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Old 01-14-2010, 07:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Frank Mir believes Fedor is too small to fight the bigger heavyweights

Wow mr Mir Dont you remember the horeshoe incident? You'd think mir would have learnt his lesson ...aLL this shows is that Lesnar had incredible insight in hating thes douche

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Former UFC heavyweight champion, Frank Mir has once again been giving his opinion on WAMMA champion, Fedor Emelianenko, telling a packed Q & A session that he believes the Russian is simply too small to compete with the bigger men at the top of the tree.

On Saturday at the WEC 46 open Q & A session Mir said Brett Rogers was not a top ten fighter but gave Fedor all sorts of problems during their fight late last year. Mir also described Fedor as “5-11, 235 with a belly” and thought he could drop down to light heavyweight. He did however rank Fedor among the divisions elite alongside Brock Lesnar, Rodrigo Nogueira, Junior dos Santos, Cain Velasquez, Shane Carwin and of course, himself.

Mir also commented on a potential rematch with Brazilian legend, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, saying if the pair were to meet again the fight would go along the same lines as their first meeting. Mir ended by stating he felt he was the best fighter in the weight class and that if you didn’t believe in yourself as a fighter you had no place inside the octagon.

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Old 01-14-2010, 11:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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How can he still call himself as the best heavyweight out there, whn UFC 100 wasnt that long time ago.
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Old 01-14-2010, 11:56 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I think him saying he's the best is more of a moral thing for him, its driving him to be the best, which is why i think he is so determined to get to lesnars size so he can put the next fight on an even playing field...

he did make a point though, rogers definitly gave fedor trouble in that fight and he isn't a top ranked HWY at all...
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That's exactly what I love about Fedor: he is only 5'11" and has a belly! Imagine what he'd be like if he had abs and was roided up? Guys would then only last seconds with him.

I keep wanting to like Mir, especially against Lesnar, but I just can't. It is stupid comments like that; he's such a narcissist!

And what kind of trouble did Fedor have with Rogers? Oh, I guess if you make it into the 2nd round, you've practically beaten Fedor, right? Just like Mir gave Lesnar all kinds of problems, I guess.

Fedor is the baddest dude in the world and is an undersized heavyweight (and he has a belly). How can you not love that!?
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how bout the fact that rogers was basically winning that fight until fedor caught him with the overhand right, he had a hard time getting off the ground when rogers started punching his face in too..
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I think he has a point, as the MMA sport continues to raise its level its getting harder to compete without cutting to the maximum weight in your division, UFC 100 confirmed this for Mir, its hard to say that Brock is a more all round skilful fighter that Mir, but he used his size advantage efficiently to neutralise Franks superior fighting skills.

On an ever par I think it would be a much more interesting fight and I think Frank is right that in the future to raise to the top of the Heavy Weight division you are going to need both the skills and the size as more top fighters with the skills start to cut in at 265.
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he didnt say Fedor is a bum, he put him right up there with guys he considers the best in division and he would likely (T)KO Minotauro again but he wont have to worry about that, he better start practicing TDD

Grizzley, you will get nowhere with that arguement, around here even if Fedor doesnt look good or is in trouble, he never looked bad and was never in trouble. Around here Rogers is a true proven top HW and Big Timmy is a top 5 win. Around here Werdum is a great next opponent for the worlds number 1 ranked HW and Overeem is his biggest threat.... around here FEDOR IS GOD!!

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Frank Mir believes Fedor is too small to fight the bigger heavyweights

Former UFC heavyweight champion, Frank Mir has once again been giving his opinion on WAMMA champion, Fedor Emelianenko, telling a packed Q & A session that he believes the Russian is simply too small to compete with the bigger men at the top of the tree.

On Saturday at the WEC 46 open Q & A session Mir said Brett Rogers was not a top ten fighter but gave Fedor all sorts of problems during their fight late last year. Mir also described Fedor as “5-11, 235 with a belly” and thought he could drop down to light heavyweight. He did however rank Fedor among the divisions elite alongside Brock Lesnar, Rodrigo Nogueira, Junior dos Santos, Cain Velasquez, Shane Carwin and of course, himself.

Mir also commented on a potential rematch with Brazilian legend, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, saying if the pair were to meet again the fight would go along the same lines as their first meeting. Mir ended by stating he felt he was the best fighter in the weight class and that if you didn’t believe in yourself as a fighter you had no place inside the octagon.
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Old 01-14-2010, 02:44 PM   #9 (permalink)
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wow frank...just wow, sure fedor has a belly but i think he has proven he can fight against larger opponents. i dont know how many "problems" brett gave him but its not like he is a can.

He probably wants him to drop down so that he never ever has to back up all that trash talking hes been doing of fedor. I do agree however that a belief in yourself is nescessary especially in a sport that is focused primarily on individual success.

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Interesting. Got a link to post to see the whole thing?

Mir is right - Fedor IS a small HW. I could see Fedor having some problems off his back against a guy like Lesnar. Brett Rogers did put him in a little bit of trouble and he's not exactly the cream of the crop. Regardless, Fedor was only in trouble for a little while before he got out of the position and ended up knocking Rogers' block off. I think we've seen Fedor in worse situations before too - when he fought Hong Man Choi and the dude fell on him like a ******* oak tree I thought Fedor was going to be screwed but he came back. I don't even care if Hong Man Choi is not a top 10 fighter, he is a giant and the topic of discussion is Fedor having problems with bigger HW's.

EDIT - I take back what I said about Rogers, the guy KO'd Arlovski and and hung in there with Fedor.

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