UFC star Frank Mir has been providing color commentary for the WEC fights in recent times and on Friday, after the weigh-ins for the WEC 43 card he took part in a Q&A session with fans.
Amongst the topics of conversation were his thoughts on a potential match-up with current middleweight champion Anderson Silva. It’s a fight that certainly an allure for the heavyweight fighter.
“I’m extremely interested in the fight,” he said. “I’ve learned that size helps people win fights. It would be nice to be on the other end of that.”
As for his analysis on the fight should it become a reality, he confidently stated, “…with my grappling, it would be a very bad night for him.
On the subject of a potential rematch with Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira who he defeated at UFC 92 Mir admits, “I think Nogueira wants me more than I want him.”
He does however say that he will fight him if it is deemed necessary, and despite Nogueira securing an impressive victory over hall of famer Randy Couture in his last fight, Mir doesn’t think that a different outcome will be likely if they do meet again.
“[Couture] is a great wrestler. He’s a phenomenally tough guy that will just grind you to death. But if he’s out-boxing you and hitting you in the face and you’re not falling down, well what’s going to happen when I weigh 245-250 and I hit you with those? I saw it last December. You’re going to fall down.”
Next up for Mir is Cheik Kongo and the submission specialist has a gameplan in mind for the French fighter.
“His ground game is definitely his weakest compared to his standup game. So regardless how I feel about my standup or my ground, I want to fight my opponents at their weakness.”
As for a potential third showdown with current heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar, Mir told the gathered fans, “Obviously if I go out there and improve on the things I need to improve on, I’ll get an opportunity to be locked in a cage with [Lesnar] again.”
You can watch the full WEC 43 Q&A which also featured WEC stars Jamie Varner and Miguel Torres at wec.tv