Frank Mir warns Roy Nelson: I hit a lot harder than Junior dos SantosPosted on May 17, 2011, 11:44 PM by Joey Santosus
"Fights that I've seen of Roy when people do well against him is when they move forward. If he makes a mistake ... I'm a lot bigger than (Junior) Dos Santos and I hit a lot harder. I'm a taller, longer athlete ... quicker, I'll constantly pepper him with shots when he comes in and make him pay when I do hit him with something. When I hit Cheick Kongo, the punch alone threw him halfway across the Octagon. On the night of the fight, neither one of us are gonna pull any punches. If I catch him with something, I'll try to hurt him with it."
It appears former UFC Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir is confident in his ability to do what Junior dos Santos couldn't... put away Roy Nelson. Though 8 of the Brazilian's 12 wins have come by some form of knockout, "Big Country" stood toe-to-toe with Dos Santos en-route to losing a lopsided unanimous decision this past August.
Mir and Nelson will go head to head in the co-main event at UFC 130, set for May 28th from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. So what do you think LowKick'ers? Should the two high level BJJ black-belts negate one another on the ground, could Nelson be Mir's second consecutive knockout victory?
Photo: Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, right, fights Frank Mir during UFC 92 at the MGM Grand Arena on December 27, 2008 in Las Vegas, NV. Francis Specker