Quote of the day : Frank Mir "Within Half-An-Inch Of Catching Brock Lesnar"

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scoozna
7/13/09 11:10:46AM
"When Lesnar didn't come after me, that really threw me off." "He didn't land any punches on his feet, did he?" "I didn't expect him to run." "He ran like a lightweight. ... It's my fault. I should have trained that he would be intimidated from the standup" fighting position."

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This is pretty delusional to me. Does anyone agree with this. I just didn't see it the same way Mir does, and I think he's kidding himself.
emfleek
7/13/09 11:14:19AM
He had Lesnar backpedaling and then threw in the Urijah-like flying knee and it was all downhill from there.

And by the way...I'm about sick of Mir praising his own standup as if he's some world class striker. It makes me want to puke.
McBee
7/13/09 11:15:40AM
He got owned and ridden, I knew it was going to happen but did not want it to. Brock is so big that he has to be kind of lucky right off to get a change to lock in something. I was pretty pissed people were booing Brock during and after the fight those short punches in the 1st did not look like much but were really doing damage. Kind of makes Randy's performance look better
Nightmare27
7/13/09 11:24:55AM
Wow, really. I guess thats pretty much what I would expect from Frank. I mean he "took out Nogueira."
wingman113
7/13/09 11:37:32AM
Im not so impressed by Brock, he just layed on top of Mir, without his size he would not be were he is today. But the man followed the game plan and pulled out the win so props to him. And as far as Mir goes i still think hes a better fighter and better guy. Ohh not taking anything away from Mirs win over Nogs, but Nogs just got out of the hospital for a serious staff infection and he had a bum knee.
McBee
7/13/09 11:41:11AM

Posted by wingman113

Im not so impressed by Brock, he just layed on top of Mir, without his size he would not be were he is today. But the man followed the game plan and pulled out the win so props to him. And as far as Mir goes i still think hes a better fighter and better guy. Ohh not taking anything away from Mirs win over Nogs, but Nogs just got out of the hospital for a serious staff infection and he had a bum knee.



No one is acting like the guy is a crazy technical fighter but he is extremely impressive, when he was "Laying" on Mir he was rearranging Mir's face and Mir could not defend the punches that is impressive. This was not a 5 round lay n pray like old Randleman or Coleman fights, it was a route with Mir being brutally beaten. Lesnar is a force.
BarryScott
7/13/09 11:49:23AM

Posted by wingman113

Im not so impressed by Brock, he just layed on top of Mir, without his size he would not be were he is today. But the man followed the game plan and pulled out the win so props to him. And as far as Mir goes i still think hes a better fighter and better guy. Ohh not taking anything away from Mirs win over Nogs, but Nogs just got out of the hospital for a serious staff infection and he had a bum knee.



People keep saying this but it's complete crap!!!

If it was just Brock's size that got him where he is then why aren't Bob Sapp and Hong Choi-Man UFC Heavyweight Champions?

Brock has great technique and can control his opponents superbly, he's good at getting his opponents in awkward positions and landing clean shots when not in a lot of space himself. He also moves like a Lightweight and dominates his opponents like they're ragdolls.

Being strong is one thing, but being able to use that strength and apply it in an MMA fight is a completely different story, anyone who trains will know this.
tdietel01
7/13/09 11:55:42AM
lesnar sure out struck him on the ground didnt he And this didnt shut him up?
cmill21
7/13/09 12:05:23PM
Well, bob and hmc are both far to heavy to fight in the ufc lol.
bigbubbano23
7/13/09 12:41:29PM
anyone know when the third fight is? my guess is next february
McBee
7/13/09 12:47:37PM

Posted by bigbubbano23

anyone know when the third fight is? my guess is next february



I hope not, just build the damn arena in Russia and get Fedor, heh heh, pie in the sky. someone needs to test Brock's chin, get Carwin or Cro Cop or somebody slap a half decent sprawl on Kongo and get him in there I do not care if they do not deserve a title shot. I do not want to see Nogueira die in the cage so please do not throw him in there.
The_Metal_Maniac
7/13/09 12:49:47PM
I really don't have a problem with a fighter showing confidence.
Giant_Ochai
7/13/09 1:35:27PM
Looked to me like Brock Lesnar demolished Frank Mir under MMA rules.
Rush
7/13/09 1:39:20PM
Mir sounds like a delusional fan in a forum about to get pwnt. This is complete nonsense.

I can already see the slow, steady decline of Mir's fan-base.
Menard_StC
7/13/09 1:47:39PM
Mir got destroyed, just like I knew he would.

However, did you idiots watch the fight? He landed a hard knee and came within about a centimeter of landing a pretty vicious looking hook. Brock was scared to stand with him and he was panicking.
The_Metal_Maniac
7/13/09 1:49:03PM

Posted by Menard_StC

Mir got destroyed, just like I knew he would.

