Quick Quote: Frank Mir prepares to stand with Mirko Cro CopPosted on August 24, 2010, 06:39 AM by Anton Gurevich
"I don't know if he's ever really lost his step. I just think the fighters now in the UFC are just a little bit more aggressive than the fighters in PRIDE. Studying tape on him, I noticed that guys that back away from him and give him that respect, it seems like they get unleashed on a little harder than the guys that come forward... I think Cro Cop has a good sprawl, he has a good double underhooks. I think if I were to try to just drop and shoot on him, he would stop my shot. I think standing up with him is actually the route to go at first and then eventually when you work in the clinch, going to the ground is obviously a lot easier to do with him than Nogueira." - MMAFighting.com
Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir says the Croatian legend Mirko Filipovic is still a game opponent, declaring that he will look to exchange blows and get into the clinch with the Pride veteran. Mirko Cro Cop is currently on a two-fight winning streak in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, with victories over Anthony Perosh (UFC 110) and Pat "HD" Barry (UFC 115). UFC 119 will take place on September 25th at the Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana.