Originally posted on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 5/17/12
Junior dos Santos (Pictured) doesn’t pull any punches inside the Octagon, and the reigning UFC heavyweight champ sticks to that same mentality outside of it. When “Cigano” was recently asked what he thought of his May 26th opponent, dos Santos professed Frank Mir doesn’t have heart. During Thursday’s conference call, the Brazilian was requested to clarify his comments just in case something was lost in translation. It wasn’t. Dos Santos is a straight shooter and reiterated that Mir is the Tin Man of mixed martial arts. “I don’t promote fights by talking trash,” dos Santos stated. “What I say, I say because I believe it. I confirm and I stand by what I said. What I meant by that remark is that I feel that Frank Mir lacks heart and lacks the ability to proceed through rough spots in a fight. “That’s my personal opinion. That’s what I truly believe. I don’t say things just to sell fights. I’m not a trash talker, I never will be. So if I said it, it’s because it’s my true opini
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