Daniel Cormier is heated over Frank Mir’s comments stating he never finishes a fight.
Former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir said in an interview that Daniel Cormier, UFC on Fox 7 opponent, can’t finish fights. The referee’s finish them for him because of his lack of technical skill and finishing moves.
Well that really set a fire under Cormier’s rear-end. A rear-end that won the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix. Normally Cormier is reserved when it comes to comments about him. But this time his response via Bleacher Report was on the opposite end of reserved. He basically says that he’s going to make Mir quit, plain and simple.
“To the point of me not being a guy that can finish fights, I’m going to tell you right now and this is 100 percent true-Frank Mir says I can’t finish fights? Okay that’s fine. My intention in this fight is not to finish Frank Mir. I’m going beat up on Frank Mir for 15 minutes and I’m going to make him stay in that cage with me. If Frank Mir gets finished, it will be because he quit. We’ve all seen some of his fights where we’re like ‘what exactly happened there?’. Know that in this one, if he gets finished it will be because he quits. I’m going to make him check out of that fight, I’m not going to do it for him. I’m not going to do it for him. When he wants out of the fight, he’ll get out of the fight. So watch the fight on April 20. If Frank Mir gets finished it’s because he checked out.”
With that Cormier is going to have to take out Mir with a TKO considering Mir’s track record of being knocked out in his losses. He’s best relying on his heavy hands to take the guy out.
But is this a smart strategy for Cormier? Remember Mir is a former UFC Champion and a Brazilian Jui-Jitsu black belt so should he let him go the WHOLE fight. Or should he end it quickly and decisively? We will see on April 20th!