GRACIEMAG.com correspondent Nalty Jr. was in Las Vegas this week following Frank Mir’s training with Jiu-Jitsu star Robert Drysdale. Frank is polishing up his ground fighting skills for his next fight at UFC 111against Shane Carwin, on March 27, in New Jersey. Winning will put Mir closer to his dreamed-of rematch with his rival Brock Lesnar.
“I’m weighing 265 pounds and am much, much quicker, training really hard and lifting really heavy. My boxing is getting better and better and I’m training a lot of Jiu-Jitsu, nearly every day with Robert Drysdale, with and without the gi,” says Mir.
“Even though I beat Lesnar once, my loss to him last time is hard to swallow. This is what happens: I have to beat Shane Carwin so I can fight Brock Lesnar and nothing, nobody can keep me from beating up Brock Lesnar and taking my belt back. Anyone who follows this sport knows what I’m talking about,” says Frank in finishing.
Responsible for Mir’s grappling training, Drysdale speaks a bit about the UFC fighter.
“Frank and I are training a lot of Jiu-Jitsu, practically every day. Frank is awesome, and if you don’t watch out, he gets you. He was even thinking of competing at the Jiu-Jitsu Worlds this year! But the best part of training with Frank is that we’re great friends. We get along well, hang out and play video games… I feel a part of his family. We’re going to get that belt” he concludes.
Photographer Sean Rigo captured part of a training session between Mir and Drysdale on camera. Check it out:[flickr set=72157623646837506]