Former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir discussed the upcoming fight with Mark Hunt, which was planned to be held in Australia on March 19.
"I worked on leg attacks a lot,” Frank noted in an interview to MMAjunkie. “I like heel hooks and kneebars. They are difficult and hard to avoid. I think that if we got to the ground, it’d be difficult for him to protect his legs, especially because his main thought would be how to get up quickly. When I grab him, he then will have to make a decision if he wants to continue fighting or go ahead and lose the fight. When I say continue fighting, I mean if he taps, he can continue (with his career). Kneebars and heel hooks at his age can take him out of competition for an extremely long time.”
"Even if we fight in a stance, I feel I will win in this aspect of MMA, because I have takedowns. Marc simply cannot throw a combination of four beats and low kick. He will worry about the fact that I can grab him by the leg and make a takedown. This changes the balance of powers in the stance. I’ve adapted my skills according to the MMA. I’ve adapted even my jiu-jitsu to the MMA. I’ve defeated my rivals in stances due to hits on the ground and suffocating pain in different positions. Marc cannot boast he is able to do the same. In what way can he finish the fight if he doesn’t win by a knockout? "