Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Frank Mir Talks His Career, Not Wanting To Break Arms

By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer

Frank Mir talked to MMAJunkie.com this week about breaking Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira's arm and not wanting to break Junior dos Santos arm this weekend at UFC 146 if it comes to that point as well as his career and the ups and downs he's faced:

“Honestly, I don't like the the fact that Nogueira didn't tap and got an arm broken,” Mir said. “He looked very sharp in that fight. I think it would have made me look better had he tapped and went on and had another two or three wins.

“Let's face it: You're only as good as your competition. If he doesn't fight anymore, if he doesn't fight at a high level, then I beat a guy at the end of his career. If he goes and strings together two or three wins, how good do I look?”

“If I grab (Dos Santos) and he doesn't tap, it's going to make me a little upset. I don't want to have to break his arm, but I want to win the fight.

“If he doesn't tap, he's 28 years old. He still could come back and do well. If he injures himself, he's a great athlete, so I don't it's not smart for him. … If he starts feeling the pressure, come on guys. It's been 10 years. If you don't know what's going to happen by now.”

“I got hit by a car, lost the title, had some s—– fights, stayed in it, back against the wall. Dana will tell you himself that he had a conversation with me that he was basically going to let me go if I didn't win impressively against Hardonk. I fought all the way back from that to submit Brock Lesnar to take on Antonio Nogueira for the interimn title. First guy to knock him out. In my past 10 fights, I'm 8-2 and now fighting for the title.

“I don't know what it is. I guess I'm stupid and don't know when to quit.”

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