Twelve Rounds with Frank Mir
Another UFC pay per view is three days away and if you're struggling to muster enthusiasm for it, you're forgiven. Randy Couture squaring off against Mark Coleman might have been fun 10 or 12 years ago, but it's tough to find excitement in a main event in which the combatants' combined age (91) nearly equals the event's number in the UFC (109).
UFC 111, however, is something different altogether.
That card doesn't just feature plenty of Canadian content (GSP in the main event and Mark Bocek on the undercard), but the co-main event pits contender Shane Carwin against accused Brock Lesnar stalker and former heavyweight king Frank Mir.
Mir, of course, remains the only person to have defeated Lesnar since the former WWE champ crossed over to mixed martial arts in 2007, and when the Star caught up with him Mir assured us he can do it again, if and when he gets past Carwin.
As a matter of fact, he took it a step further and said that with his top-shelf jiu-jitsu and newfound love for strength and condition, he could do to Lesnar what he did to Cheick Kongo and Tim Sylvia.
Big words, but Mir seems more than eager to back them up.
To hear the UFC's interim heavyweight champ talk more about his training, mid-career slump and his running feud with Lesnar, click the link below and listen to the interview.