UFC Quick Quote: Frank Mir to add more strength to go with his technique

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"In the fight with Brock, I really felt there was a huge difference in strength and power. Being 245, I just don't think I'll ever be able to compete with him at that weight.... One area of my game I'm really lacking at is physical power. Just training, lifting heavy weights, being explosive, being a powerful athlete.... I'm going to go back to drawing board, I'm going to win two, three fights in a row and get a rematch against him. And I don't have to sit here and complain about it, I'll get an opportunity to get locked in a cage with him and show him what I felt about [his post-fight antics]."

-- Former heavyweight champion Frank Mir tells CageWriter.com that his superior technique was just no match for the strength and power of Brock Lesnar in their most recent encounter at UFC 100 back in July. Mir -- who defeated Lesnar via first round submission in early 2008 -- did not make it out of the second round in the rematch, getting pinned under the 280+-pound monster and overdosing on a huge helping of ham hocks. He was visibly in the best shape of his fighting career, tipping the scales at a lean 245 pounds. However, it just was not enough. Now he intends to change up his strength and conditioning program by enlisting the services of former U.S. strongman representative and UNLV strength coach, Mark Phillippi. He'll get to put his improved power to the test when he takes on Cheick Kongo at UFC 107 on Dec. 12. Can Mir muscle his way back toward another crack at Lesnar in the near future or is the division now too stacked and wide open for it to happen anytime soon?

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