Former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir will return to the octagon this Saturday when he squares off with perennial contender Mark Hunt in the main event of ‘UFC Brisbane’.
The heavyweight submission specialist is well aware that standing and trading punches with former K1 champion Mark Hunt would likely be a bad idea, so he has been focusing a lot on his grappling.
Mir, who has broken two limbs via submission during his time in the octagon, recently spoke with MMAJunkie where he sent out a warning to the “Super Samoan”:
“I’ve worked a lot of leg attacks,” stated Mir. “I love leg locks and heel hooks and kneebars. They’re complex and hard to avoid. I feel like if we get down to the ground, defending his legs is going to be very difficult, especially because his main concern is getting up – not worrying about his feet.
“I have the hip drive that when I grab something, it’s not going to be uncomfortable. He’s going to have to make the decision of it he wants to continue fighting or go ahead and lose that fight. When I say continue fighting, I mean if he taps, he can continue on (with his career). Kneebars and heel hooks at his age could take him out of competition for an extremely long time.”
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