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.