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Tuesday, 12/27/2011, 11:20 am

UFC NEWS – Frank Mir Thinks Overeem Is In Trouble Against Lesnar

“Brock doesn’t shoot that low. He’ll put his forehead in your chest, and he’s going to run you through. If he’s not able to take you down with that initial blast, he’s going to run you against the cage. Then he’s going to rip your legs out from under you. Now, you should have gotten taken down in the middle of the area, but instead, you’ve been taken down against the cage [where it is more dangerous]. Speaking from experience, that sucks. Now, you have a guy who is not a black belt in jiu-jitsu and who is not a wrestling All-American who is going to be able to get back to his feet, so what does he do? Are you going to try to tell me he’s going to wrestle with a national champion wrestler for five minutes? His cardio is going to suck [after wrestling with Lesnar for a while]. I’ve seen guys with muscles like that, and that’s why he slows down.”

Former UFC heavyweight champion, Frank Mir speaks from experience in this interview with ESPN where he breaks down this Friday’s UFC 141 main event between Brock Lesnar and Alistair Overeem.

Having gone 1-1 against Lesnar, Mir has firsthand knowledge of the strength, speed and wrestling skills of Brock and believes that Overeem does not have the ability to win this fight.


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89 Responses to “UFC NEWS – Frank Mir Thinks Overeem Is In Trouble Against Lesnar”

  1. Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

    This is going to be a great fight even if it does last only one round because it is so hard to predict the winner. I just hope this doesn’t turn out like Meathead vs Kongo…

  2. CanILive says:

    Mir should be worried, if brock wins he might have to face overeem then….

  3. Ryrie says:

    Mir hasnt stopped kissing Lesnars ass since he go KO’d from him! before that he was lesnars biggest enemy.

    • Quazzi says:

      lol i think mir is just calling it like he sees it. Sounds to me like u have reems nuts bouncing off ur chin and u just dont want to hear wat is going to happen to him friday. Cant stand brock but reem’s hay days are over. Brock will take him down and beat the shit out of him. The end

      • THE INUK says:

        how the fuck does anyone who goes for Overeem, OR lesnar for that fact.. having there nuts bouncing off there chin? Its true what he said.. Mir has been sucking Lesnars balls since he got Knocked the fck out… Mir will NEVER be champ again…

  4. ThaGreenBandit says:

    Brock must’ve really made an impression on Mir, because he’s been keeping it pretty honest when talking about what it feels like to be in there with Brock.

  5. Xaninho says:

    First of all Mir is overrating himself..Lesnar won’t take down Overeem as easy as he took down Mir.

    Second Overeem’s knee strikes are the best when his opponent has his head on chest height. So Lesnar will only make it easier for him to bash his face in with devastating knee strikes.

  6. rondo says:

    Frank mir is a dick,but he’s right this time!

  7. Gio says:

    Frank is very afraid of the reem. The REem would take Franks head off ten times worst than Carwin did. Mir should stick to popping arms of brazilains. Mir v Velasquez should be next

    • ThaGreenBandit says:

      Either Tim Sylvia is Brazilian, or you didn’t know that Mir has taken other limbs besides Nog’s, because the last part of your statement makes it look like that way

  8. Heath says:

    Franks got a point but maybe Alistar will be able to get out from under Brock which Frank couldnt do..Just because Frank took the beating of his life from the bottom doesnt mean Alistar will.. Not to mention Brock has never faced a striker of this caliber. Frank isnt even in the same league with this guy when it comes to stand up..
    Brock may take him down and give him a beating or may stand up, get knocked down and turtle up like the bitch he is.. I’m hopeing to see the turtle..

    • John says:

      I guess you are forgetting that Brock fought Shane Carwin and Cain Velazquez! I am not sure who is going to win this one, but Brock has to be cautious and not run into one of those knees if he bullrushes and isn’t careful! On the other hand, Overeem has to avoid getting hit by those “lunchbox fist”, like Couture and Mir called them! Muscles don’t mean chit in MMA.

      Go Brock!

  9. J.Powers says:

    Frank Mir > Alistair Overeem. Just because Overeem came from PRIDE doesn’t mean hes all that good.. He’s not very impressive at all. He’s a decent striker but mediocre at everything else. His freakish physique is the only reason he’s even in the main event with Lesnar. I could almost say the same about Brock..I gained a little respect for Lesnar after overcoming the beatdown Carwin gave him

  10. Thetude says:

    neither one can be counted out. its gonna be a slobber knocker, i cant wait

  11. bostonbrawler says:

    I like Brock in this one. Wasn’t impressed at all when reem fought werdum

  12. e says:

    He would probably say something like “talk to me in person when you grow some real balls”.

  13. Ted says:

    Frank Mir is right and I am not a fan of him but he does know the game well.

  14. Kcon08 says:

    Frank Mir in theory didn’t have as much to worry about being taken down with having monster jits xp and that didn’t go so well. Reem doesn’t have the skills Mir does on the ground so he better pray Brock doesn’t spear the s#*t outta him coz if he goes down he’ll stay down.

  15. Devin G. says:

    Here’s the thing, overeems striking may be great, but there is no way in Hell he will be able to stop the takedown. And it doesn’t matter who you are, if Lesnar gets on top, you will more than likely stay where you are because he won’t let you up. The only time he had trouble (and he still got the takedown) was against valesquez, who is also a NCAA wrestler. Unless Brock does something stupid and tries to trade shot with alistair, he should win this.

