Apparently those comments didn’t sit well with the Strikeforce heavyweight grand prix winner, as the usual laid back American Kickboxing Academy stalwart responded to the comments via Bleacher Report.
“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.”
The two will lock horns on April 20th in San Jose, California. They will serve as the co-main event of the UFC on FOX 7 card headlined by Benson Henderson and Gilbert Melendez for the UFC lightweight strap.