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Mir "extremely interested" in fight with "The Spider," open to rematch with Nogueira

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SAN ANTONIO – Frank Mir (12-4 MMA, 10-4 UFC) may be currently planning to fight Cheick Kongo at UFC 107 in December, but the French striker isn't the only opponent on the former UFC champ's mind.

In fact, lessons learned in his UFC 100 loss to Brock Lesnar have led Mir to express his desire to face middleweight champ Anderson Silva in a previously rumored heavyweight superfight.

"I'm extremely interested in the fight," Mir said at Friday's post-WEC 43 weigh-in Q&A session. "I've learned that size helps people win fights. It would be nice to be on the other end of that."

Mir didn't discount the danger that Silva presents to any opponent, but he did consider himself a pretty clear-cut favorite should the bout materialize.

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Post #1   10/11/09 10:28:32PM   

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oh franky

Post #2   10/11/09 10:47:10PM   

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I know all this makes Mir sound a bit cocky but im gonna go with what Rush always says and not put much wieght in this because these are reporters asking him ?'s and all he is doing is answering them, and of course he isnt going to say anything to make himself look like a p***y.

Having said that I think Mir should avoid interviews at all cost because he always comes off bad in the minds of the fans, even if most of it is unwarranted it cant be changed.

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Post #3   10/11/09 11:34:48PM   

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-1 respect = -50 for mir

Post #4   10/12/09 12:42:14AM   

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I know nobody likes him, but this changes nothing for me. I saw the Q & A and had no problem with the way he answered it. I still like Frank Mir and don't necessarily get the hate. Whatever, though.

Post #5   10/12/09 12:50:54AM   

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I don't understand the hate at all. He's a little cocky sometimes but that comes with the job. If thats how he needs to be mentally strong, more power to him.

Fact is he's a great fighter with a lot of skill. He's very technical and that makes him a good commentator (despite his bias, which is always exaggerated) and a thinking man's fighter.

Post #6   10/12/09 2:32:54PM   

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I don't dislike Frank at all, I just think he is kind of... not necessarily stupid, but he doesn't really seem to think about what he's saying before he says it, and he believes a lot of pretty ridiculous things. lol.

Post #7   10/12/09 2:38:40PM   

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I would hope to see Mir brutally KOed by Anderson. And I would hope to see Mir put to sleep by Big Nog.

I like to see fights finished ,and I like to see Mir finished......so it would be win-win for me.

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I believe that Mir is big enough, and good enough at submissions, that he could submit the spider. I dont think Forest tried to takedown the Spider, but if he did, maybe he could have atleast brought down silvas gas tank. Hendo, lutter and nate all got silva down, and thats the only way to beat him, submit or smoother the spider.

Post #9   10/12/09 6:35:21PM   

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I think he could beat him easily, check out the shirt his wife bought him.

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Post #10   10/12/09 9:20:37PM