Could Mir teach Lesnar how to escape this hold down the road?
Could Mir teach Lesnar how to escape this hold down the road?

Perhaps the first couple of lessons are to show proper respect to those with experience in mixed martial arts, as Mir will hope to defeat Brock for the second time and become the undisputed UFC Heavyweight Champion.

After that, however, Frank Mir would welcome the opportunity to sharpen his opponent’s skills through coaching.

I think that a lot of people realize that he was only 1-1, he had a .500 record in the UFC when he got a title shot…. I know at the end I’m going to be able to get a hold of him. There’s going to be a day of reckoning. So he’ll have to answer to me personally. There’s going to be no reporters or nobody to protect him…. Three or four years from now, if I decide to switch over into full time coaching, I would like to coach Brock. I see a lot of things that he’s done in his last couple of fights that I think are mistakes that are not really his fault, they’re maybe his trainer’s faults. How can he be so talented, an NCAA champion, probably one of the best wrestlers to come out of college in the heavyweight division, and still make some of the real basic balancing and footwork mistakes that he’s making right now?

Now I can’t say for certain, but this appears to be no more than some good old fashioned gamesmanship heading into their bout on July 11th. It’s obvious that Mir is a student of the sport and certainly has more experience than Lesnar, but this kind of talk is probably more intended to have Brock question his current training than an actual interest in coaching him down the road.

Frank Mir’s confidence these days seems to be at an all time high, and his contribution to the war of words between the two champions is definitely conveying just that.

T-minus 9 weeks.