Mir Says He's Ready For Junior Dos Santos
Posted on 22 May 2012
by MMAScoops.com Staff
Frank Mir spoke with MMAjunkie about his fight this weekend against Junior Dos Santos atr UFC 146. Check out the highlights:
On the short notice not affecting him: "The reason why this wasn't as hard on me as some people might have thought is because leading up to the fight I was already training for a five-round fight."
On Cain Velasquez, his originally-planned opponent: "You want to talk about a stress, he's got hands, kicks – the thing I think would make anyone nervous (when) you know you have to fight Cain is that, well, you know he never gets tired, right? You can hit him, throw him, do whatever you want to him, and the guy's still motoring forward. You're never going to be able to beat Velasquez with cardio, but at least you can cut that gap to where it's head and shoulders above you."
On whether he thought that he might be a replacement before it was announced: "I would hate for it to be a week or two before the fight and someone breaks a hand or twists an ankle, and now it's like, 'Who's going to replace the title fight and step up,' and being a situation where I felt like ... I'm not prepared enough to add those extra rounds."
On being the underdog: "To be honest with you, I kind of enjoy it. A lot of my friends, they put money on the fight. So they've been very ecstatic about this. Hopefully, if they do well, they could take me out for sushi."