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LAS VEGAS – On Saturday night, UFC president Dana White said he was frustrated that former heavyweight champion Frank Mir didn't perform up to par in the co-main event of UFC 130.

On Sunday morning, White admitted he may have gone a bit overboard.

Speaking exclusively with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com), White said in retrospect, Mir and his team actually put together a perfect gameplan, which the heavyweight executed to perfection. Sure, a finish would have been ideal, but current top contender Junior Dos Santos couldn't put away "Big Country," either.

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Post #1   5/30/11 3:11:51PM   

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I'm glad Dana said this because I personally don't think Mir looked bad at all. He showed a whole new facet to his game with his improved take downs.

Post #2   5/30/11 4:30:22PM   

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Posted by quezocrema0032

I'm glad Dana said this because I personally don't think Mir looked bad at all. He showed a whole new facet to his game with his improved take downs.




I agree and its the only decision fight where I remember Mir having he better gas tank as well.

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I thought Mir looked awesome. He was super aggressive, throwing all kinds of great knees, getting takedowns, etc. People need to keep in perspective that dudes who weigh 260 pounds are going to be quite a bit slower than ones that weigh 205 and less. It's next to impossible to go 3 hard 5-minute rounds at 260 lbs without getting gassed to some degree.

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Call me crazy but I actually enjoyed watching the fight

Post #5   5/30/11 6:49:23PM   

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There was nothing wrong with this fight. I thought it was very entertaining. Highlight of the event was the Judo throw Mir landed on Nelson.

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Mir did look good, but Nelson was the other half of the equation to make it into a worth while bout, which it was. Dana, by making this statement, shows his blatant bias.

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Mir looked more exciting than GSP has in years but he kisses GSP's butt all day...

Your first contradiction of the day Mr. White

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Posted by Cooler

Mir looked more exciting than GSP has in years but he kisses GSP's butt all day...

Your first contradiction of the day Mr. White


other then anderson no one has looked as good as gsp in years

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IMO had Mir hit any other HW with half the knees he hit Nelson with he would of KOed them

Mir is getting better, he just not breaking arms and getting 30 second subs anymore

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I'm glad Dana said this. I thoght he was crazy for criticizing Mir's performance in the first place.

Nelson is a very tough guy to finish....That being said I thought Mir's Conditioning, Physique, Striking, and wrestiling all looked good. I really enjoyed that fight.

I know Dana wanted a finish. We've come to expect finishes from Mir. But I thought that fight was entertaining as hell. Maybe Dana is still bitter from the Cro Cop fight, I dunno. But it was a good fight.

Can't wait to see who Mir fights next

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Posted by ChokeUout

I'm glad Dana said this. I thoght he was crazy for criticizing Mir's performance in the first place.

Nelson is a very tough guy to finish....That being said I thought Mir's Conditioning, Physique, Striking, and wrestiling all looked good. I really enjoyed that fight.

I know Dana wanted a finish. We've come to expect finishes from Mir. But I thought that fight was entertaining as hell. Maybe Dana is still bitter from the Cro Cop fight, I dunno. But it was a good fight.

Can't wait to see who Mir fights next

also keep in mind the Cro Cop fight as boring not because of Mir but because Cro Cop just tied up constantly he did not want to engage he wanted to stall

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Frank Mir had a great performance against Nelson and is one of the toughhest opponents in the HW division Dana just doesn't like decisions i think but then again who does.

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To put it simply, i thin k DW displaces his anger onto certain fighters like Mir, Fitch, Aldo, etc.

Mir has a great highlight reel, and has evolved his game.


The fight was great, and Mir was bringing it. Big Country's cardio is pretty good for a hw, but I think the first round was a war, and the second and third Mir tried to finish, but big country has a hard mullet.

I was so shocked to hear to hear DW say it was borderline embarassing. Big country was gassed but fought his heart out. he shouldnt get cut or forced to drop down. maybe he can bulk up the muscle but stay a hw on the dolce diet.

Big country can still beat a lot of hw's. i just think Mir rose to the occasion, considering some thought he would lose.

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Posted by warglory

Mir did look good, but Nelson was the other half of the equation to make it into a worth while bout, which it was. Dana, by making this statement, shows his blatant bias.



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