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If you missed the Countdown to UFC 130 show this week, not to worry, we have you covered. During the show both Matt Hammil and Quinton Jackson‘s camps give some interesting insight into their fighter’s respective opponents and we learn a bit more about some of the lesser-known fighters on the card like Rick Story and Jorge Santiago.
As always, the most head shake-inducing quotes came from Frank Mir, who is as high on himself as ever.
At one point Mir, who went on to brag about how much better he is in jiu-jitsu compared to Nelson says with a straight face:
“If he has the confidence that because he didn’t get hit by dos Santos and get dropped, I’m a lot bigger then dos Santos and I believe I hit a lot harder. When I hit Cheick Kongo, the punch alone threw him half way across the Octagon.”
What’s funny is, they repeated the clip of the punch he threw at Kongo and it didn’t really seem to connect with Cup Cheick’s chin, as much as it grazed off the side of his face and hit his chest. It looked more like he fell while he was backpedalling trying to dodge the shot.
I guess we’ll have to see what happens Saturday night, but if you look at the stats, they lean in Nelson’s favor. Roy has been knocked out once in his career and has beaten eight opponents by TKO or KO. All of Frank’s five losses have come by KO or TKO and he has won by the same methods three times.