However, did you idiots watch the fight? He landed a hard knee and came within about a centimeter of landing a pretty vicious looking hook. Brock was scared to stand with him and he was panicking.



The most sure fire way to get your point across is to insult the users of this site. I'll have to try that next time.
whardin19
7/13/09 1:53:09PM
You know I like Frank Mir but he's slowly losing me as a fan. He's starting to sound delusional like Tito Ortiz. You lost Frank get over it. Brock whipped you on the ground and took the title home and then got on his wife. Eventually I think there will be a Trilogy to this feud. But right now Frank needs to be quiet get back to business and beat the people he needs to beat to get his rematch. Because we all know Cain Velasquez and Shane Carwin are ahead of him in the hunt for a title shot.
emfleek
7/13/09 1:53:34PM

Posted by Rush

I can already see the slow, steady decline of Mir's fan-base.



Personally, I would never say that I was a Mir fan to begin with. I never disliked the guy but never did hang from his sac, either. However, as I watched him as a coach on TUF, I just got to the point where I was on the fence about liking him. And then all of the pre-match hype for this fight w/Lesnar just put me over the edge.

"I dropped Nogueria."

And now, Frank...

"I was destroyed by a WWE wrestler."
emfleek
7/13/09 1:54:43PM
By the way...

"Close" only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades.
Nightmare27
7/13/09 2:05:14PM
Unfortunetly for Franky if or when they do fight again he isnt going to get any closer. He must still be concussed.
Rush
7/13/09 2:08:34PM

Posted by emfleek

By the way...

"Close" only counts in horseshoes.




Maybe he is talking about the one that Brock "took out of his ass"???


I never cared for Mir myself. I didn't watch TUF 9 and tried to avoid the pre-100 hype, though what I did see bothered me. However, even if GSP said stuff like this it would bother me.
emfleek
7/13/09 2:17:27PM

Posted by Rush

However, even if GSP said stuff like this it would bother me.



Agreed. I've never been a big fan of trash talk when it's taken to the extreme that Mir and Lesnar took it. A perfect example would be Donald Cerrone. He's one of my favorite fighters but his recent comments directed towards Jamie Varner have really irked me. Too much more of that will cause me to stop rooting for him.
lohmann
7/13/09 2:22:15PM
I was a Mir fan for this fight because of my disgust with Brock Lesnar. Notice how everybody is flocking to Shane Carwin because he seems the biggest challenge for Lesnar at heavyweight? (If Cain wins, he'll get even more fans suddenly too.)

People pay to see Lesnar hoping he loses. It's the complete opposite of the Fedor effect. It's surreal, really.
emfleek
7/13/09 2:25:44PM

Posted by lohmann

People pay to see Lesnar hoping he loses. It's the complete opposite of the Fedor effect. It's surreal, really.



Though I don't disagree with this statement, I'd like to say I personally watch to see how much he's improved from fight to fight.

Oh and because I'm a UFC wh*re.
babytater03
7/13/09 2:26:00PM

Posted by emfleek

He had Lesnar backpedaling and then threw in the Urijah-like flying knee and it was all downhill from there.

And by the way...I'm about sick of Mir praising his own standup as if he's some world class striker. It makes me want to puke.



amen

a-mf-men
ThePlague
7/13/09 2:29:40PM
This confirms my opinion that Mir has a serious narcissistic personality disorder. Not that there's anything wrong with that since it will make people want to see him get his ass kicked more, and result in more money for him for being that kind of commodity.
motorboatensob
7/13/09 2:42:47PM
Everyone keeps on complaining about Brock and his size and that's all he has. Well every other HW has the chance to get that big if they want. Second people still complain about him laying on top of people and holding them down. Isn't this what Matt Hughes did when he first came into the sport he was the bigger WW who over powered people and ground and pounded them.
xdanish020
7/13/09 3:03:20PM
Frank has always been like this, I'm not surprised the least bit.
loller90278
7/13/09 3:17:55PM
ill go against the grain here and i believe when mir says hes a good striker. he didnt get to show it off in this fight but im sure we'll see it in his next.

here's a gif of the elbow/flying knee -- pretty impressive, im sure brock was rocked

BarryScott
7/13/09 3:41:04PM

Posted by Menard_StC

Mir got destroyed, just like I knew he would.

However, did you idiots watch the fight? He landed a hard knee and came within about a centimeter of landing a pretty vicious looking hook. Brock was scared to stand with him and he was panicking.



True, but this all comes with experience, Brock had never been hurt in a fight so he was always going to panic. The more he gets hurt in fights the better he will deal with the situation, his trainers will sit him down and tell him what he should have done and what to do in the future when he's been rocked.
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