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Frank Mir: ‘[Joe] Rogan’s making excuses for certain fighters’

frank_mirAt a Maxim UFC 102 after-party, former heavyweight champion Frank Mir had some choice words on quite a few current event topics.

In an interview with Raw Vegas TV, he ranted on everything from Fedor Emelianenko’s decision not to accept the UFC’s contract offer, to play by play analyst, Joe Rogan.

He stated he was angered by Joe Rogans comments during and after the Randy Couture vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira fight, when Rogan suggested Nogueira’s loss to Mir was the result of a staph infection. Mir stated, “Rogan’s making excuses for certain fighters, for why they performed badly. … Every fighter has reasons we don’t perform at 100%. As fans, we don’t want to hear heroes and warriors complain that they almost died of staph. I think that’s pretty sad and pathetic.”

He then continued with the possibility of a rubber match between him and current champion Brock Lesnar, “We’re 1-1 against each other. He had a lack of experience his first fight in the UFC, and I was able to capitalize on that. He was smarter than me. He made up a lot of ground on technique and while he’s not more technical than I am, he was able to learn enough technique to take advantage of his athletic ability. He made much better improvements than I did. He beat me fair and square. … The next time we fight each other I can also improve upon why I lost last time.”

To top off the bold comments, the always confident Mir talked about Fedor signing with Strikeforce instead of the UFC, “His management team, I think, is the reason he can’t do what he wants to do. I think everybody, every morning should wake up with something to prove. The minute you think you don’t think you have something to prove, retire, go home and disappear.”

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