When it comes to the submission game, there isn’t no one as confident in his skills as Frank Mir.
The former two-time Heavyweight champion and jiu-jitsu black belt has won many a fight hanks to his moves on the ground. He’s also broken his opponents bones, as well, as Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira can confirm.
That’s why Mir warns his upcoming foe via MMA Junkie, Mark Hunt, that if he wants to keep fighting, he better not think twice about tapping out if he finds himself on the end of one of his many submissions.
“I’ve worked a lot of leg attacks. I love leg locks and heel hooks and kneebars. They’re complex and hard to avoid. I feel like if we get down to the ground, defending his legs is going to be very difficult, especially because his main concern is getting up – not worrying about his feet. I have the hip drive that when I grab something, it’s not going to be uncomfortable. He’s going to have to make the decision of it he wants to continue fighting or go ahead and lose that fight. When I say continue fighting, I mean if he taps, he can continue on (with his career). Kneebars and heel hooks at his age could take him out of competition for an extremely long time.”
As we’ve seen in the past, “Super Samoan” is somewhat susceptible to submissions, with six of his 10 defeats coming via tapout.
Of course, Mir has to take the fight to the ground first, and avoid getting clobbered by one of Mark’s heavy fists which have proven time and again to posses one-punch knockout power.
Mir and Hunt will headline next weekend’s (Sat., March 19, 2016) UFC Fight Night 85 event from Brisbane, Australia,
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