UFC heavyweight Frank Mir spoke to Orange County Register about his upcoming title fight at UFC 146 against Junior dos Santos and made some interesting comments:
“I’m going to go ahead and strike with him, probably more than Carwin wanted to and some of these other guys and try to lull him into lowering his striking defense. If I get him into a rhythm where it’s a boxing match, it will be easier to shoot or take him down.
If you are shooting right of the bat and are grabbing a leg and that person’s waiting for it, it’s like any combat tactic. It’s very easy to stop what you are expecting.”
There is no doubt that champ dos Santos has the best boxing in the UFC heavyweight division.
Mir uses more of a Muay Thai style of striking and will most likely resort to kicks to avoid getting in punching range of dos Santos.