Former UFC heavyweight champ Frank Mir sat down with Crave Online for a pretty interesting interview. He covered a lot of topics, including what it's like to break someone's shoulder in an MMA match. He also talked about one potential opponent he turned down, Fabricio Werdum (transcription by MMA Mania):
"Werdum is a greatly improved fighter with phenomenal stand-up and I think his jiu-jitsu is some of the best in the world. The guy is awesome. The only reason why I at first said, 'hmmm, maybe not a good idea' when I found out he wanted to fight in June in Brazil. I was like, 'Ah, I don't know if that would be such a great idea, I don't know if I'm gonna be that well received there.' I'd have to go there for a whole week with my family, my wife and my children. I don't think I'm in (Chael's) boat yet, but at the same time if I go to a restaurant and someone is a Nogueira fan, what are they gonna do to my food? Brazilian fans, fans in general, can be kinda crazy and I've received quite a few crazy Emails. Google translate is a phenomenal thing but it kind of makes you cringe a little bit when you see what people wanna say."