Frank Mir Talks About His Training And His Opponent Shane Carwin

At a media day yesterday Frank Mir discussed how his training has been going, having embarked on a regime to gain mass after his loss to Brock Lesnar at UFC 100.

“I’ve been getting stronger in every workout,” the former UFC heavyweight champion said. “Only difference is I guess everyone has their genetic limit to how much weight they can really put on.”

“I’ve kind of plateaued off, I don’t really think I’m going to get much bigger. Strength wise, yeah, tendons and nervous system and stuff, and the one attribute that I feel has increased the most is actually my speed, I’ve never felt quicker.”

Despite his new regime Mir has also come to the realization that there is always a risk of over-training.

“I think it’s a huge advantage to keep fighting consistently. I think that all fighters and all athletes see that,” he admits. “I think that when you take three of four months to get ready for a fight you over-train. I think you train too much, or you take too much time off and you get out of shape.

“I think by getting fights consistently closer together your always in decent shape so you can train smart and effective with quality training in the gym. Otherwise you get stagnant, you know who wants to spend four months in the gym with no payoff, no fights? I’m a fighter, I want to be in the arena competing.”

Mir also went on to discuss his next opponent at UFC 111 on March 27th, Shane Carwin.

“There is a lot of mystery about him. It’s an advantage I feel, on March 27th, once we enter the octagon, that he hasn’t been to the third minute of a single fight for me. As far as preparation for that fight, I think it’s a disadvantage for me that I haven’t seen a lot of footage on him.”

The fighter also discussed his new company ‘Suffer’ which has just launched a new magazine.

Watch the full press conference below…

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