“I think the advantage of being well rounded is not having to force anything. As long as we’re boxing with each other, I feel very comfortable against Cheick Kongo. Obviously I don’t want to eat one of his knees, so I probably will try to strike with him a lot because if I just try to dive at him there’s always a chance of taking one of those.”
Posted by AchillesHeel
I'm just going to go ahead and assume that Mir is playing pre-match head-games here.
Posted by breakdown5
Does it really make sense to gameplan to fight an opponent where he's strongest? I don't think so, and I hope Mir is just putting this out there to mix things up. Mir's striking has come a long way, but Kongo is still better. Mir should take it down and get the quick sub stoppage. I'm pretty sure it would be smarter to get a quick sub victory than to get banged out on the feet and risk cuts/injuries that could keep you sidelined.
More importantly, Mir has nothing compared to Cain in the wrestling department. Mir's Nevada state championship means quite little compared to multiple All-American finishes. Kongo can defend Mir's takedowns and destroy him.
Posted by Twenty20Dollars
Someone should tell Mir to watch Kongo's last fight.
I dont think Mir has a chin like Cain, so if Mir gets dropped by Kongo which I think he will, Kongo will pounce on him and finish him or just straight up KO him.
Posted by AnDeRsonDaSiLvA
i hope kongo knocks the jeff curran outta mirs mouth
Posted by prozacnation1978
i hope he is joking??
take him down and sub him, easy done with,
Frank Mir plans on striking with Cheick Kongo at UFC 107