"Werdum is a greatly improved fighter with phenomenal stand-up and I think his jiu-jitsu is some of the best in the world. The guy is awesome. The only reason why I at first said, 'hmmm, maybe not a good idea' when I found out he wanted to fight in June in Brazil. I was like, 'Ah, I don't know if that would be such a great idea, I don't know if I'm gonna be that well received there.' I'd have to go there for a whole week with my family, my wife and my children. I don't think I'm in (Chael's) boat yet, but at the same time if I go to a restaurant and someone is a Nogueira fan, what are they gonna do to my food? Brazilian fans, fans in general, can be kinda crazy and I've received quite a few crazy Emails. Google translate is a phenomenal thing but it kind of makes you cringe a little bit when you see what people wanna say."
--Former UFC 265-pound champion Frank Mir on why he quickly shot down discussions of a possible fight against fellow heavyweight hurter Fabricio Werdum in Brazil. Mir, who will instead battle Cain Velasquez at UFC 146 on May 26 in Las Vegas, is concerned for his well-being after snapping Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira's arm like a Popsicle stick at UFC 140 last December. "Minotauro," a former PRIDE FC Champion, is one of Brazil's most beloved mixed martial artists, and Mir has already gotten enough "crazy Emails" to know that he's not welcome. Anyone Brazilian MMA fans out there want to weigh in on this one? More on his upcoming fight against Velasquez right here.