"I guess they say it because I’m so self-confident. Sometimes I think people rather see a fighter saying ‘oh Jesus, I’m so glad, I can’t believe I won, I’ve never been that good, I’m not that good.' I've never had that kinda thought, especially because I was always so focused in getting into the Octagon to compete. I fought many guys who think like that and due to my self-confidence, I get on their nerves. But those who are arrogant can’t understand themselves, they think their qualities are bigger than they really are. I, on the other hand, am only confident about what I know I can really do."
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight Champion and current division number one contender Frank Mir is feeling confident, not arrogant, as he prepares to challenge 265-pound kingpin Junior dos Santos at UFC 146 on May 26, 2012 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mir tells Tatame.com his self-confidence has been known to get on his opponent's nerves, but are there any fans out there who are also put off by the submission specialist's constant bravado? This could be his last shot at wearing heavyweight gold after filling in for a penalized Alistair Overeem later this month in "Sin City," but it will take more than self-confidence to topple the punishing blows of "Cigano," whose Brazilian boxing skills have stiffened more than a few foes. Anyone out there in MMA land think he's got a shot? Sound off in the comments section below.