  16. khalid says:

    yeah… I think Frank is right, but it all depends on Lesnar being himself. If he gets hit and gets out of it and lose tempo, I think he’s going to lose in a humiliate fashion. Who would have thought that Cain is going to take Brock down and keep on punching him the he did!!???
    Lets see how bad ass Brock is, and if he’s got character!

  17. ricardo says:

    Lesnar will expose this Strikeforce reject.
    This guy won the K1 tournament easily.
    The finals, his opponent arm was broken.
    Reem is a douche he considers himself a legend he said it himself in post fight interview..

    • Xaninho says:

      You clearly didn’t even watch it. The final was against Peter Aerts and his arm wasn’t broken.

      • ricardo says:

        i read it in an article and my bad it said Peter had went to WAR in the semifinals and the guy reem fought in semi’s was injured or something.

        • Xaninho says:

          That was the semi-final against Gokhan Saki, another fine product from the Dutch muay thai style. I think his elbow broke.

        • ricardo says:

          Point is, Reem got it easy.
          And they are hyping lesnar ass too much.
          Im tired of that highlight where he hit Heath.
          But lesnnar is a takedown artist and will for sure get reem taken down.
          Reem knows he is getting dropped.
          I hope the hype of Reems standup being the best in HVYweights doesnt get to lesnars head like carwin’s did..
          Lesnar ftw! Diaz ftw! Hendricks ftw! Nam ftw! soshyski or however you spell it ftw!

  18. penn rules says:

    Hey you that calls yourself bj’s done maybe you should get the fuck off of here because the only thing done is me and your wife don’t worry it was just like I thought it was going. To be throwing a hot dog down a hallway!!! Your fucked .

    • ricardo says:

      Bj penn will have this guy’s body torn in pieces all over the place in 60 seconds.
      and have steak with his mom.
      Im talking of course of “BJ is done” guy up there.

  19. bizzle says:

    Yup, all that muscle will lead to lactic acid build up.. I will be surprised if Reem can stand upright after 5 minutes of grappling..

  20. primalmasher says:

    LMFAO typical nerd fanboy trolling greater beings than himself. Go watch your socially awkward boyfriend in Dick niaz and maybe get yourself a life some time soon. Oh wait, It’s too late you’re fucked for life nerd. >:D

  21. Long-Strong says:

    lol the Mir and the Reem have some bad blood brewing between them; can’t wait for that one either!

  22. Drew Brees says:

    Brock trains with pat berry, probably not the caliber of reem but close as ur gunna get comparing current ufc hw’s kick boxing skills. As long as Brock doesn’t try to engage in the standup an soon as the bell rings start applying the game plan no feel out process like Cain learned not to do with jds, you can’t feel eachother out for a round tryna find your distance or to get comfortable in this division.

  23. What a surprise! Mir opening his big dick suckin mouth about matters he has nothing to do with.

  24. ricardo says:

    wtf you got the same name?
    or are you trying to be funny?

  25. ricardo says:

    I fucking knew it.,
    Im sorry dude, you’re gay, I aint fucking with you..
    Get away from me. Glad to see your out of the closet.
    PS. BJ hates faggots

  26. moe says:

    overeem is over rated apart from fabricio werdum who the fuck has he fought in the last 3 years brock is going to take him down and beat him like a gorilla trying to open a coconut

  27. moe says:

    u got some issues u fucking fagg

  28. A.James says:

    Mir sounds jelly to me.

  29. Mir sounds like he looking for number 3 w Lesnar. Brock will shoot on Reem, Reem will side step and crack Brock in his ear drop him.. say goodnight to cockbrock!

  30. Say "NO" 2 Steroids says:

    Seriously, Mir is just jelous of Overeem. Because of his achievements, world championships, and his number one contender match debut. Mir is just hating. Let’s just see how he bitch again after Lesnar gets his ass Uberknee’d

  31. jp608 says:

    Overeem is the MOST overrated fight in the ufc. PERIOD!

  32. naghammadi says:

    It is all part of the hype game…

  33. NotMayhemIpromise says:

    Sprawl and brawl could work in this fight overeem has some raw power to push back when lesnar comes in for the take down he tossed brett rogers with ease, i understand rogers isnt the same athlete that lesnar is but he still weighs over 265 at fight time so the power is there

  34. GreenTeaBagger says:

    Steven Segal would still kick both their asses, then have steak with Jean-Claude Van Damm’s whole family and save some orphans from a mudslide.

  35. dave says:

    i feel bad for reem,,this is a bad matchup for him..he could beat most the other top 10 or even 5 hw..but brock has the style to make him look silly..brock is going to take him diwn and by round 2 reem wil be gased then brock will get 1 last take down and pound reem until he turtles ansd the fight is stoppen the end

  36. Robbie Wiggins says:

    Thats right, Mir does speak from experience and thats why tha 3rd fight with Brock will be tha one Mir sends Brock to the Hospital for some titanium implants!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  37. jeff says:

    you all talk like you think u know who is going to win, u dont know your not a UFC fighter, u dont know andd further more, this is MMA does everyone forget anything can happen?

  38. Zack says:

    Frank Mir is an idiot. Look at the picture he’s giving the fight away. You don’t throw a leg kick to a wrestler. He could’ve beat Lesnar both times. Overeem is gunna keep his distance an wait for Lesnar to make a noob mistake standing up.

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