Josh Barnett welcomes UFC import, thinks Cormier will stop Mir in the second

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prophecy033
7/31/12 10:33:54PM
A new door opened, at least in theory, to Strikeforce fighters this past week when ex-UFC champ Frank Mir was exported to fight Daniel Cormier in October.

While Cormier's engagement is frequently billed as the last in the Strikeforce heavyweight division before being folded, the man he defeated to win the promotion's heavyweight grand prix title also is owed a fight.

That man, Josh Barnett, is one of the more marketable fighters in the division despite a recent loss to Cormier. As quick with submissions as he is in interviews, he would be a welcome addition to the UFC.

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187
7/31/12 10:55:33PM
if not sooner, Mir needs to shed all that Lesnar weight and get some speed back, although even if he did, i'd still pick DC here.
prophecy033
7/31/12 11:03:03PM


The fight that I really wanna see is Mir vs Barnett. These guys are a lot alike. Both are primarily Submission guys that have worked really hard on their standup. Not just are their fight games the same but their both extremely smart guys.

Mir 6'3" 260lbs 16wins 6losses
Barnett 6'3" 250 31wins 6losses
187
7/31/12 11:47:30PM
good point, if it wasn't for Barnett's.. problems, we probably would've already gotten a trilogy out of them. I think it's an inevitability that they'll one day meet, especially if they each share a common loss to DC while he gets thrown into the title picture.
Bustamante-Aoki
8/1/12 11:56:27AM
Yeah, Mir vs. Barnett is the fight that I want to see too.

DC vs. Mir will probably play out much like Barnett vs DC did.
rush13
8/1/12 12:49:53PM

Posted by prophecy033



The fight that I really wanna see is Mir vs Barnett. These guys are a lot alike. Both are primarily Submission guys that have worked really hard on their standup. Not just are their fight games the same but their both extremely smart guys.

Mir 6'3" 260lbs 16wins 6losses
Barnett 6'3" 250 31wins 6losses



I came on here to say the same thing lol I've been wanting to see this fight for quite a while now...my buddy is a Murr fan and I like Barnett so this fight should happen after Cormier kicks Murr's ass, Cormier (T)KO round 2
MiniMan
8/1/12 2:00:02PM
DC!!! More like Carwin / Mir I think. 1st Round KO
Boo_Radley21
8/1/12 3:47:29PM
Who is Barnett fighting?
KingCmb
8/1/12 4:14:47PM
Mir he finds ways to win and i think hell do the same against dc and take advantage of his inexpierence i know hes beaten some top guys but other than barnett i dont think theire top flight. i always back mir and wont stop now when you count him out he makes another run


after the accident counted out

after the lesnar loss counted out

after the carwin loss counted out

after the jds loss - hell be back

mir is a bandwagon jumpers best freind everyone piles on right before a big fight but i see a select few who really ride or die with frank and ill always captain that war wagon those who know me know iv been a die hard

bottom line MIR RD2 SUB
pmoney
8/1/12 6:58:45PM

Posted by the-king

Mir he finds ways to win and i think hell do the same against dc and take advantage of his inexpierence i know hes beaten some top guys but other than barnett i dont think theire top flight. i always back mir and wont stop now when you count him out he makes another run


after the accident counted out

after the lesnar loss counted out

after the carwin loss counted out

after the jds loss - hell be back

mir is a bandwagon jumpers best freind everyone piles on right before a big fight but i see a select few who really ride or die with frank and ill always captain that war wagon those who know me know iv been a die hard

bottom line MIR RD2 SUB



Your loyalty is commendable sir! Its funny how some people ditch their "favorite" fighters after a loss or two
prophecy033
8/1/12 8:03:12PM

Posted by pmoney


Posted by the-king

Mir he finds ways to win and i think hell do the same against dc and take advantage of his inexpierence i know hes beaten some top guys but other than barnett i dont think theire top flight. i always back mir and wont stop now when you count him out he makes another run


after the accident counted out

after the lesnar loss counted out

after the carwin loss counted out

after the jds loss - hell be back

mir is a bandwagon jumpers best freind everyone piles on right before a big fight but i see a select few who really ride or die with frank and ill always captain that war wagon those who know me know iv been a die hard

bottom line MIR RD2 SUB



Your loyalty is commendable sir! Its funny how some people ditch their "favorite" fighters after a loss or two

I've been a Belfort fan through everything, his loses, his sisters kidnapping and through that front kick to the face from Anderson The shitty part is that its on the menu screen on UFC Undisputed 3
Wolfenstein
8/2/12 3:40:26PM
Love the matchup, even though I think Cormier is a really bad stylistic matchup for Frank..

Josh is absolutely right...he'd be a real boon for the UFC. He has that kind of Chael Sonnen WWE schtick that does very well in promoting fights. I hope the UFC will let bigons be bigons and bring over when of the more exciting HW's in MMA.
prophecy033
8/2/12 7:18:08PM

Posted by Wolfenstein

Love the matchup, even though I think Cormier is a really bad stylistic matchup for Frank..

Josh is absolutely right...he'd be a real boon for the UFC. He has that kind of Chael Sonnen WWE schtick that does very well in promoting fights. I hope the UFC will let bigons be bigons and bring over when of the more exciting HW's in MMA.

why not, they've shown compassion for guys before
Bubbles
8/2/12 8:01:08PM

Posted by prophecy033


Posted by pmoney


Posted by the-king

mir is a bandwagon jumpers best freind everyone piles on right before a big fight but i see a select few who really ride or die with frank and ill always captain that war wagon those who know me know iv been a die hard

bottom line MIR RD2 SUB



Your loyalty is commendable sir! Its funny how some people ditch their "favorite" fighters after a loss or two

I've been a Belfort fan through everything, his loses, his sisters kidnapping and through that front kick to the face from Anderson The shitty part is that its on the menu screen on UFC Undisputed 3


None of you guys got shit on me...Keith Jardine War Wagon driver
hymiekooken
8/2/12 8:13:04PM

Posted by prophecy033


Posted by pmoney


Posted by the-king

Mir he finds ways to win and i think hell do the same against dc and take advantage of his inexpierence i know hes beaten some top guys but other than barnett i dont think theire top flight. i always back mir and wont stop now when you count him out he makes another run


after the accident counted out

after the lesnar loss counted out

after the carwin loss counted out

after the jds loss - hell be back

mir is a bandwagon jumpers best freind everyone piles on right before a big fight but i see a select few who really ride or die with frank and ill always captain that war wagon those who know me know iv been a die hard

bottom line MIR RD2 SUB



Your loyalty is commendable sir! Its funny how some people ditch their "favorite" fighters after a loss or two

I've been a Belfort fan through everything, his loses, his sisters kidnapping and through that front kick to the face from Anderson The shitty part is that its on the menu screen on UFC Undisputed 3



Belfort !!!!!--Watching him made me an mma fan, I have been on that wagon since I started
Anyway, back to the subject at hand, Mir by sub in rd 1, No one bounces back from a loss like Frank Mir
george112
8/2/12 8:45:15PM
I think josh needs to take a stern hard look at how talent outside of the UFC compares with actual UFC fighters.

Mir is and has been in the UFC for a long time. Winning some and losing some.


I think Mirs experience will get him the win here. He needs to stick to a smart game plan and not get caught against the cage like he did against lesnar. Cormier is a stout guy and has some heavy hands. His wrestling ability is imo very dangerous for Mir. I would stick with throwing the jab countering effectively and using good head and foot movement. If though the standup turns out to be not in his favor he is gonna have no choice but to go for a takedown