Frank Mir Talks Upcoming Title Fight With Junior Dos Santos
By MATT MOLGAARD
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer
If there’s anything Frank Mir doesn’t lack, it is self-confidence. The former UFC heavyweight champion of the world is a well-spoken, intelligent individual who always believes, wholeheartedly that he’s capable of defeating any man to enter a cage with him. Plenty of fans bash the top five contender, but his candid while (usually) classy demeanor is a respectable quality.
Now that he’s been booked to fill the gap that Alistair Overeem created at UFC 146, Mir is addressing the fight, and his personal stance on the somewhat unexpected revelation.
"I just kind of did the math in my own mind," Mir stated on The MMA Hour. "My team around me, we all pretty much felt that if dos Santos were to stay on the card, and Overeem was not able to challenge for the title, then I was the most logical person to step in. So as we were still training for Cain (Velasquez), there was that at the back of my mind, okay, be prepared for this to happen also."
Mir doesn’t pull the punches however, and he’s got an idea of what to expect once the octagon door locks at UFC 146.
"I still pose a very large threat to dos Santos. I still think it_ll be an interesting cat-and-mouse game between me and Junior, because what I want to be able to impose on him, he_s going to try to avoid, and vice versa."
While Mir certainly isn’t unveiling his gameplan, it seems he’s well aware that is going to be a challenging fight, likely for both men.
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