Kevin Iole interviews Frank Mir over at Yahoo sports about his comments on Cheick Kongo's ground game (or lack thereof.) As has been previously reported, Mir is not afraid to speak the truth:
“There’s one other heavyweight I can think of in the division who is (worse), but you know, it’s just some of the mistakes he makes on the ground, the body stuff,” Mir said. “He just scrambles to get back up on his feet. Honestly, he’s one of the least dangerous guys (on the ground). If you asked me to rank 10 guys who might arm-bar me and ask where he’s on that list, I’d have to say probably dead last. The only thing I do give him credit for is he’s actually very good on ground and pound.
When Iole asked Mir whether or not it was part of his game plan to try to anger Kongo in the pre-fight build-up and get him to fight emotionally (which could obviously lead him to make more mistakes for Mir to capitalize on, ie Dan Hardy vs. Marcus Davis,) Mir acknowledged that the possibility, but he also had this to say:
“It’s crazy. I’m a fighter. What, am I supposed to worry that he’s going to beat me up if he hears me say that? We’re going to fight anyway, so I think I might as well just say what I’m thinking. So I’ve kind of gone that route.”
I have to admit, I can't argue with his logic.