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Frank Mir Kindly Helps Brock Lesnar Formulate a Gameplan For UFC 100

(The secret to a good striking workout with Frank Mir?  Tell him that the focus mitts called him chubby.)

After Brock Lesnar’s unfortunate UFC debut against Frank Mir you may be wondering whether we’ll see the same full-steam-ahead Lesnar that got himself kneebarred in the first encounter, or whether he’ll look to change it up for the heavyweight championship showdown at UFC 100.  Well, as long as it’s up for debate, Mir would like to offer a suggestion via an email sent out by the UFC.  It goes a little something like this:

"If Brock really comes out and tries to abandon the running at me, heads over heels and just trying to knock, bull rush me over, I honestly think that’s his best approach," said Mir, with a black shine circling his eye. "I would just come after me – take a chance, ’cause to sit there and play the cat and mouse game with me, and jab and slip and move around, I think that’s a slow death for him that he can’t possibly win."

Here’s where we get into some fun with pre-fight psychological warfare, kids.  Is Mir suggesting that Lesnar rush him because that’s the attack he’s most equipped to counter, and the one he’s expecting?  Or is he saying that Lesnar couldn’t possibly hang with him in a toe-to-toe boxing match because he’s relying on the power of Lesnar’s ego to make him do exactly that, effectively negating his own strength and size advantage?  Or, to offer a third possibility, is Mir just being a dick?

I honestly don’t know.  But if Mir manages to defeat Lesnar in convincing fashion thanks to the power of his brain and the purity of his love for martial arts, he may well earn himself the title of Comeback Fighter of the Century.  There’s a glass trophy involved.  And a Toyota Prius.

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ifyernasty- July 1, 2009 at 3:38 pm
Mir looks good in this clip--hope his conditioning holds up.

Now that Brock Lesnar is aware of what BJJ is, he'll know how to defend against attacks on his weak-ass ankles...Mir has a hard road this time, I think, but is Lesnar wins I may have a nervous breakdown.
J-Dog- July 1, 2009 at 9:33 am
@Common Tater: that is one fucked up imagination... funny as hell, but you may want to seek some professional help... pissing on shards of glass? Nuckin' futs!
J-Dog- July 1, 2009 at 9:30 am
Mir was looking lean and mean in the video. Should be a good fight. In the battle of the douchebags, I am rooting for Mir just b/c I want to see Lesnar have to pay some dues finally. No one deserves to come in and get pampered & paid like he has.
clutchy hopkins- July 1, 2009 at 9:09 am
yeah it could go either way like any other fight, but what more can Lesnar do to Mir that he didnt the first time? Mir has had a looong time to figure out how to nullify lesnars obvious gameplans. I don't think Lesnar would have enough time or skill to find holes in Mir's game plans.

and you think i said he was a douchebag hoping he would read this and it would hurt his feelings? ahahha cmaaaan no Professional MMA fighter in the world reads these fuckin comments. maybe the site...but not the comments.
Common Tater- July 1, 2009 at 8:44 am
It is a little known fact that Brock Lesnar is completely blind in the conventional sense. Though housed in his big brutish head, flicker two gleaming sacks of ocular jelly, they are merely for show. He 'sees' through smell. Just to give you an idea of how effective this ability is, he can tell you who is not wearing panties in the 8th row.

I hope Mir puts on some 'Scent Killer 99%' effectively becoming invisible to Lesnar, pisses on a pile of broken glass in the corner of the octagon and cackles maniacally when Lesnar rushes the shards and wrestles with them for the full 25 minutes.
AgentoftheBat- July 1, 2009 at 8:18 am
Alright I'm going to have to lay this out to you guys.
That first fight was ruined by Mazzagatti. In most fights you get warned before they stop you and stand you up. Even if you dont like the guy, watch it. It was a pile of bullshit.
Sure Mir caught him, fair and square.
Since then, though. Brock has learned a lot. Granted he's only had two fights but if you watch his first fight to now, he's improved a ton. His striking is scary, his strength and speed are scary and his wrestling is scary.
Thats a great combination going against any fighter.
That being said, Mir looked phenomenal in his last fight, and we all know what he can do on the ground.
This fight could easily go either way.
But my money is on Lesnar.
Dubbayoo- July 1, 2009 at 6:54 am
The only way I see Lesnar winning is like how he beat Couture. Aiming for his face, w/ his opponent trying to slip the punch only to get the entire side of his head crushed by a lunch box, followed by Brock trying to bust a nut, forcing the ref to stop the fight while trying not to get any on him.

Mir has all the other ways to win to his advantage. The aforementioned one as well, but he's too much of a gentleman to do that in front of mixed company.
Clyde- July 1, 2009 at 5:18 am
Mir can be smug and bit of a dick, no question. But brock Leasnar is equally if not more of a dick although is probably less smug so it may even out.

I know Leasnar has a good chance to win this, he's too big, too strong, and too good a wrestler to be written off, but I'm praying he gets his ass kicked. You know he was a bully at school and want to see him get his comeuppance but you know that that won't be easy for anyone.

