Frank Mir: The sky’s the limit for a healthy Brock Lesnar

5627164214 0f5d8ae279Frank Mir knows a little bit about Brock Lesnar, having faced him twice since Lesnar joined the UFC in 2008. In their first meeting, a very green Lesnar was caught in a Mir kneebar and forced to submit.  In the rematch, Lesnar got the best of Mir, earning a second round TKO. 

Mir, coming off an impressive submission win over Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, offered his take on the upcoming bout between Lesnar and Alistair Overeem. The heavyweight scrap between Lesnar and Overeem will be the main event on the UFC’s December 30 fight card. Mir feels that Lesnar will have the advantage going into the fight, “Well if he steps in there and is healthy, I think the sky’s the limit. I think he’ll be very good. The one advantage Lesnar has, he can take time out of the gym maybe moreso than other guys because what he’s good at, he’s been doing since he was six years old as far as wrestling and takedowns and positioning on the ground. So if he’s out of the gym, that just means for the fight we’re not gonna build on your striking, build on your grappling, stick to what you’re good at which I think is an advantage for him. I think that any time that he’s in trouble, he kind of strays from the other aspects of MMA.” – for more see MMANation.com

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What do you think LowKick’ers, is Mir correct in his assessment of Lesnar?

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Photo: UFC fighter Brock Lesnar at the weigh ins for UFC 116 at the MGM Grand Arena on July 2, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Francis Specker