Frank Mir calls on Greg Jackson to help with Cormier Fight

Posted: February 14, 2013 in Commentary/Opinion, Latest news
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mirbloodyGreg Jackson will be getting another high profile protégé soon. Former UFC heavyweight champ Frank Mir will be taking his talents to South Beach Albuquerque leading up to his big showdown with Daniel Cormier April 20.

The highly anticipated fight is an important one for Mir. He’s coming off a pretty vicious loss to Junior Dos Santos last May and Cormier could be just a tough. That’s where Jackson comes into play. Mir told ESPN that he’s always admired Jackson’s team, and felt like this was the time to venture out away from his home base in Las Vegas.

“My wife and I were talking about how I needed to change things up,” he said. “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.”

Mir’s timing is probably dead-on. A second consecutive loss would certainly signal the end of his time as a legitimate contender in the UFC. And his reasoning is also accurate. He will certainly need a solid gameplan against Cormier. On paper, DC carries a significant advantage in the stand-up. And unlike most of Mir’s opponents, Cormier’s wrestling is expected to negate Mir’s superior jiu jitsu game.

So what’s the general opinion on this move? I’m expecting the more cynical fans to blast Mir for this move; and I’m sure there will be more than a few Jackson/Boring barbs being tossed around as well.

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