Frank Mir's camp claim he is the man to knock out Brock LesnarPosted on July 8, 2010, 07:24 AM by Daniel Cassidy
With Frank Mir's recent announcement of his plans to stay at Heavyweight to secure a rematch with current champ Brock Lesnar, a lot has changed for the former champ. A change in training camps recently could see a change in style for Mir, as he is now working with boxing legend Freddie Roache, who is currently Manny Pacquio's striking coach, Jimmy Glifford and Georges St. Pierre, a man who needs no introduction amongst Mixed Martial Arts circles.
This 4th of July, instead of celebrating, Mir spent his time watching Lesnar's win over Carwin, analyzing the fight. And despite weighing in at 264.5 and 265 in his last two fights, Glifford promises Mir will return to his natural weight of 240-245, speaking to the Las Vegas Sun, he said:
“Right now, he’s at 252 and his best fighting weight is between 240 and 245 pounds. He’s not going to stay at 265 to fight Brock again. Mir learned a lot over the last couple of fights, and I think the easiest thing to learn is you’re not going to move immovable objects. So we better find another way.”
He also Spoke about how all four memebers of "Team Mir" saw plenty of holes in Lesnar's game, and how they firmly beleive he will knockout the champ:
"We believe Mir is going to be the guy to knock out Brock Lesnar. Me, GSP, Freddie Roach — we all agreed Mir can do it. We see holes in his game we know we can expose. If you’re asking me who would Frank Mir want to fight right now, it’s Brock. He’d love to fight him. Realistically, that’s not going to happen so we want that Nog fight. Nog claims staph infection affected his chin in the last one. I don’t know how that happens, but I think if Mir gets a chance at Nogueira again, he’ll knock him out early and retire him.”
Glifford also spoke the intense animosity between Mir and Brock and added:
“I think he’s cooled down a little bit. It’s personal to an extent, but it’s more about business now. He wants to beat this guy. They don’t stand for the same things, that’s obvious, but I don’t know if it’s about good vs. evil. In Mir’s mind, it’s about martial arts vs. this big gorilla who really is just a big gorilla.”
Frank's next fight is anybody's guess currently, with the champ wrapped up with Valasquez, and Junior Dos Santos set to meet Roy Nelson next month, it doesn't leave many options outside of Noguiera, who is coming off a loss to Valasquez.
Source: Las Vegas Sun