Which Frank Mir Will We See At UFC on Fox 7?

Frank Mir has well and truly been there and done it in the UFC‘s Heavyweight division. He has fought some of the best fighters on the planet, earning himself the title twice during his UFC tenure. On the way Mir has also collected arms and legs from his opponents due to his superior BJJ skills.

With all his success Mir has also experienced some pretty heavy losses, and I don’t think this is down to him being a bad fighter. I think Mir is truly a top tier fighter even though many disagree, and I also think he has a real shot of beating Cormier, if the best Frank Mir shows up.

What I mean by that is the kind of Mir that showed up against Brandon Vera, Brock Lesnar (2nd match), Shane Carwin or Junior dos Santos just will not cut it. So why does such a talented guy have so many occasions in the UFC where he just seems vacant? For me it’s a combination of things.

Firstly I don’t think his training camps have been of suitable quality. His cardio hasn’t been up to scratch, his gameplans have been at times absurd, and he just didn’t seem focused on fight night. For example, in his fight with Carwin he seemed like he had checked out. On the way to the ring Mir’s eyes seemed glazed, almost empty and once the ref signalled the start of the fight it was clear that Carwin was going to ruin the former champ.

In contrast to his sub-par performances, Mir has some seriously good wins. Anyone who can boast two finishes over Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira is a top level fighter in my opinion. His boxing in the first Nogueira fight was super slick. His submission game in the rematch was so tight, but I’m left wondering ‘Which Frank Mir will show up on Saturday?’.

I think that Mir’s recent changing of camps could be a huge factor. Moving to Jackson’s will undoubtedly be the greatest move of his career win or lose against Cormier. My thinking behind that is that Jackson’s fighters are renowned for their excellent use of gameplans. As well as this it has been reported that Mir has trained very hard on cardio and conditioning.

In summary, I think that if Mir can stick to a gameplan, his mind is in the game and he has worked his cardio then the Frank Mir that shows up on Saturday will finish Cormier. Stay tuned to Lowkick!


8 Comments

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    Endo

    April 19, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    The bloody one.

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      Baby Ads

      April 20, 2013 at 3:37 am

      mir is so ripped in the weigh in but he is going to be sleeper in this fight, he sleeps because of the fist of the fat dude he is dreaming, sweet dreams frank mir, hopefully you'll wake in a while.

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        Endo

        April 20, 2013 at 11:24 am

        Baby Aids there's no part of that comment that didn't hurt my brain in some way. If you're going to set-up a joke then you need to think a bit more about your economy of words/English and being less false by reaching for the concept to work. Here's what you did wrong/some abuse:

        "Mir is so ripped" – A Positive.

        "but he is going to be the sleeper" – Only makes sense if preceded by a negative. Already makes no sense from reaching too hard to make joke work.

        "he sleeps because of the fist of the fat dude he is dreaming" It's difficult to know where to start with that – it's difficult to ********read if I'm being completely honest… which, when it comes to writing, is pretty much your number one concern. It also suggests that Mir has been dreaming about Cormier's fist, is it possible you've confused this fight with something from your extensive gay-**** collection?

        "sweet dreams frank mir, hopefully you'll wake in a while."
        I don't know if were even talking about the fight at this point or you're just talking directly to Frank (see gay-**** collection, evidence?? YOU DECIDE.). If you were talking about the fight it's chronologically incorrect as you suggest he's already already been KO'd.

        Here's what you should have said:

        'Mir's the sleeper in this fight, because he's getting knocked out.'

        Sleek, compact, too the point, it works and it doesn't make the person reading it want to blind themselves.

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    FoetusFarm

    April 19, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    i wish mir would lose a few pounds and work solidly on his cardio it looked like he gassed in the 1st minute against big nog and dos santos. other than that the only thing really stopping him is when he decides not to block punches

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    KeithFarrell

    April 19, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    hopefully the best ever, now that he is training hard at Jackson's.

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    Pride4Ever

    April 19, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    MIr with cardio, and good boxing and soild TDD would be a great thing to see. i hope he can do it!!!

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    DG1

    April 20, 2013 at 12:25 am

    Some will disagree, but I'd love to see Mir get a win. His mount aside, he's one of the last old-school guys still in the race, along with Vitor and the Nogs. He looked pretty ripped in the staredowns, and I wouldn't think he'll bulk up much before the fight sine his 257 weigh-in was way less than the 265 max. If he's light enough to be nimble and get out of the way of Cormier's hands, it will be a long night for DC.

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