Frank Mir vs Mirko Cro Cop UFC 119 main event 'one of the worst in modern Ultimate Fighting Championship history'

Ept_sports_mma_experts-872557877-1285477031_medium

So says Kevin Iole at Yahoo!Sports this morning after Frank Mir and Mirko Cro Cop "played patty cake and hugged each other" for 14 of 15 minutes.

A sad reality not lost on the former champion:

"It was a pretty shitty performance. I could have pushed the pace a bit more.... At least I could take an easy breath that if didn't go to a judges decision. I'll make the statement that shitty win is better than a shitty loss. That being said, it's only a highlight. I'm completely pissed off with my performance."

So "shitty" that UFC President Dana White refused to award a "Knockout of the Night" bonus even though Cro Cop was absolutely leveled in the final moments of the fight. Mir certainly added a fantastic finish to his career highlight reel over a legend, but it may always have an asterisk next to it because of the 14 painful minutes that preceded it. Is this all much ado about nothing -- the critics are being to harsh -- or is all the flack justified after their performances? Can you name a more disappointing main event? Let's hear your top five in the comments section below.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join MMAmania.com

You must be a member of MMAmania.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMAmania.com. You should read them.

Join MMAmania.com

You must be a member of MMAmania.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMAmania.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker