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BlueSkiesBurn
4/4/12 7:42:10PM



Heavyweight contender Frank Mir comments on reports of Alistair Overeem’s failed drug test

Las Vegas, Nev. - With the news today that Alistair Overeem failed his “A” sample pre-fight drug test for UFC 146, heavyweight contender Frank Mir has commented on the rumors swirling regarding the UFC’s next steps regarding UFC 146.

“I would be excited if given the opportunity to compete for the UFC's heavyweight title at UFC 146 if the reports released earlier today regarding Alistair Overeem failing his 'A' sample drug test are true.”

“I have been fortunate to be able to fight in the UFC for more than a decade, and it is a dream of mine to become the first three-time heavyweight champion in the UFC. Being able to fight Junior Dos Santos would put me one step closer to that dream,” Mir added.

Mir’s next fight is scheduled for May 26 at UFC 146 against former heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez.

Mir is 16-5 in his MMA career, with 14 of those wins coming in the UFC. Known for his ability to submit his opponents, power and athletic ability, Mir has only had three fights decided by a decision, all of which he won.

He has won four of his last five fights and seven of his last nine. In his last fight on December 10, he submitted Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira in the first round.

The 32 year-old Las Vegas native trains in his hometown at Xtreme Couture. He began training in martial arts under his father, Frank, Sr.. who was a police officer and Kenpo Karate master. He currently holds black belts in both Kenpo Karate and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

While attending Bonanza High School in Las Vegas, Mir won a state wrestling title as a senior, starred in football and still holds regional track and field records in discus.

Fans can follow Mir through his web site at www.FrankMir.com or through his Twitter handle @TheFrankMir.



Josh Gross tweeted about this press release. I received the same one, so here it is.
mattjonesy
4/4/12 7:45:17PM
So dissapointed with this situation, really puts a downer on the heavyweight division imo.
rush13
4/4/12 9:03:24PM
Big-time shitty situation now...

Murr didn't win, Big Nog lost the fight...Murr would get destroyed by Dos Santos and Hunt lacks star-power and isn't a big of enough draw for a casual fan.

Plus Cain needs a fight before a rematch.

WOW, this sucks!!!
gartface
4/4/12 9:52:02PM

Posted by rush13

Big-time shitty situation now...

Murr didn't win, Big Nog lost the fight...Murr would get destroyed by Dos Santos and Hunt lacks star-power and isn't a big of enough draw for a casual fan.

Plus Cain needs a fight before a rematch.

WOW, this sucks!!!



Because he wasn't the first person to submit Antonio Nogueira or anything. Not to mention, he did it in Nogueira fashion, weathering the storm and coming back to submit him.

bjj1605
4/4/12 10:20:37PM

Posted by rush13

Murr didn't win, Big Nog lost the fight...



You're going to have to explain that statement man.

I assume that you're referring to the fact that Nog didn't try to pound him out.

Guess what.

Fighters make a million decisions in a fight. Any one of those decisions can be the difference between a win and a loss.

Mir capitalized on an opening. He showed heart, determination, and skill. He is the only man to ever submit Big Nog and he did one better... he jacked up his arm.

No one is going to be happy about Overeem vs Dos Santos being cancelled (if it is.) But lets make the best of a bad situation.

Mir is one of the best fighters in the division. He's always exciting. And he poses some interesting stylistic challenges for Dos Santos.

Instead of hating on Mir (who, once again, is just trying to capitalize on an opportunity) you should direct the hate towards Overeem. It's his fault that the fans are in this situation.
warglory
4/4/12 10:24:11PM

Posted by bjj1605


Posted by rush13

Murr didn't win, Big Nog lost the fight...



You're going to have to explain that statement man.

I assume that you're referring to the fact that Nog didn't try to pound him out.

Guess what.

Fighters make a million decisions in a fight. Any one of those decisions can be the difference between a win and a loss.

Mir capitalized on an opening. He showed heart, determination, and skill. He is the only man to ever submit Big Nog and he did one better... he jacked up his arm.

No one is going to be happy about Overeem vs Dos Santos being cancelled (if it is.) But lets make the best of a bad situation.

Mir is one of the best fighters in the division. He's always exciting. And he poses some interesting stylistic challenges for Dos Santos.

Instead of hating on Mir (who, once again, is just trying to capitalize on an opportunity) you should direct the hate towards Overeem. It's his fault that the fans are in this situation.



Always entertaining against anyone not named CroCop.
prozacnation1978
4/4/12 10:26:25PM
I am down with jds vs mir. I just wanna see a title fight in Vegas

Have Cain vs big foot

Nelson vs meathead or Kongo
Bubbles
4/4/12 11:51:57PM

Posted by rush13
Murr didn't win, Big Nog lost the fight.



so no fighter ever wins a fight, its just that his opponent lost and as a formality Mir gets the win?
godofdixie
4/5/12 12:38:41AM
overeem pissed hot? i must say i'm honestly just as surprised as the rest of you. this fucks my weekend all up
bjj1605
4/5/12 12:45:38AM

Posted by warglory


Always entertaining against anyone not named CroCop.



