Frank Mir says he would cut down to 235 pounds just to fight Anderson SilvaPosted on April 15, 2010, 05:20 AM by Anton Gurevich
Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir declared that he would love to fight Anderson "The Spider" Silva, if the Middleweight Champion decides to test his skills in the promotion's highest weight class. Mir revealed that he would event cut nearly 50 pounds from his normal weight down to 235, just to make the fight appealing for Ed Soares and the athletic commissions:
“I would love to fight Anderson Silva. I would even make it a 235 catchweight to make it more appealing to his manager and the commission.”
Anderson Silva came recently under a heavy fire following his awkward performance against Demian Maia at UFC 112: Invincible. Frank Mir is known as not one of the most popular figures among the Black House members, which could make Anderson Silva very interested in the fight against the former Champion. Frank Mir is currently recovering from a loss to Shane Carwin at the co-main event of UFC 111, which denied him a chance for a rematch against Brock Lesnar in July.
Source: Fighters Only Mag