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"Actually I am really excited about this one. I really look at it as another opportunity to fight a former PRIDE winner, he won their Absolute tournament in ’06, he was one of their top guys ... I think a lot of guys would actually rather to avoid CroCop at this point in his career, I think he doesn’t have the same notoriety that he had before. You hear people saying he doesn’t have what he used to have or he is slower now, he doesn’t have what he used to have in aggression and tenacity. But the bottom line is if you make a mistake he can still kick your head into the bleachers."
Former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir is cautiously optimistic about his upcoming fight at UFC 119 with mixed martial arts legend and 2006 Pride FC Open Weight Grand Prix winner, Mirko Cro Cop. Naturally, Mir is aware that Cro Cop's best chance to win the fight, which will headline the show in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Sept. 25, is if he keeps it upright. Mir, meanwhile, is confident in his advantage on the ground. Does a Nogueira and Kongo display of hands leave Mir a little too confident these days, thinking he could stand with the former K-1-level kickboxer, or will he come to his senses on fight night and waste no time taking it to the ground?