Frank Mir Discusses Game Plan For Junior dos Santos
By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer
Frank Mir steps into the Octagon with UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior dos Santos later this month and discussed the fight and how he sees things playing out while speaking to The OC Register this week.
“I’m going to go ahead and strike with him, probably more than Carwin wanted to and some of these other guys and try to lull him into lowering his striking defense. If I get him into a rhythm where it’s a boxing match, it will be easier to shoot or take him down. If you are shotting right of fthe bat and are grabbing a leg and that person’s waiting for it, it’s like any combat tactic. It’s very easy to stop what you are expecting.”
Mir also discussed dos Santos_ BJJ game and where things went wrong for Shane Carwin when he fought JDS:
“The only footage I saw was on YouTube from five years ago and it was his only loss. It was like a two-minute fight in Brazil where he got armbarred.”
“It has (surprised me), especially the Shane Carwin fight. You can go back and look at some of my comments last year. I was very confident. Obviously Shane Carwin was not the boxer that dos Santos was, but I thought he’d be able to push him against the cage and get him down on the ground. And he was extremely unsuccessful and had a very hard time and got caught with a good right.”
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