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Ben who? Frank Mir represented MMA for Triller — ‘We’re also very good at boxing’ – MMA Root

Former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir doesn’t want the world to think MMA fighters can’t box simply because former welterweight fighter Ben Askren was knocked out by Jake Paul at the Triller Fight Club event last weekend. in Atlanta.

That’s why Mir, who tipped the scales at 276 pounds, is touting his own performance against former IBF cruiserweight champion Steve Cunningham, despite falling short on the judges’ scorecards after six rounds of relatively light action.

“I wanted to represent MMA by saying hey, we’re very good at boxing too,” the hamburger master told reporters after the show (transcribed by MMA Fighting). “Obviously, it was a difficult task to beat a world champion in a boxing match. But I did lose a decision in six rounds but I boxed well, but that was preferable to catching Steve in the first 30 seconds. “

Mir, 41, has not competed in MMA since he earned a unanimous decision victory over Roy Nelson under the Bellator banner in October 2019. Although he is primarily known for his jiu-jitsu, Mir had enough power in his left hand. to score five knockouts.

However, a return to “sweet science” is unlikely.

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