Dana White hates crappy main events. We saw him threaten to fire Anderson Silva if he dicked around in the cage again, so I guess it shouldn’t be much of a surprise that he’s willing to put a sword to Frank Mir’s neck too after what we endured at UFC 119. ESPN reports:
“I have no clue about Frank,” said White, before offering a clue. “To talk the stuff he does, and then fight like he fought, that’s a little frustrating. Once Cro Cop stuffed his takedown attempt, his heart fell out on the floor. If Frank Mir can’t bully you, his heart shrinks to the size of the Grinch’s. If he can’t take you down, his heart shrinks to the size of a pea.”
Might we have seen the last of the 31-year-old Mir, a UFC fighter since 2001, in the Octagon? Could White cut him?
“Sure,” said White, wiping some candor off his chin. “You really, really need to show up and deliver. This is a job.”
This isn’t Dana cutting Frank … he later updated his twitter saying ESPN was ‘being stupid’ and that he said he could fire Mir but made it clear he wouldn’t. But the message is clear: muck up the main event and you’re on very thin ice.