Quick Quote: Dana White admits he "was a little harsh" on Frank MirPosted on May 30, 2011, 10:40 PM by Joey Santosus
"I think I was a little harsh on Mir. He came into that fight with the perfect gameplan, and he nailed Roy with some big shots. Mir dominated that fight from start to finish, and he deserves some credit for that." -For more from Dana White on Frank Mir, visit MMAJunkie.com
It appears UFC President Dana White has changed his stance on former Heavyweight champ Frank Mir. Following Mir's dominant unanimous decision win over Roy "Big Country" Nelson in the co-main event of Saturday's UFC 130, White openly voiced his displeasure with the bout, stating that he "expects more" from the two-time title holder. Of course, this wasn't the first time White had been critical of Mir. In his previous match-up, the Las Vegas native squared-off with PRIDE legend Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic, who he eventually dispatched of via knockout late in the third. Though it was a decisive victory for Mir, White was unhappy with the lackluster performance that preceded the finish.
Currently 6-2 in his last eight outings, Mir's only two losses since 2007 have come against Brock Lesnar and Shane Carwin. So what do you think LowKick'ers? Is the criticism warranted? What should be next for Mir after back-to-back victories?
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