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  • 09-11-2013, 02:59 AM
    K1NG P3NN
    I, as usual, will be rooting for Mir in this one. I am worried that AO will push him up against the cage early and could lead to a bad spot for Mir, but I don't think AO beats any of the three that beat Mir recently either. Mir should just immediately go for the ground with Reem. I believe he will win, just not sure by what submission yet.
  • 09-10-2013, 04:56 AM
    initial_zen
    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleJack View Post
    This comment baffles me. Mir has a TON of heart. His problem is that he doesn't have the tools to exploit his advantages and when he tries to, he takes a ton of damage.
    I agree, if Mir has anything it is definitely heart. If there is a way for him to win the fight, he will usually find that sliver and grab onto it, the problem is that most of the time he just doesn't have the tools necessary to beat the other guy.
  • 09-10-2013, 12:39 AM
    SimpleJack
    He has to know that all he has to do is make overeem uncomfortable. Make it harder than he thinks it should be and reem will find a way out.

    If reem comes out fast and stays on Mir, its over.

    two of the biggest men in the UFC with the least amount of hart
    This comment baffles me. Mir has a TON of heart. His problem is that he doesn't have the tools to exploit his advantages and when he tries to, he takes a ton of damage.
  • 09-10-2013, 12:23 AM
    Leucoethiops
    For Mir to win, he has to visualize it...



    "A congenital heart defect has apparently felled Overeem moments before he could step into the ring."
  • 09-10-2013, 12:09 AM
    Fedorlei Gomipierre
    If Mir acknowledges that he's already lost the standup battle before the fight starts and really commits to pulling guard, he has a very good chance of either subbing Overeem IMO, or at the very least, exhausting him and possibly working the top game in the second half of the fight.

    If he stands for any extended amount of time with Overeem, it'll be the same ole rinse, lather, repeat VIOLENT Mir loss.
  • 09-09-2013, 10:18 PM
    Dr. MMA
    It seems like it's easy to make Mir move backwards and against the cage. If that happens, I see Mir getting pounded on like Travis Browne did except Mir doesn't have the heart that Browne does.

    Overeem does tend to overcommit and leave gaping holes in his defence. I can see Mir diving in for a leg [given his confidence in pulling guard] and who knows, he may actually get it.
  • 09-09-2013, 08:40 PM
    Cat--Smasher
    Alistair Overeem: If I lose to Frank Mir, I'll quit MMA
    http://www.mixedmartialarts.com/news...-Ill-quit-MMA/

    "If I lose to Frank Mir, I have to find something else to do," said Overeem.

    "I just lost my last fight and was just thinking about what I was going to do next and have a nice holiday. The fight is coming way more sooner than I expected...I was aiming for maybe December, January. But I'm a fighter and I love to be active."
  • 09-06-2013, 07:15 PM
    mma #1 fan
    two of the biggest men in the UFC with the least amount of hart
  • 09-06-2013, 02:53 PM
    Pasha K
    Mir has a hope, and that is Overeem's weak chin.
    Mir is not exactly a KO machine, but he has power. He was the first one to KO Big Nog, even though that was 5 years ago.
    Frank has a punchers chance, if he lands domething solid, Overeem may get KOd.

    If Mir loses I am not sure he will get cut. He would have lost only to Top fighters, and he is a veteran in the UFC.
    If someone like Leonard Garcia or Dan Hardy can lose 20 fights in a row and remain in the roster, why not Mir too?
  • 09-06-2013, 02:43 PM
    Fedorlei Gomipierre
    Overeem has the massive power and striking advantage here, but I really can't overlook Mir's far superior fight IQ, which is an area where he far exceeds Overeem.

    With Mir's BJJ, I'd just recommend that he try to get an early takedown and if he gets pressed up against the cage, I'd just recommend Mir pull guard before he gets dummied.

    I'd have really much rather preferred Barnett get Overeem, so he could get another big win under his belt to develop his name in the UFC, but with this matchup here, it feels like we'll be hearing Barnett/Browne announced sooner than later, and there's still the spectre of what to do with Werdum, depending on where Cormier chooses to fight post Nelson.

    Overeem SHOULD win IMO, in the identical way to Lesnar II, Carwin or Barnett's wins over Mir.....but he's great at losing fights that are completely winnable and if he's not careful, Mir is cagey enough to completely steal the fight with a submission.
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