Damn you and your correct usage of counter examples!

infestructure
4/5/12 1:27:39AM
I'd say Hunto's star power is higher than Mir's, due to his being well respected in K1. K1 was a big thing - not just big in Japan.
airkerma
4/5/12 8:59:10AM
I'm not really thrilled at the prospect of Mir fighting JDS, but he is on a much moer legit streak than Hunt. I don't have a problem with Hunt at all, but beating Kongo should not propel you into a title fight. I realize that there have been more odd title shots in the past, but that need not set a precedent. If AO does have to sit this one out, Mir should get the fight...and I have no doubt in my mind that AO should be cut. This is probably 50 times worse than the Marquardt situation and if Dana lets this one slide then it truly proves that there's one set of rules for the stars and another set for the rest of us.
gartface
4/5/12 9:41:47AM

Posted by infestructure

I'd say Hunto's star power is higher than Mir's, due to his being well respected in K1. K1 was a big thing - not just big in Japan.



Yeah, I could understand putting Hunt up against Dos Santos if the fight was in Australia, New Zealand, or Japan, but this is in Las Vegas, in Mir's backyard and he is a much bigger name in the US than Hunt. Not to mention, Mir is an all-around better fighter.
KingCmb
4/5/12 12:51:38PM
my nut hugging aside no one else deserves the fight more atm and he can test jds
rush13
4/5/12 1:57:48PM

Posted by bjj1605


Posted by rush13

Murr didn't win, Big Nog lost the fight...



You're going to have to explain that statement man.

I assume that you're referring to the fact that Nog didn't try to pound him out.

Guess what.

Fighters make a million decisions in a fight. Any one of those decisions can be the difference between a win and a loss.

Mir capitalized on an opening. He showed heart, determination, and skill. He is the only man to ever submit Big Nog and he did one better... he jacked up his arm.

No one is going to be happy about Overeem vs Dos Santos being cancelled (if it is.) But lets make the best of a bad situation.

Mir is one of the best fighters in the division. He's always exciting. And he poses some interesting stylistic challenges for Dos Santos.

Instead of hating on Mir (who, once again, is just trying to capitalize on an opportunity) you should direct the hate towards Overeem. It's his fault that the fans are in this situation.



The ONLY reason Murr beat Big Nog was cuz Big Nog stopped punching and tried to submit Murr to prove a point...if Big Nog had continued punching Murr he would've won the fight 100%.
rush13
4/5/12 2:00:04PM

Posted by bjj1605


Posted by warglory


Always entertaining against anyone not named CroCop.



Damn you and your correct usage of counter examples!




U forgot Big Country too.
rush13
4/5/12 2:04:04PM

Posted by Bubbles


Posted by rush13
Murr didn't win, Big Nog lost the fight.



so no fighter ever wins a fight, its just that his opponent lost and as a formality Mir gets the win?



No, read the other msg, I explained it, its different when a fighter gives the fight away...I'm with stupid sign coming from a guy who says Ubereem doesn't take steroids
mrsmiley
4/5/12 3:31:29PM
The situation sucks all around. Not really wanting to see Mir vs JDS but what the hell.
bjj1605
4/5/12 8:32:47PM

Posted by rush13


The ONLY reason Murr beat Big Nog was cuz Big Nog stopped punching and tried to submit Murr to prove a point...if Big Nog had continued punching Murr he would've won the fight 100%.



Are you kidding me right now?

Please read my above post.

In fights, fighters make decisions. Nog made a bad one. That's not a legit excuse.

You can't say "Fighter A only lost to Fighter B because Fighter A did X."

I could literally put any two fighters names into that statement and some random variable for X.

"Machida only lost to Jon Jones because he dropped his left hand in the second round."

"Mendes only lost to Aldo because he let his head get too low when he was trying to take Aldo down."

And guess what else.

Nog deciding not to pound on Mir does NOT equal Mir winning the fight. If Nog goes for a sub instead of pounding on Mir, Mir still has to do something to win the fight.

At MOST you are making an argument for Nog not winning AT THAT MOMENT. You're not making an argument for why Mir won. What explains how Mir was able to submit Nog after Nog made this horrible decision? Nothing except heart and skill and determination.

Not to mention the fact that this was their SECOND meeting. The first time around, Nog got destroyed. But I'm sure you've got a great excuse for that one too.

