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Frank Mir Critical Of Brock Lesnar's Abilities

    Wed, 2009-06-24 21:53 — chernobyl kid

    June 19, 2004 is a day that Frank Mir will never forget. That was the day that Mir defeated Tim Sylvia at UFC 48: Payback in just 50 seconds to win the UFC heavyweight championship, breaking Sylvia's arm in the process. Before he ever had a chance to defend the title, Mir was struck by a motorcycle and put on the shelf for a year and a half, forcing the UFC to strip him of the title. Fiive years later, Mir has the opportunity to once again wear the UFC heavyweight championship belt that he once held. To do that, he will have to get by Brock Lesnar, a man Mir had defeated in Lesnar's UFC debut in February of 2008.

    If Brock Lesnar was never in the WWE, he would never have gotten a title shot, Frank Mir recently told Maxim. But thats how people get paid. The bottom line is its not always about whos a better fighter.

    Lesnar has stated that he should have won the first fight. Lesnar grounded Mir and was pounding away on him early in the first round, however referee Steve Mazzagatti quickly stood them up and deducted a point from Lesnar for hitting Mir on the back of the head. When the fight resumed, Lesnar quickly took Mir down again, however was caught in a kneebar, causing Lesnar to tap out at 1:30 of the first round.

    Frank knows deep down that he lost that fight," Lesnar said. "He got a Christmas present.

    Mir denies that the victory was in any way tainted. Through the grapevine we found out that Brock hired lawyers to look over the officiating rules, but they couldnt find nothing wrong with any of it," Mir stated. "I look at it as a great victory. He couldnt put me away with his power. Brock was trying to win the fight real quickly by landing a couple shots and not doing damage. Thats not really an honorable way to try to win.

    All I remember from last time is him whimpering and wincing as I was tapping him.

    Mir also was critical of Lesnar's abilities, saying If you watched when he wrestled in college, his abilities were not very technical. He used his size and his power. He won matches by one and two points, drew the pace down, got real boring.

    As for his own submission skills, Mir was far from humble.

    Theres no way anybody can roll with me for 25 minutes and not get tapped. Its just impossible.

    KibunInc's picture

    I hope Mir wins again only because I do not like the way Lesner gets a title shot after only a few MMA events.

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    overcat's picture

    KibunInc;24680 wrote:
    I hope Mir wins again only because I do not like the way Lesner gets a title shot after only a few MMA events.

    I think that argument died months ago, when Lesnar impressively TKO'd Couture.

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    KibunInc's picture

    overcat;24687 wrote:
    I think that argument died months ago, when Lesnar impressively TKO'd Couture.

    Yes he beat Randy but being his only second fight in the UFC he should not have been fighting Randy. Like I said on another thread this is why Dana White is a problem for the UFC. He let his ego get in the way of making good decisins. Or maybe there just are no heavy weights in the UFC worth watching?

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    someguy's picture

    Kibun, I'm not certain, but I think that Randy got a title shot in three fights...not so different, in a diffferent kind of way.

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    beowulf's picture

    chernobyl kid;24675 wrote:
    As for his own submission skills, Mir was far from humble.

    Theres no way anybody can roll with me for 25 minutes and not get tapped. Its just impossible.

    Roy Nelson embarrassed Frank Mir in a grappling match. Mir's grappling is fundamentally flawed. He doesn't do well on the ground in MMA either, when competing against higher level grapplers (see: Pe de Pano and Brandon Vera).

    Now that Steve Mazzagatti won't be reffing to save Mir this time around, Lesnar is going to straight up brutalize him.

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