Frank Mir says loss to JDS doesn't take much away from Cain VelasquezPosted on March 26, 2012, 12:43 PM by Joey Santosus
Former Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir, who will face fellow former title holder Cain Velasquez at UFC 146, discusses his opponent, and looks back on his first-round submission victory over Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. Mir explains that though Velasquez was "caught" by Junior dos Santos, he still considers the AKA fighter to be among the top ranked Heavyweights in the world.
"I think that Cain is still ranked up higher. I think that being undefeated and being the champ, and then, you know, he lost to Junior dos Santos, but he got caught with a shot. It wasn't like it was a devastating, three or four rounds, where dos Santos completely just dismantled him round after round after minute - he got caught with a shot and finished off, and that's the nature of the Heavyweight fights. So, I think it still leaves a lot of questions marks around Cain. I don't really think it takes too much away from him. I think that just says, 'Hey, when guys are this big, and a guy gets caught, stuff happens.' So, I think that Cain's still ranked up to where he is - it still kind of gives him that credit to where he can bounce right back into title contention."