Thursday, December 29, 2011

Who is Frank Mir?

With apologies to the fictional industrialist ...

Where Does Frank Mir Rank Among MMA Grapplers Now?
Over his career, Frank Mir gave us three of the best submission finishes ever seen on the heavyweight level in mixed martial arts. I see his technical skill, obvious horsepower and respect his ruthlessness in victory, but wonder if there are caveats with his victories. Are they as impressive as they seem? Where does Mir rank among the landscape of MMA grapplers - or even within the heavyweight division itself?
Full disclosure: As someone who was born-again into jiu-jitsu after spotting Frank Mir on the cover of Muscle and Fitness eight years ago, I'll always have a soft spot in my heart for the guy.