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Mir wants to fight Overeem

split decision2011-09-06 21:23:24 +0000 #1
Who would you place your bet on if this fight actually happens?

UFC Quick Quote: Frank Mir not opposed to fighting Brock Lesnar, but would rather face Alistair Overeem

"If [a third Lesnar fight] works out, it works out. I just want to fight again, it doesn't matter who. [Fighting] Alistair Overeem would be pretty cool if he actually came over. I think he's a great fighter, I think he's done a lot in this sport, his K-1 accomplishments, I think he's an immediate threat. I'd like to test myself against him."

Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir (via Middle Easy) isn't opposed to a trilogy fight against Brock Lesnar, but if he has a say in the matter, it sounds like he'd rather face former Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion Alistair Overeem. At this time, neither prospective opponent is assigned to the promotion's active roster. Lesnar had another falling out with his intestines and "Demolition Man" is in contractual limbo. We could see one -- if not both of them -- return to action in early 2012. Who gets your vote for Mir's next opponent? Lesnar or Overeem? Or perhaps someone else?

RPD2011-09-06 21:27:59 +0000 #2
I think the Reem would win because he doesn't have to worry about take downs as I can't even remember the last time I've seen Mir try for one, thus he focuses on striking.

OR it just looks a lot like the Werdum match because he's so worried he'll try something. But I think it's 85/15 in favor of the former scenario.
Din Kong2011-09-06 22:01:36 +0000 #3
Obviously Mir would prefer anyone to a guy who he knows will crush him again (if healthy).
WahooMMV2011-09-06 22:02:39 +0000 #4

Originally Posted by Din Kong

Obviously Mir would prefer anyone to a guy who he knows will crush him again (if healthy).

I am not convinced that's true.
Din Kong2011-09-06 21:35:53 +0000 #5

Originally Posted by WahooMMV

I am not convinced that's true.

Trust me, few things would please me more than to see Bart lose to Mir, but I don't think Mir has anything for the Viking Meathead.
greatjake2011-09-06 23:23:33 +0000 #6
IDK how but i like frank mir. that said i would give him a very slight chance vs overeem



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