Excuses are like assholes my friend. Everyone has one and almost all of them stink.
bjj1605
4/5/12 8:37:45PM

Posted by rush13


Posted by Bubbles


Posted by rush13
Murr didn't win, Big Nog lost the fight.



so no fighter ever wins a fight, its just that his opponent lost and as a formality Mir gets the win?



No, read the other msg, I explained it, its different when a fighter gives the fight away...I'm with stupid sign coming from a guy who says Ubereem doesn't take steroids



He's pointing out a flaw in your logic man.

I've seen people get into formal logic discussions on this site before (it almost never goes anywhere.) There was one recently and I've done it in the past.

Lets leave it at this:

Your argument is based on HORRIBLE logic. No body even needs to take your argument on directly because it defeats its self with its own absurdity.
rush13
4/5/12 9:17:35PM

Posted by bjj1605


Posted by rush13


Posted by Bubbles


Posted by rush13
Murr didn't win, Big Nog lost the fight.



so no fighter ever wins a fight, its just that his opponent lost and as a formality Mir gets the win?



No, read the other msg, I explained it, its different when a fighter gives the fight away...I'm with stupid sign coming from a guy who says Ubereem doesn't take steroids



He's pointing out a flaw in your logic man.

I've seen people get into formal logic discussions on this site before (it almost never goes anywhere.) There was one recently and I've done it in the past.

Lets leave it at this:

Your argument is based on HORRIBLE logic. No body even needs to take your argument on directly because it defeats its self with its own absurdity.



Give me a fucking break...I'm pretty confident that I'm not the only one who thinks that...whatever dude, that's your opinion on it, and I also notice you're a Mir fan, what a surprise, so that has no reason why you're going on about this so much.
Adrenaline
4/5/12 9:34:40PM

Posted by rush13


Give me a fucking break...I'm pretty confident that I'm not the only one who thinks that...whatever dude, that's your opinion on it, and I also notice you're a Mir fan, what a surprise, so that has no reason why you're going on about this so much.




No he keeps going on about it because you are flat out wrong, nothing that you have said on the subject is valid. That's a rude way of putting it but I don't know how else to say it. Big Nog is one of the greatest of all time, but he has lost to Mir twice now. Try giving Mir credit for beating a legend twice rather than making excuses for a guy that needs none.
KingCmb
4/5/12 9:36:34PM

Posted by rush13


Posted by bjj1605


Posted by rush13


Posted by Bubbles


Posted by rush13
Murr didn't win, Big Nog lost the fight.



so no fighter ever wins a fight, its just that his opponent lost and as a formality Mir gets the win?


I am a Mir fan but I think most of the guys who are disagreeing with you are really just fans of not being a tool on forums but hey at least bjj1605 didn't win this argument you just lost it
No, read the other msg, I explained it, its different when a fighter gives the fight away...I'm with stupid sign coming from a guy who says Ubereem doesn't take steroids



He's pointing out a flaw in your logic man.

I've seen people get into formal logic discussions on this site before (it almost never goes anywhere.) There was one recently and I've done it in the past.

Lets leave it at this:

Your argument is based on HORRIBLE logic. No body even needs to take your argument on directly because it defeats its self with its own absurdity.



Give me a fucking break...I'm pretty confident that I'm not the only one who thinks that...whatever dude, that's your opinion on it, and I also notice you're a Mir fan, what a surprise, so that has no reason why you're going on about this so much.

KingCmb
4/5/12 9:43:37PM
That looks wrong and won't let me edit but what I mention is he may be A Mir fan but he's really just acting like a fan of not being a tool but hey at least bjj1605 didn't win this fight you just lost it
Pookie
4/5/12 10:19:44PM

Posted by bjj1605

Excuses are like assholes my friend. Everyone has one and almost all of them stink.



Unless you clean them.

Sometimes there are clean excuses that smell right and are ok to have your girlfriend stick her tongue in. If you're in love, of course.
Bubbles
4/5/12 11:37:18PM

Posted by rush13

No, read the other msg, I explained it, its different when a fighter gives the fight away...I'm with stupid sign coming from a guy who says Ubereem doesn't take steroids



show me where he took steroids. Please provide proof if you are going to make idiotic statements. TRT is not the same as injecting steroids
Bubbles
4/5/12 11:39:51PM

Posted by the-king
... but hey at least bjj1605 didn't win this fight you just lost it


grappler0000
4/5/12 11:57:35PM
Let's make sure we keep it clean, guys. And remember, your opinion is not a fact.
spikerman19
4/6/12 2:21:14AM
How about we keep JDS vs Overoid but change it to a 5 round non-title fight. Still want to see the fight but do not want to see the belt change hands due to roids.
Bubbles
4/6/12 7:28:19AM

Posted by spikerman19

How about we keep JDS vs Overoid but change it to a 5 round non-title fight. Still want to see the fight but do not want to see the belt change hands due to roids.



show me a positive steroid test, I have yet to see one
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