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Old 11-27-2009, 05:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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UFC 107 - Frank Mir preparing for a stand-up war against Cheick Kongo

Former UFC heavyweight champion, Frank Mir has revealed he wants to stand and trade with arguably the best striker in the division, Cheick Kongo in just a few short weeks time at UFC 107 in Memphis, Tennessee, saying to take it to the ground and get the submission would prove nothing.

Speaking to CageReport.net, Mir said:

“I mean I wasn't supposed to beat Nogueira standing and look what happened there. I'm confident that I can strike with Cheick [Kongo] and make it competitive, my punches are a lot quicker than his, plus I know how to work angles better, trust me I know how to shut guys off. The thing is if I were to go out there and submit him in less than a minute It would prove nothing, a true martial artists would want to challenge himself and the challenge presented in front of me right now is to out-strike someone who on paper is the better striker.”

The pair will square off in the co-main event of the evening and find themselves as two of the few heavyweights currently fit enough to compete. Will Mir be able stop a man who’s only losses inside the octagon have come by way of decision or will Kongo take the next step up in his career and beat someone considered to be in the top five in the world.
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Old 11-27-2009, 05:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Former UFC heavyweight champion, Frank Mir has revealed he wants to stand and trade with arguably the best striker in the division, Cheick Kongo in just a few short weeks time at UFC 107 in Memphis, Tennessee, saying to take it to the ground and get the submission would prove nothing.

Speaking to CageReport.net, Mir said:

“I mean I wasn't supposed to beat Nogueira standing and look what happened there. I'm confident that I can strike with Cheick [Kongo] and make it competitive, my punches are a lot quicker than his, plus I know how to work angles better, trust me I know how to shut guys off. The thing is if I were to go out there and submit him in less than a minute It would prove nothing, a true martial artists would want to challenge himself and the challenge presented in front of me right now is to out-strike someone who on paper is the better striker.”

The pair will square off in the co-main event of the evening and find themselves as two of the few heavyweights currently fit enough to compete. Will Mir be able stop a man who’s only losses inside the octagon have come by way of decision or will Kongo take the next step up in his career and beat someone considered to be in the top five in the world.
I hope he is kidding Strike with Kongo
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Old 11-27-2009, 06:09 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I would love for him to stand and beat Kongo on the feet. Watching him fight Noguira was beautiful, I don't care that Minatouro wasn't at his best, it was still beautiful striking from Mir.

The thing is, why risk it? Ok, fine, If you want to prove yourself and work your stand up better, then do it in a gym with sparring or if you really want to do it in a competitive match, don't do it with someone who has heavy hands.

I know Kongo is more of a TKO man rather thank a KO man, but he's still going to put you on your arse.

Mir should just embarress him on the ground in my opinion. I love seeing Mir pull sick subs.

Still, I think Mir is just saying this for mind games. He'll take him down.
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I really hope Mir tries to stand and trade with Kongo. He's getting laid out if he does.

That being said though, he won't. He'll take him down and try and work a submission.
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Uh oh...another Frank Shamrock. Cheick has too much range + leg kicks. Tough battle for Mir to outstrike a pure striker. Regardless I like his style and mentality. It would prove nothing if he took Cheick down on the ground. Lets see if he sticks to that plan...
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I think Mir will stand with him for several minutes, see how the striking goes.

Cheick better KO him before Mir works for a TD, not that he will 100% be able to get it..

Forgot to add that it won't shock me if Kongo TDd Mir lol. He just isnt the smartest tool in the shed.
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Mir will trade with Kongo, but as soon as Kongo shows him what a real striker is, he'll go to the ground.
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I think Mir will take some serious hits in the first 2 minutes. After that he hopefully realaises that he needs to take him down. If he doesn't go to the ground, it will be a second round TKO or KO for Kongo!
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I think Mir will stand with him for several minutes, see how the striking goes.

Cheick better KO him before Mir works for a TD, not that he will 100% be able to get it..

Forgot to add that it won't shock me if Kongo TDd Mir lol. He just isnt the smartest tool in the shed.
This is true. For some reason I picture them standing for a bit, Kongo for some odd reason deciding to clinch with Mir then work for a TD. At which point he is promptly swept and subbed.

God damn it Kongo. lol
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I think Kongo will be able to stuff some of Mir's takedowns (no, really, I'm not kidding). Mir doesn't really have good takedowns and he rather lives by being taken down than initiating the takedown himself. So if Kongo doesn't try for a TD, I don't really see this ending up on the ground. With that said... Kongo might just try for a takedown... good gameplanning isn't quite his style.
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