UFC on Fox 7: Daniel Cormier says Frank Mir will quit if their fight ends in a finish

Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE

Daniel Cormier is fired up following recent comments from former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir. Find out why he doesn't want to finish, but instead wants to make Frank Mir quit below.

Frank Mir poked the bear.

In a recent interview, the former UFC champion said upcoming (April 20, 2013) UFC on Fox 7 opponent Daniel Cormier can't finish fights unless the referee does it for him due to his lack of technical skill and finishing moves.

This didn't sit well with "DC," who won the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix, defeating the likes of Jeff Monson, Antonio Silva and Josh Barnett along the way.

One would expect the normally reserved Cormier to brush off Mir's comments with a smirk, but his response via Bleacher Report was anything but civil, stating he was going to force the Las Vegas native to quit.

"To the point of me not being a guy that can finish fights, I'm going to tell you right now and this is 100 percent true-Frank Mir says I can't finish fights? Okay that's fine. My intention in this fight is not to finish Frank Mir. I'm going beat up on Frank Mir for 15 minutes and I'm going to make him stay in that cage with me.If Frank Mir gets finished, it will be because he quit. We've all seen some of his fights where we're like 'what exactly happened there?'. Know that in this one, if he gets finished it will be because he quits. I'm going to make him check out of that fight, I'm not going to do it for him. I'm not going to do it for him. When he wants out of the fight, he'll get out of the fight. So watch the fight on April 20. If Frank Mir gets finished it's because he checked out."

On paper, Cormier's best shot at beating Mir would likely be via knockout should he connect with his heavy hands like he did against Antonio Silva, especially with Mir's track record of being knocked out in his losses.

Do you think it's a wise strategy for Cormier to not want to finish the former UFC champion and instead potentially give the Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt the full duration of the fight to catch him in a submission?

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