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post #1 of 47 (permalink) Old 12-13-2009, 02:06 PM Thread Starter
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Why all the hate for Frank Mir?

I don't think I've seen this much hate for a fighter since Matt Hughes was on TUF! What did this man do to warrant such hate?

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post #2 of 47 (permalink) Old 12-13-2009, 02:09 PM
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I don't know why, I don't mind him. I like to watch him and hes got great skills. The only thing I don't like about him is his smug look but hey he isn't out there for his looks is he. If people say its because he's disrespectful then as someone as already said its just hype.

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post #3 of 47 (permalink) Old 12-13-2009, 02:47 PM
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People don't like Frank Mir because he talks crap for every match he's in. i think he's doing it to just hype it up, but some people don't like it. Some people might not like him because he talks about ending people's careers.

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post #4 of 47 (permalink) Old 12-13-2009, 02:56 PM
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I dont mind fighters talking a bit of crap to hype up a fight, but Mir just goes beyond what he really needs to hype a fight. Making fun of how Kongo speaks is just idiotic.. That doesnt belong in ANY sport regardless of trying to bring more attention to yourself.
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post #5 of 47 (permalink) Old 12-13-2009, 02:58 PM
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Not a Mir fan at all, but I don't hate on a guy that has great MMA skills. I have respect for the guy because most would fold against Lesnar.
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post #6 of 47 (permalink) Old 12-13-2009, 03:03 PM
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I'm actually a pretty big fan of Frank Mir. Dude runs his mouth something fierce, and can be outright mean, lol, but more often than not, he backs it up. That said, I can see why the arrogance and smack-talk might turn some people off of him. I'm more perplexed by the Kenny Florian hate... all the booing last night, and not much love on these boards... such a stand-up guy with an excellent skill set. Just breaks my heart
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post #7 of 47 (permalink) Old 12-13-2009, 03:06 PM
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most of the fans that were at the event last night were horrible, they just wanted to see a brawl and not see that much technique and skill set.
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post #8 of 47 (permalink) Old 12-13-2009, 03:18 PM
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IMO....the reason people hate Mir is because when he talks trash, cuz they all do, he is casual or matter of fact about it almost as if its already happened. The beauty of Mir has been the def improvement in is stand up over the past 18 moths or so. He really has worked at being more well rounded and striking and with the endurance and strength and conditionng that he is doing he is very dangerous....

I fought with people that he was a or has better stand up or just as good as Kongo and they fought me tooth and nail....they were wrong, lol they bet on Mir though....
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For some reason, I actually like Mir after last night. (Besides for knocking out a black guy...I actually wanted Kongo to win at first), he bulked up a huge amount and we really didn't get to see his cardio, but he did beat Kongo in Kongo's game (well it wasn't the clinch and it was a guillotine, but that left made it happen)and that's impressive.

I always thought Mir was just lucky against Nog (which I sitll do a bit) but he is for sure top 5.

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Frank Murr is awesome. He's not so over the top with his arrogance and shit-talk that you just think it's a bit, unlike someone such as Rampage, who does it just to stay in character. Because of this subtlety he is able to irk people much more effectively that don't realize that it's just his fight persona.

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