Former UFC Heavyweight champ Frank Mir is mixing things up for his upcoming April bout against Daniel Cormier at UFC on Fox 7. Mir will be leaving Las Vegas to train with Greg Jackson in New Mexico for 8 weeks leading up to the fight. Jackson will join Mir's longtime head trainer Jimmy Giffords in Mir's corner for the fight.
ESPN broke the news and got some quotes from Mir:
"I've always felt I have great trainers so there was no reason to leave, but my wife and I were talking about how I needed to change things up. One of the things was maybe I should get out of town and get more focused.
"I've always been impressed with Greg Jackson's game planning. I figured, before I retire, I want to be a part of that and see what makes this guy so successful."
Jimmy Giffords added, "Too many coaches want to make it about them. It's about the fighter. Anything that makes my guy better, I'm fine with. This guy has been at the top of his game for years. For him to still search out ways to get better is great."