"He can hit pretty hard, but … it’s not like I don’t hit hard. So it will be a little bit of a cat-and-mouse game on the feet. I don’t think either one of us really wants to take a direct shot from the other guy. I think it’s going to be two guys feeling each other out, looking for the opportunity to finish the fight. It’s one of those situations where we’re both so powerful that the first guy who really does something stupid is probably not going to win the fight."
--Former UFC interim heavyweight champion Frank Mir talks about how he matches up with Shane Carwin, the man likely to be his opponent in the next UFC interim title fight, rumored for UFC 111 in March. Mir has become pretty confident in his stand up recently, and why shouldn't he be? His wins over Cheick Kongo and Minotauro Mogueira were both great examples of how effective his striking can be. But then there's Shane Carwin, who hasn't had an opponent last more than a minute and a half with him in 3 fights so far inside the Octagon. He hits pretty hard too. Mir might be on to something. This fight probably will come down to whoever makes the first mistake.