What's Dana's Beef with Frank Mir?
Seriously, did Mir fail to pay up on a poker debt or something? Dana was trashing him again (and Nelson) at the post fight press conference last night.
I thought it was an entertaining fight. Nelson was a fatty that could be in better shape, as usual. What was Dana expecting? That's Roy Nelson.
I thought Mir looked good. He outstruck Nelson roughly 2 to 1. He scored a bunch of takedowns. He had some decent ground and pound. He suffered a broken jaw and rib in the process.
My opinion is that it's pretty shitty to stand there on TV and trash two of your fighters like that after a hard fought contest. If he's got a problem with them, he should be addressing it with them in private. It's just crappy leadership to behave that way.
Mir can't just walk in there with guns blazing with no regard to defense. He's trying to win and that should be his top priority. It really seems to me he's trying to balance the need to entertain the crowd with the need to win. That's the way it should be, IMO.
To be fair, he gives a lot of his fighters **** about aggressiveness in the cage. I know he's a media whore and it's all about the money. But I think he's doing a disservice to his fighters and he really seems to have it in for Mir. Mir has been putting it on the line for the UFC for a long time and I think he deserves better.