<div class="Article" style="float: left;"> <table> <tr style="vertical-align: bottom;"> <td> <h3><a href="/go=news.detail&gid=450465" target="_blank"> Mir: I would crush Lesnar standing now </a></h3> </td> </tr> </table> <a href="/go=news.detail&gid=450465" ><img class="photo" src="http://img.mixedmartialarts.com/method=get&rs=33&q=75&x=14&y=19&w=310&h=165&ro=0&s=frank-mir-04-21-12-0-9-49-564.jpg" /></a> <div style="clear: both; line-height: 1px;height: 1px;"> </div> </div> <p>Frank Mir first defeated Brock Lesnar, then lost by TKO the second time they fought. Lesnar has been rumored to be considering a return and Mir would be happy to have the rubber match and believes his improved stand up would make the difference:</p>
“I think I would crush him standing up now,” Mir said. “I think that on the ground and stuff, I’ve worked with Ricky Lundell and stuff a lot and learned how to nullify the wrestling. I wrestled three rounds with Daniel Cormier who’s an Olympic level wrestler and he had a difficult time taking me down. I think that Lesnar would really have to throw caution to the wind and really rush through and I don’t think that he’s gotten any better at wanting to take punches.
“I’ve always heard those rumors from his camp that he doesn’t like to get hit and we’ve seen it in the hfights,” Mir continued. “The jab-hook combination that I landed on Bigfoot would have floored him too. And then ground and pound I threw on him, to Bigfoot, I think that the same thing that happened with [Lesnar] and Velasquez – when he finally hit his back, screaming for the fight to be stopped. I just don’t know that he’d have time to scream with me.”
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