Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir has, for the most part, kept quiet following his loss to current champion Brock Lesnar at UFC 100, but Mir recently spoke with Xtreme Radio about the loss to Brock, his potential fight with Cheick Kongo, and how he thinks Fedor would fare against Lesnar.
When asked what it was like to have Lesnar taunt him immediately after the fight, Mir admitted, “It’s very motivating.”
Mir also added that he is aiming for a rubber match with Lesnar.
“The next fight, I’ll come out victorious in our rubber match and show him how to properly act victoriously.” Mir said.
Later, Mir was asked what he thought about his rumored fight with Cheick Kongo at UFC 107.
“I think it’s a good match-up. I don’t think Cheick’s wrestling is as good as mine. And with hands, I think I have an advantage. Obviously he has very good kicks and knees. As long as we’re boxing with each other I feel very comfortable. I think the advantage of being well-rounded makes it so I don’t have to force anything,” Mir said.
Though we may never see the fight take place, Mir was asked if he thought Fedor Emelianenko could beat Brock Lesnar. “In a cage no. In a boxing ring, possibly,” said Mir.
Mir also shared his honest opinion of Fedor’s recent signing with Strikeforce instead of the UFC.
“I think it’s an excuse to dodge top level competition. As long as he never proves he it, he can always keep the number one ranking. But if he goes into the cage and loses, he loses that.”
Mir also outlined why he doesn’t think Fedor would be too successful in the UFC. “In a boxing ring, when you’re taken down, you can scoot from under the ropes, you can survive. In a cage, you better be able to get back up, or you’re gonna get crushed. He would get crushed against Brock.”