Fresh off his destruction of Antonio Silva at UFC Fight Night 61 in Brazil this past weekend, former UFC Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir now has his sights set on a trilogy bout with either Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira or Brock Lesnar.
After taking out Bigfoot Silva with strikes, Mir spoke to The Fight Corner and explained why he feels he would have an easy time with Lesnar if the two were to fight again.
“I think I would crush him standing up now,” Mir said. “I think that on the ground and stuff, I’ve worked with Ricky Lundell and stuff a lot and learned how to nullify the wrestling.”
Mir continued, “I wrestled three rounds with Daniel Cormier who’s an Olympic level wrestler and he had a difficult time taking me down. I think that Lesnar would really have to throw caution to the wind and really rush through and I don’t think that he’s gotten any better at wanting to take punches.”
Mir elaborated on that point, explaining that he’s heard for years now that Lesnar doesn’t like to get hit, and that fact is what he feels would be his key to victory.
“I’ve always heard those rumors from his camp that he doesn’t like to get hit and we’ve seen it in the fights,” Mir continued. “The jab-hook combination that I landed on Bigfoot would have floored him too. And the ground and pound I threw on him, to Bigfoot, I think that the same thing that happened with [Lesnar] and [Cain] Velasquez – when he finally hit his back, screaming for the fight to be stopped. I just don’t know that he’d have time to scream with me.”
As reported recently, Lesnar is still under contract with WWE, a deal that is set to expire after WrestleMania 31 in March. However, Lesnar is reportedly in the middle of negotiating a new deal with WWE, so the chances of a Mir-Lesnar rubber match are getting smaller by the day.