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Thread: Mir doesn't necessarily see fight with Alistair Overeem as do or die

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    http://www.mmafighting.com/2013/10/7...ereem-as-do-or

    Mir, who was already well into his training camp for the UFC’s 20th Anniversary show upon hearing the news of the postponement, appeared on Monday’s edition of the MMA Hour to discuss it.

    "It would have been nice to have another fight before Christmas, but it’s the way the fight game goes," he told host Ariel Helwani. "People pull out due to injuries, things get moved, shows. So I mean, it’s not something unaccustomed to after 12 years in the UFC."

    Though Mir won’t be a part of the big anniversary show's festivities in hometown of Las Vegas, his new date will coincide with the UFC’s big Super Bowl show at the Prudential Center in Newark. The Super Bowl will be held on Feb. 2 at MetLife Stadium in nearby East Rutherford. With Mir riding a three-fight losing streak, and Overeem having dropped two in a row, Dana White has recently gone on record saying that this was "absolutely" a win or go home situation.

    Mir doesn’t necessarily see things in those dire straits.

    "As far as the UFC wanted to release us, I’ve heard the same thing that Dana [White] said absolutely, I find it hard to believe that they’re going to let Alistair to be picked up by another organization," he said. "I still think he could sell a ton of tickets. Myself? I keep my opinion to myself on me. I guess I would have to see what I’m selling afterwards."

    Asked if he’d given any thought to retirement, the 34-year old Mir said no -- but at the same time, if the losses continue to surmount, and UFC cuts him, there’s a domino effect that could lead inevitably to that outcome.

    "Obviously I have no real desire to fight for another organization, so if I were to be let go that would be a huge step in the form of retirement," he said.

    As far as Mir is concerned, he doesn’t think he should necessarily be walking the do-or-die plank to begin with. In his last fight against Barnett, Mir ate a big knee that dropped him to the canvas along the cage, when the referee Rob Hinds came in and waved Barnett off. Mir was fuming in the post-fight press conference that Hinds had stopped the fight too early. Even though he was clearly losing the fight up until that point -- and some might say losing badly -- this sentiment was echoed on Twitter by many people who’d watched the fight.

    Now six weeks removed, Mir still thinks that Hinds had no business intervening when he did. His preference would have been to let the sequence play out after he took that knee, until something more definitive happened.

    "The ruling kind of goes [you stop the fight] if you can’t defend yourself intelligently -- I was never even given the opportunity to defend myself intelligently, because there was no follow-up strikes," he said. "Had [Barnett] been throwing even mild shots and teeing off on me, I think that the argument of, well, you know, you were protecting yourself -- you can’t even make an argument that I was able to defend myself intelligently because there was no attack. The referee never gave it enough time for Barnett to do the next maneuver. I think that in itself says it was stopped too soon."

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    Still whining about Barnett and has his head in the clouds.

    I would honestly welcome the prospect of AO ko'ing him and then Mir retiring in lieu of being cut.
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    In Frank Mir's mind, he has a greater record than GSP and Silva combined as well as shattered every single category of UFC records.

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    I,ve always liked Mir and gives a educated point, and is somewhat misinterpreted as completely cocky. Yes he is cocky but you have to be some what. To me a loss for Mir he should switch to calling fights instead. Once you've been a champ hanging around to be middle of the pack doesn't seem good to me. Seeing AO lose gives me joy specially since he was the better/ winning before he got cocky/stupid and lost. Hopefully this fight goes on for a while to see the complete fighter in each of them than a clear winner.

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    Making six figures a fight makes up for not being champ, somewhat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sniggles View Post
    Making six figures a fight makes up for not being champ, somewhat.
    "I still think he (Overeem) could sell a ton of tickets. Myself? I keep my opinion to myself on me. I guess I would have to see what I’m selling afterwards."
    Making six figures a fight without being a huge draw makes him a target to be cut. One of the most humble things that Frank concedes (tacitly) is that Overeem sells tickets, while he might not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trustkill View Post
    Making six figures a fight without being a huge draw makes him a target to be cut. One of the most humble things that Frank concedes (tacitly) is that Overeem sells tickets, while he might not.
    I'd rather watch Mir then Overeem fight

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    Nooo!!!! That part of that movie gives me the willies. Uchk... I like watching Mir because most of the time if he wins... It's a fun watch, and if he loses...90% of the time he gets completely fucking destroyed... Which is also fun to watch. Lol. sadly for Mir, Overeem is a terrible matchup for him and I think he gets clinch raped into retirement. I mean... When has mean done anything positive from the clinch? I'm thinking carwin, I'm thinking the Barnett fight, and I'm thinking frank takes a nap. Again. Even with overeems recent penchant for fighting like he forgot your allowed to fight with hands up or use head movement.... I think he clinches Mir and finishes it fast. I'll be hoping for a Hail Mary sub... But I doubt it.
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    Frank Mir replacing Goldy!

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