Frank Mir Wouldn't Be Happy If He Isn't Picked To Face JDS
By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer
Dana White has already went on record and stated that Frank Mir and Cain Velasquez will still fight each other at UFC 146 even if a replacement is needed in the main event, but if he isn_t the replacement Mir won_t be happy and talked about it on MMA Live this weekend:
"As of right now, I_m still training for Cain. Obviously, I_m like everybody else. I see that, in the background, there_s a possibility Overeem_s not going to be able to make the fight on the 26th, and if that_s the case, I wanna make sure I_m in a position where I can jump in."
"I feel that I have the most credentials, going into it. I think I have the longest winning streak of the heavyweights that were already posted on that card to fight. As far as what the rankings are, I feel I have the most credentials going in, and I_m motivated to do so".
"Obviously I_d feel a little slighted (if someone else were picked to fight dos Santos). But, both those guys (Hunt and Velasquez) are great fighters. I would never be mad at them for taking advantage of the situation. Would I be angry? Of course. I wouldn_t wanna be at my house on the night that_s announced. I would not be a happy individual. I would probably just stay away from my house for a couple of days."
"(Fighting JDS as opposed ot Velasquez) is a little bit of an adjustment, but I_d rather go in that direction than the other way. Just for the reason being the kind of conditioning it takes. Wrestling in the gym as much as I am with the kind of guys that are more wrestling-oriented, collegiate wrestlers, that conditioning is just extremely anaerobic and extraordinarily tough to train for. Anybody who trains realizes that anybody can spar three, four, five, six rounds, if it_s just striking with no takedowns. But maybe if you start taking people down and fighting on the ground and we wrestle to get back up, that_s when it_s extremely fatiguing. so, going from a grappler to have to prepare for a striker, I feel it_s easier than the other way around."
"I_m very much on the point of _innocent, until proven guilty._ If he has a hearing and he comes in and speaks, I wanna hear what he has to say and what_s going on. All six of us were tested on that day, that were on that stage, and he had some complications with his test, obviously. Give the man a chance to speak about it."
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