on the stand-up and has good takedowns. The mistake most people make when fighting Frank is underestimating him. Everybody that underestimates him gets caught.
Frank’s a sniper, lands directs hits. He chooses the right moment and lands it when finally does. It’s a tough fight but he’s prepared.
We know it can go to the ground and Frank may be on the bottom and we’re training for that. I guess Frank has an advantage on striking.
On the ground, if he (Cormier) makes a mistake, he’ll get caught. You can’t make a mistake with him. I train with the guy. He goes smoothly, you think he’s not paying attention. Brother, the guy catches you and you don’t see that coming. You can’t tap, you have to scream. If you try to tap out he breaks you in half.
He’s very strong. When he goes 70 percent it’s like other people going 100 percent. That’s the problem. To train with him you gotta be ready to tap out the entire time.”
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