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Old 12-14-2009, 04:58 PM   #31 (permalink)
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I've just finished a new article suggesting that there's a strong possibility Frank Mir Vs Shane Carwin will now happen. It includes post UFC 107 comments from both Mir & Carwin.

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In an article on this site a couple of weeks ago I suggested that a quick, decisive win for Frank Mir at UFC 107 could potentially put him right back in the mix at the top of the heap in the heavyweight division. Take a look at an excerpt from the article below.

If Mir can end this fight in short order and emerge relatively unscathed then that puts him in a good place in the division going into the early months of next year - particularly if the rumored interim title were to be given the green light.

With Cain Velasquez and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira set to fight in the Spring, the current top contender Shane Carwin is without an opponent for his expected return in February / March. A 100% healthy Mir could take that spot, and a win there would put him within touching distance of either a rematch with Lesnar, or if he is still recovering, then a battle for either the interim belt or the No.1 contender spot with the winner of Velasquez – Nogueira.

On Saturday night Mir certainly did put on a show, getting the better of Cheick Kongo on the feet, and then on the ground, to claim victory in just 72 seconds. In many ways it couldn’t have went better.

As predicted this has now reinvigorated interest in the former champion, and there is now a feeling that a fight with number one contender Shane Carwin could be in the offing.

Though Frank Mir has spoken often of his desire to face Lesnar for a third time, there is still a real chance that the current heavyweight champion may require major surgery and, in the worst case scenario, may never fight again.

After the fight Mir spoke with MMAweekly about the possibility of fighting Carwin.

“Carwin is a phenomenal match-up, and I think if I can’t fight Brock again to show that I’ve made improvements against that style, I think Shane Carwin is a more than an ample substitution. If anything, I think he’s a better version.”


HW No.1 contender Shane Carwin
It’s not ideal for Shane Carwin however. Just a couple of months ago he was in training for a fight with Brock Lesnar at UFC 106. Now he faces the prospect of having to fight at least one more time before getting another chance to compete for the belt.

Despite that, in a new post on his blog at the weekend Carwin seems more than willing to entertain the idea of fighting Mir.

“The main question I am getting is would I fight Frank? The answer is easy – YES. I am not a fighter who decides who he fights. I fight who I am told to fight. I like it that way. I am not trying to build a legacy I am trying to fight the best fighters in the world and determine where I fit in. Mir is a multiple-time Champion who has been counted out more than Mike Tyson to only find himself right back at the top. He is a LEGEND of the sport and I would be honored to fight him.”

Whether this match-up could become a reality or not very much depends on when Brock Lesnar will be ready to compete again.

“I’m going to wait and see whether he has to have this major surgery before I make any big decisions,” White said just days ago when asked what is going to happen with the heavyweight division. “We’ll know about Brock in a month-and-a-half, and then I’ll make that decision.”

If Lesnar is found at that stage to be fit enough to compete in the summer then the Lesnar – Carwin match-up will likely go ahead as was originally planned, and Mir may have to defeat either the winner of Big Nog Vs Velasquez, or Dos Santos Vs Yvel instead.

On the other hand, If for any reason the champion is going to be out for longer then I see no reason why Mir Vs Carwin won’t take place.
Feel free to check it out here if your interested.

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Old 12-14-2009, 10:39 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Who the hell has Velasquez beat that could POSSIBLY warrant a title shot? Infact, who has Carwin beat? JDS beat a top 10 guy way more impressively, infact the top10 guy he beat had just crushed the guy Carwin is now famous because of. Argh.


The HW division pisses me off so bad. All hype.
I'm confused. Can you name the fighters that you are referring to?

I take it you meant that JDS beat Mirko right? Well the fighter that Carwin is best known for beating is Gonzaga, and Gonzaga KO'd Mirko with a head kick.
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I'm confused. Can you name the fighters that you are referring to?

I take it you meant that JDS beat Mirko right? Well the fighter that Carwin is best known for beating is Gonzaga, and Gonzaga KO'd Mirko with a head kick.
He is talking about Werdum.
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Old 12-15-2009, 08:24 AM   #34 (permalink)
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He is talking about Werdum.
Thanks for answering the question. However, if you are the one that neg repped for asking a question then that's pretty bad. I said "I'm confused", and then proceeded to ask a question. There were no assertions. I guess you can't ask questions around here can you? Ridiculous.

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Thanks for answering the question. However, it you are the one that neg repped for asking a question then that's pretty bad. I said "I'm confused", and then proceeded to ask a questions. There were so assertions. I guess you can't ask questions around here can you? Ridiculous.
Dont worry about neg reps bruddah, its happens and half of the time its retarded. I think Cain vs Mir would be an excellent fight. It would probably end up on the ground because I dont see Cain wanting to exchange with Mir after his quick destruction of Kongo, but Cain has never faced anyone with a decent ground game and I dont see him being able to hold Mir down and dominate him like Lesnar did. Mir has one of the best guards among heavyweights and he is very good from his back. He is also a bit bigger then Cain now. Im really rooting for Frank to continue winning and get a rubber match with Lesnar. Im very curious to see how that fight will go now that Mir has added a good deal of size and strength. No matter who Brock has to face next, he is in for one hell of a fight. If he fights Nog or Mir, he is facing a serious vet that seems to get more dangerous as time goes on. If he faces Carwin, Cain, or JDS, he has been out of the game for a while and all of these guys have been training there asses of and fighting while he has been sidelined (at least Cain and JDS have). He will no longer have the advantage of facing guys that are just as green as he is. Lesnar is gonna be facing an uphill battle when he comes back. Ring rust is real and he will be facing one of five extremely talented fighters.
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