Frank Mir Wants to Welcome Josh Barnett to the UFC

UFC heavyweight Frank Mir had an opportunity to be the first man to face Strikeforce veteran Daniel Cormier in the Octagon and it looks like he has similar interest in a scrap with Josh Barnett (32-6). Though Barnett fought under the UFC banner a decade ago, he only recently re-joined the organization and has yet to be booked for a bout.

The 16-7 Mir recently spoke to El Octagono where his interest in battling Barnett was evident as was his confidence in being able to deal with anything “The Warmaster” throws his way…

“I think that would be a phenomenal fight. I think that some of the fans have talked about it a lot on the Internet as far as who is the better catch wrestler. And I think that I would be more than happy to welcome him to the UFC and I think it would be a great fight.”

“I think that he’s not afraid to grapple with me. Which I think would be one of his downfalls.”

SOURCE: El Octagono / MMAMania (transcription)
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