- FRANK MIR TO FIGHT JUSTIN McCULLY AT UFC 86

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nickcuc547
4/1/08 1:50:08PM
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight champion Frank Mir will fight Justin McCully on July 5 in Las Vegas, sources close to both camps have confirmed. Bout agreements have been signed, adding the first heavyweight match-up to a card headlined by Quinton Jackson and Forrest Griffin.

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Mchubb316
4/1/08 1:55:42PM
Hopefully Frank comes into this fight in shape. He looked like he trained hard for his last fight against Lesnar. This could be a good chance for Mir to get a win, and maybe a shot at a #1 contender fight for the belt.
gsquat
4/1/08 2:02:53PM
McCully is tough, but its another submission win for Mir.
gartface
4/1/08 2:20:14PM

Posted by Mchubb316

Hopefully Frank comes into this fight in shape. He looked like he trained hard for his last fight against Lesnar. This could be a good chance for Mir to get a win, and maybe a shot at a #1 contender fight for the belt.



From what I heard he only trained for 2 or 3 weeks before the Lesnar fight. He looked gassed after one round during the interview.

He'll make quick work of McCully.
Mchubb316
4/1/08 2:27:41PM
Really. He looked like he was in pretty good shape. A lot better shape than some of his previous fights.
jae_1833
4/1/08 2:44:15PM
Hmmmm....I don't think he'll be in the running for a title shot anytime soon, I would say at least 3 more wins. He needs to beat at least 2 top competitors from his division first. Although I don't think his div has top competitors much anymore.
Vendetta
4/1/08 4:13:37PM
Crap fight, Mir should kill McCully.
WhiteWidow
4/1/08 4:16:16PM

Posted by Vendetta

Crap fight, Mir should kill McCully.



agreed, there just trying to give Mir easily wins at this point to get in the top 10...then again Pe De Pano was suppose to be an easy win for him too, im taking Mir 1st round armbar
Titosux
4/1/08 4:44:59PM
What??? I didn't see this being the next fight for Mir.......I would think a downgrade fight from Lesnar.....
bls1919
4/1/08 4:50:00PM
Justin McCully is a way more skill4ed fighter than Lesnar. but still will be subd early by Mir
RMFG_187
4/1/08 5:09:42PM
its gonna be a decision win for Justin.
prozacnation1978
4/1/08 5:09:48PM
i am intrigued by the matchup, am looking forward to it when i go to vegas,
brutalbones
4/1/08 5:46:23PM
This is disapointing. How the hell is Mir supposed to get close to a title shot if they keep making him the gatekeeper of the HW division?
whardin19
4/1/08 5:48:38PM
McCully is tough so you can't say the guy doesn't have a chance. But, it's a pretty small chance. Mir by Submission in 2nd round.
StevieC
4/1/08 6:58:21PM

Posted by bls1919

Justin McCully is a way more skill4ed fighter than Lesnar.




I couldn't disagree with you more.......
rabbit915
4/1/08 9:20:10PM
I love Mir and think he is going to win but i think people are giving McCully a bad wrap. Hes a very skilled fighter and this one is going to be a technical ground battle. Should be a fun one to watch for those that are into that kind of thing.
Kpro
4/1/08 9:30:09PM
If McCully gets on top of Mir and looks as sloppy as he did against Hardonk from the top (which was excusable, as Hardonk doesn't have submissions from the guard in his repertoire), he'll be arm barred in 2 seconds.
Porch28
4/1/08 11:03:09PM
WHY WHY WHY
CornishMMA
4/2/08 5:56:13AM
Well i guess thats a prelim then

the UFC are dumb not using Frank Mir against a bigger name opponent and pushing him for a title shot, he is now their ONLY EX UFC HW CHAMPION!!! and he has come off a big win, like Breen said never again will there be this much interest in Frank
saemskin
4/2/08 8:20:23AM
Justin Mccully is a Tito Ortiz guy. Meaning he's mainly a wrestler trying for that gnp. I've seen him fight, his sub defense is about as good as mine. I think Mir will drop guard right away and let Justin think he's in his element, then mir will pull off something amazing with the quickness.

Frank Mir is amazing in terms of positioning his body just right.
rabbit915
4/2/08 8:53:35AM
McCully's BJJ is underrated. He does have a black belt. I dont think he has shown the full range of his submission skills yet.
saemskin
4/2/08 2:02:10PM

Posted by rabbit915

McCully's BJJ is underrated. He does have a black belt. I dont think he has shown the full range of his submission skills yet.

+

+1 if you're right. I would love to see mir's BJJ tested. I dont think he's fought anyone with his mastery of jits yet.
casey64
4/3/08 9:29:23AM
I got Mir round 1 submission
Vendetta
4/10/08 11:07:02PM

Posted by bls1919

Justin McCully is a way more skill4ed fighter than Lesnar. but still will be subd early by Mir



Lol, no he isn't.
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