Daniel Cormier warns Frank Mir about trash talk in advance of UFC on Fox 7 bout

Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE

Former UFC champ Frank Mir and Strikeforce Grand Prix winner Daniel Cormier are expected to meet in Cormier's UFC debut at UFC on Fox 7. They've already kicked off the smack talk.

Former UFC Heavyweight champ Frank Mir was scheduled to go over to Strikeforce to provide SF Heavyweight Grand Prix champ Daniel Cormier with a high profile send-off from the dying organization. Instead Mir got hurt, the November card got cancelled and Cormier fought the utterly unheralded Dion Staring at Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine instead.

Cormier beat Staring via a second round TKO and promptly challenged Mir to face him at the UFC on Fox 7 in April. Kevin Iole reported that the two will meet at UFC on Fox 7 on April 20.

Mir talked to MMA Junkie and, being the savvy self-promoter that he is, disparaged Cormier's performance.

"He's in a situation right now where I don't think many people were even moved by his fight. I think the most impressive thing he did in the whole fight was calling me out.

"I think Daniel Cormier's done a great job of pushing himself up ... being in Strikeforce. (He) might as well come over and fight name guys right off the bat."

In response to the article, Cormier tweeted thusly:

Mir would be a great notch on Cormier's belt, but it's harder to see what is in it for Mir. Cormier's a better striker and a better wrestler than Mir and it seems unlikely Mir would be able to bring his submissions advantage to bear. If Mir needs a win to get back on track, he might be better off seeking out a Dion Staring of his own rather than facing Cormier.

SBN coverage of Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine


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