Still, Mir's looking in good shape there. And win or loose, I'd like to see Lesnar fight Carwin next. Preferably loose, then loose to carwin, then to kimbo slice after he wins the next TUF. I won't be holding my breath for the last one.
ArmFarmer- July 1, 2009 at 5:03 am
Mir had a tough break with the motorcycle accident and all the problems that followed. I think a lot of people don't realize what all he had to deal with and overcome. If he fought any of the guys that beat him during that time now he would crush them, including Vera. I'm going with Mir over Lesnar.
elcanuck1- July 1, 2009 at 1:55 am
I'm going with Mir > Lesnar. Mir has seen him, he knows what to expect size and speed wise. Lesnar doesn't seem to have much more in his arsenal since the last time they faced.. sure he's improved, but he hasn't added much threat to his game in any new dimensions. With Mir's improved stand up and probably much better conditioning(than earlier in his career), I think Lesnar is going to have too much to worry about which will get him into a bad position and Mir will finish him off with a sub.
Walrus- July 1, 2009 at 12:26 am
I do like the idea that if Frank Mir does win -- that may usher in an era of Frank Mir.

He has seemed to earn it, whether he will hold onto it -- we shall see.
Walrus- July 1, 2009 at 12:22 am
It goes without saying -- Mir's ego goes with every statement he throws at the public.

However, if Brock tries to play it safe and not rush Frank -- he may be foolish; perhaps Mir can whether the storm. Who knows? His standup has improved. But if he takes him down in his explosive way, perhaps Mir will catch him.

Sjsurf- June 30, 2009 at 10:16 pm
Mir does need to change his haircut asap. Honestly, I would love to see this go atleast 3 rounds as a true test of Cock Lesnars cardio. He is a fuckin marketing campaign and needs to be knocked the fuck out. My call, Mir by TKO rd 3.
Aenarion- June 30, 2009 at 8:49 pm
I don't see the point in talking trash to Brock Lesnar. He lives in fucking Minnesota and probably doesn't know how to use the internet, nor would he care to learn how. He only has a television so he can watch hunting shows... He may not be Jesus or impervious to bullets but I guarantee especially after his pro-wrestling days the man is impervious to insults. He may be the biggest douchebag in MMA but Lesnar is 100% legit. I question the quality of his camp and the dudes he's bringing in (didn't sound like he was fighting anything special in a few interviews I saw), but a guy like that could be incredible if he's actually taking the steps he should to be a champion. Which would probably mean moving to Vegas or Coconut Creek or something... Point is don't insult the man... he's not listening nor would he care.
Smeewa- June 30, 2009 at 8:40 pm
I just rewatched the last Mir/Lesnar fight, I think everyone is forgetting how active Mir was from his guard, he absorbed heaps of punishment but was able to work for subs and frustrate Lesnar untill he snatched one. The refs call was pretty suspect, but I reckon Mir would have pulled a sub somewhere.

With Mir's new improved striking and his awesome BJJ, I reckon he will win.
Soda Popinski- June 30, 2009 at 8:22 pm
im with 'max the limit'. best possible scenario.
BigBear145- June 30, 2009 at 7:55 pm
Brock learned from the mistakes he made in the last fight... it showed when he won his title. If lesnar wins this fight and runs through the heavyweight devision... i will agree with Dana Whites description of a 6' 4'' 285 lbs jesus.

Also for all they people that say Brock sucks and hes lucky... you dont get that big and that fast with luck. It doesnt make him a great fighter but thats one if his tools just like BJ Penn and Ju Jitsu, Hughes and wresting, and all the other great fighter... they all had their one thing.

Sorry for the horrible spelling.
Kadumel- June 30, 2009 at 7:49 pm

Dude take your man love for Ihateemo over to the gay forums on Sherdog.
Bob Reilly- June 30, 2009 at 7:46 pm
Mir slaughtered Big Nog, I am excited to see long as its not in NEW YORK!
Kadumel- June 30, 2009 at 7:46 pm
Oh and Cro Cop did win by eye poke. Fighters should have rules but your simple if you dont think fighters exploit those rules to there benefit. Like turning your head into the punch as someone is punching the shit out of your head.
Kadumel- June 30, 2009 at 7:44 pm

I watched that fight a couple of times since that night and the ref never warned Lesnar. How many fights have you seen stopped because of hits to the back of the head without a warning of some sort? How is that doing your job? And so your saying refs never mess up?

And Jeffro you are a fucking idiot, whats the matter dont have anything intelligent to add? Fucking Douchebag.
JiMMA- June 30, 2009 at 7:33 pm
"I hate Mir because of his douchebag attitude and haircut from the 90s"

Hahahah, how right on is that?

So funny dude, looks like he hasn't gotten a 'new' haircut since 1994.
newdeal- June 30, 2009 at 7:32 pm
It's hard to not punch the back of his head when he rolls over when your hand is in mid air
Jeffro- June 30, 2009 at 7:20 pm
IHATEEMO has it right on all counts. I fucking hate hate hate emo too. Maybe were long lost brothers. He should get a shirt for writing the most dead on post of the week.

Kadumel should win a dick in his mouth for being a suckass douchebag.
terrence- June 30, 2009 at 7:00 pm
@ kadumel

lesnar struck the back of mir's head multiple times....its against the rules. so why should he be thanking the ref? for doing his job? or should we just let the refs not do anything and let douchebags like cro cop win via eyepokes?