The tension between the UFC’s two heavyweight champs continues to thicken. Now, interim-champ Frank Mir states that school will be in session for Brock Lesnar at UFC 100 this Saturday. And, he wouldn’t mind training him somewhere down the road because he definitely needs the help.
“In my mind, is it, is Frank really hurt, or is he scared?” Lesnar said about Mir’s abrupt knee surgery which required their highly anticipated fight to be postponed until this weekend.
Mir fired back by stating, “It’s like when you go to school and you’re not comfortable with yourself, you tend to pick on other people to take the attention away from yourself.
“At this point, I think he’s going to do whatever causes a distraction from his qualifications. I think that a lot of people realize that he was only 1-1, he had a .500 record in the UFC when he got a title shot. So I think the more that he can scream about my belt, people maybe don’t look at his.”
Mir rudely welcomed Lesnar into the UFC by subbing him in the 1stRound of their UFC 81 contest. At the time, the former WWE employee was a mere 1-0 as a professional.
Another significant distinction between the two that Mir is quick to point out?
“I’m a martial artist; he’s a professional fighter,” Mir said. “He fights because he gets paid to fight. If the UFC were to go bankrupt tomorrow, a month later I would still be in some small organization fighting … I fight because I enjoy fighting.
“If Lesnar was making $10,000, would he show up to fight?”
Probably not, but then again neither of these two champions will have to worry about getting paid that kind of chump change for their 5Round affair inside the Mandalay Bay Event Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“There’s going to be a day of reckoning,” Mir stated. “So he’ll have to answer to me personally. There’s going to be no reporters or nobody to protect him.”
To cap things off, Mir, in a backhanded sort of way, stated that he would be open to helping the youngster properly develop his MMA game, as he has observed countless holes in the accomplished wrestler’s repetoire.
“Three or four years from now, if I decide to switch over into full time coaching, I would like to coach Brock,” Mir matter-of-factly said. “I see a lot of things that he’s done in his last couple of fights that I think are mistakes that are not really his fault, they’re maybe his trainer’s faults. How can he be so talented, an NCAA champion, probably one of the best wrestlers to come out of college in the heavyweight division, and still make some of the real basic balancing and footwork mistakes that he’s making right now?”
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