Frank Mir professed he was better than Roy Nelson at every aspect of the fighting game. On Saturday night at UFC 130, the former heavyweight champ backed up his bold words with a dominant performance against a gutty performer.
“Wrestling was my main focus in this camp and I think it worked out well for me tonight,” Mir said. “I’d rate my performance as a seven (out of 10). I expected to win the grappling aspect. It went even better than I had a planned. I felt like I was able to win in every aspect of the fight.”
Although the sports books couldn’t decide who the better heavyweight was, they each entered the scrap at -115, Mir was clearly the superior fighter on this night.
“Roy is really tough and I’m glad to leave here with the win,” Mir stated.
Although Nelson left the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with a loss, he was in good spirits at the post-fight presser. Big Country promises to come back stronger than ever.
“I trained with too many smaller guys for this camp and I paid for it tonight,” Nelson said. “His wrestling was something I wasn’t expecting and I just got tired. I’m looking forward to getting my gym time back so that I can work on getting bigger and stronger.”