In one of Frank Mir’s commercial Mir said that only 10 people in the world on any given night can beat him. It wasn’t a catchy quote or phrase to show how tough he was but it was a declaration that he isn’t afraid of anyone or anything inside or outside the MMA ring. UFC 100 is fast approaching and once again Frank Mir will be on the ring with the person he defeated many nights ago and Brock Lesnar is itching his hands against Mir whom he dominated most of the fight but struggled to free himself when caught by a knee bar. The former professional wrestler is the current heavyweight champion who overwhelms his opponent with his powerful strikes and his most notable win would definitely against future hall of famer Randy Couture in UFC 91.
Frank Mir has his share of heartaches when he had a motorcycle accident in September 2004 and yet a tore ligament and a broken femur on his knee didn’t stop Mir from returning in the ring to be greeted with a TKO loss in round 1 by a new comer Marcio Cruz on his first comeback fight. It was a shocker but it was quite expected after a year of rehabilitating and undergoing surgeries. Losing again to former light heavy weight Brandon Vera was a turning point of Mir’s career he was close to hanging up his gloves only to find himself back in the ring against Antoni Hardonk and executed a Kimura in round 1.
Winning against Lesnar in UFC 81 led him to an Interim belt on which he knock Brazilian Antonio Nogueira in round 2. Now UFC 100 presented an intriguing rematch with Lesnar and Mir for the undisputed heavyweight championship belt. There is no way Mir could over power the 6-foot-3, 265 lbs Lesnar who dominated him and took him down with strikes on their initial match. But even Lesnar who landed some illegal punches on Mir’s head wasn’t able to take Mir out and when he hastily escapes the attempted arm bar; Mir was quick to capitalize on Lesnar’s knee. In order for Mir to succeed in their rematch he will have to be smart in fighting Brock.
Frank Mir confidently walk through the commercial and talked about the 10 people who could beat him. UFC 100 will be this Saturday and although there is no certainty on the outcome but one thing Mir is certain about… Lesnar is not part of the 10 people who thinks that can beat him.
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