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Frank Mir Says He Wanted to Fight Fedor Emelianenko, Like a ‘Big-Game Hunter’

November 23, 2017 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Frank Mir

Frank Mir spoke with MMAjunkie about facing Fedor Emelianenko in the first round of the Bellator MMA World Grand Prix 2018. Highlights are below:

On wanting to face Fedor: “It’s like being a big-game hunter. I don’t want to go out there and shoot a little quail. You want to take out the biggest and the baddest.”

On keeping busy during his time off: “I’ve seen so much more now, because I’ve watched so many countless hours of video of two guys fighting, actually breaking it down analytically…My mind has advanced even more so.”

On fighting for the first time since March 2016: “It’s nice to be a fighter again. A little bit of limbo was the last year-and-a-half, not having a fight scheduled and not being able to participate. I finally get to fight again. It’s something that, when you don’t get to do what you love, it makes it even worse.”