Originally written on cheap-heat  |  Last updated 11/9/14

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight Champion Junior dos Santos has issued the latest scouting report on Frank Mir, who fights the Brazilian bomber in the main event of UFC 146: “Dos Santos vs. Mir” on May 26, 2012 from the MGM Grand Garden Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

And I wouldn’t call it flattering.

“Cigano,” who was asked to switch up his training camp when his original opponent, Alistair Overeem, flunked a pre-fight drug test, isn’t buying into any of Mir’s pre-fight bravado.

In fact, he’s doing a little trash talk of his own, telling USA Today that Mir can only dream of being faster than him and also has a tendency to crumble when the going gets rough.

Those comments, after the jump.

“He previously said that he was faster than me. That’s only in his dreams. Mir’s boxing is reasonable. It’s OK. He takes advantage sometimes, just from the fact that he’s left-handed, but he’s really just pretty average with his boxing. All heavyweights hit hard. But compared to other heavyweights, compared to me, compared to my boxing — I’m faster than him; I hit harder than him; and I’m better technically. I think when Mir’s in a good spot in the fight — when he’s in a good moment and in a good position — he’s very dangerous. But Mir doesn’t really know to get through rough spots in a bout. When he gets in those rough spots, his courage goes out the window; his aggression goes out the window. What happened against Nogueira in his last fight was really an anomaly, because Mir got caught standing up. He got caught. He was ready to go down, ready to go out; and he was able to get through that and come back. That never happens in Mir’s fights. Usually when Mir gets into a little bit of trouble during a fight, he can’t come back from it.”

Dos Santos is referring to Mir’s UFC 140 submission win over friend and mentor Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. “Minotauro” had his former ex-TUF coach on queer street, but got sloppy when jumping into guard and left Toronto with his arm in a sling.

Now it’s payback time for the Brazilian, who can also help answer some lingering questions about his ground game — assuming Mir is conscious long enough to implement it.

Early predictions on this heavyweight hoedown?

For More On UFC 146
For More On Junior dos Santos
For More On Frank Mir

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Tim Tebow agrees to terms with Eagles

Report: Tyreke Evans a game-time decision for Game 2

Phillies GM: Asking price for Cole Hamels has not dropped

Could Ohio State really use all three quarterbacks?

Report: Florida CB arrested following armed robbery

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Celtics looking to make LeBron's life difficult in playoff series

WATCH: Luke Rockhold chokes out Lyoto Machida

WATCH: Masai Ujiri fires up Raptors fans with expletive

Andre Johnson: Signing with Colts not about revenge

Pete Rose joining FOX as baseball analyst

Josh Hamilton filed for divorce around time of relapse

WATCH: David Ortiz ejected for arguing over check swing

WATCH: The trailer for the new Allen Iverson documentary

WATCH: Jon Lester flips glove to first for out

Scout compares Mookie Betts to Deion Sanders

WATCH: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. tells his corner to stop fight

Mets pitcher Alex Torres wears massive protective hat

Report: Todd Gurley's knee checks out well in evaluation

WATCH: All 286 3-pointers Steph Curry made this season

WATCH: Devan Dubnyk makes great save while leaving net

Sabres GM not happy about losing draft lottery

Yordano Ventura ejected for plunking Brett Lawrie

Five early takeaways from the 2015 MLB season

MMA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Report: Tim Tebow signing with Eagles

David Ortiz ejected, throws tantrum

WATCH: Allen Iverson's documentary trailer

Alex Torres wears protective hat

Josh Hamilton filed for divorce from wife

Report: McHenry's coworkers want her fired

WATCH: Raptors fans taunt Paul Pierce

Five things to watch in NBA Playoffs

Jarret Stoll busted for drugs

CJ Wilson: Hamilton is 'ready to go'

Leaked Clippers jersey redesigns

Tequila Patron Sports Car Showcase preview

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.