Frank Mir has recently been in the news quite a few times for his comments on other fighters. In a recent interview with Raw Vegas TV, Mir made reference to Brock Lesnar, Fedor Emerlianenko and Shane Carwin.
“I’m just trying to get past it. A mistake was made and now I’m just trying to focus on what’s at hand, and that’s Shane Carwin,” Mir said about his comments towards Lesnar.”It was just my way of being a strategist in calling for the fight with Brock. It kinda backfired on me, but I didn’t mean anything I said, and I’ve always been focused on Carwin.”
In the past, Mir has been rather hard on the Russian heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko. But this time around, Mir actually had something positive to say about him;
“On a personal note, I would love to fight against him [Fedor]. But on the other hand, he’s getting kinda laid by the way-side because he isn’t fighting the best guys in the world. I feel as though I’m a different man than I was at UFC 100, and in another fight with Brock, I could be successful. But I’m not so sure about that with Fedor.”
And of course he had some things to say about his much anticipated upcoming fight with Shane Carwin at UFC 111.
“Carwin is a big strong guy, but I feel like if I use my athleticism and stay active, I’ll have no problem. He’s only been boxing for a couple years, so I don’t think he’ll be as relaxed as me when we’re both firing shots.”
Knowing Mir, he had to end the interview with a snide comment towards Lesnar, I of course don’t agree with him, but I did have a little chuckle…sorry Brock.
“I guess I’ve kinda been Captain Ahab recently,” Mir said. “And I like Moby Dick for him [Lesnar]. He’s big. He’s white, and he’s a dick. I guess that works.”