Frank Mir On Daniel Cormier: I’ll Take His Limbs Home


Frank Mir has never been shy in the lead up to his fights. The former heavyweight champion of the UFC has had plenty to say in regards to his next opponent, Daniel Cormier. Mir recently criticized Cormier’s style, saying he lacked finishing abilities.

Mir’s trash talk didn’t go unheard as the former Strikeforce boss replied by saying he would beat up on Mir for 15 minutes. Well, it would seem the heated exchange is only just warming up, check out these snippets from an interview over at MMAFighting:

“[He has] nothing to lose. He goes out and fights somebody else that’s lower ranked, and he comes out and loses, he loses a lot of stock. He goes out against me, changes levels, takes a shot. I guillotine him and choke him out in, let’s say, 40 seconds. Does it really take anything away from his stock? No. He can still stand up and go, ‘Well guys, I got submitted by Mir, [joined] the laundry list of people that have been submitted by him. I’m going to go to light heavyweight.’ And he still has all the same momentum he had when he first started. All his fans will be able to just remark on the fact that, ‘Well, you know, Mir caught him. He stepped in right off the bat. That’s Mir, you know? Mir catches a lot of people.’ So he can actually lose and not lose anything.”

Mir is very confident in his submission game, as he should be, anyone who can submit Big Nog is clearly at the top of their game. Mir continued:

“If he’s able to control the pace with his wrestling, and smother, control, it’ll be a drawn out fight. If it’s a fight with lots of exchanges and lots of chaos, I think that isn’t where he’ll do well. Anybody at heavyweight can hope for a knockout. But I hunt them down and see them. And as far as submissions go, if he makes a mistake, then I’ll take one of his limbs home.”

As always Mir sounds supremely confident, confidence which has seen him conquer many foes, but also he has been finished by strikes a few times. Heavy hands and great wrestling may give Cormier the edge on paper. Luckily for Mir, they don’t happen on paper, they happen in a cage.

I’ve learnt to never count Frank Mir out. Not ever. I can’t wait for this scrap!

  • Can't wait for this one. Best fight on the card.

    • I love Frank Mir and not in the Boy George way.

    • why wont you bring his fist also which you will carry in your face, wake frank mir in your dreams.

  • pumped! the whole maincard is sick.

  • Yeah waiting for this one too. Cormier is good, but as "most" of the SF fighters, coming to the UFC is a different class of competition. I'm think Mir will show him that. Also have to factor that he's no slouch training with Cain either…..gonna be a good one.

    • I disagree with that assessment though. Cormier will shine in the UFC he's on another level. Look at Bigfoots success and Cormier slapped him silly.

      • Big Foot's success was against Travis Browne (whose best win is Struve), and Overeem (a SF transplant himself; directly after he was finally busted for steroids).

        I agree Cormier is a beast, but I don't think BF is that good of a quantifier for SF's success. He'll get destroyed against by Cain, IMO.

        • You also have to take Mir's glass chin into account, Cormier isn't a technical puncher but he still hits with a lot of power, I think Cormier will stop Mir ion the first round.

        • Overall… the Strikeforce imports have been destroying, the UFC fighters. Better recognize… !

      • Cormier is top tier B level, IMO. Not putting him down, Bigfoot can be a beast but I think people are forgetting how good Mir is. He had a couple bad losses but he's another animal. And for what it's worth the comment about "the Strikeforce imports have been destroying, the UFC fighters"….Like Voelker? Marquadt, Ryan Couture? Diaz? Hendo? Man you better recognize and start following MMA.

        • Bobby Voelker was robbed in the Cote fight.

          • Hunter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

            I thought Cote did enough in the first two to edge him, but Voelker is a beast. He's improved like crazy since losing to Seguin a few years ago.

        • Yeah dude.. that's 4 of them…. (not counting Hendo) now how about the rest? If those are the only 4 names you can come up with, you better start following MMA yourself, cause you obviously don't know your ****. The Strikeforce fighters been cleaning house, sure a few of them lost but most of them won their debut and Hendo? He's 1-1 since he came back and we all know (even though it was a boring *** fight) that he got robbed in his fight with Machida last month.

          • Yes 4+1=5. Awesome job. First off Im not saying they all ****, so stop with those inneundos but "cleaning house"?? Far from it buddy. A few great showings by some top tier fighters but thats it. Even before the Zuffa buyout the SF roster in no way could every compete physically with the UFC roster even on a one to one basis. Thats common sense for any avid fan.

          • Ok forget about MMA… maybe you should just learn how to READ first, cause very clearly that is not your strong suit!

  • Cormier will Punch Mir into another dimension… and that's all i have to say about this!

  • The mind games have begun