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Frank Mir and Roy Nelson, to Set Aside Friendship on UFC 130

Written on May 27, 2011 by Alvin Guerro

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Frank Mir and Roy Nelson are neither close friends nor enemies. But the two of them will still go on a showdown at UFC 130.

and said on their recent interviewthat they will set aside mutual friendship for a while, as they battle each other at .

They are both Las Vegas natives and residents, and are also frequent training partners. But Roy Nelson denied that they are close friends. He admits that they train Jiu-jitsu together, but they were neither really friends nor enemies. They only regard each other as acquaintance.

Frank Mir, on the other hand, said that this bout would also affect their mutual friends. He mention that James Johnson, who will be on his opponent’s corner, is one of his groomsmen in his wedding. Frank Mir said that his approach in the fight was affected for that particular reason. He do not want to make any comments about Roy Nelson, even in jest, in case their mutual friends would take it the wrong way.

Regarding both fighters’ familiarity, Roy Nelson defeated Frank Mir in a grappling tournament eight years ago. But both fighters claimed that they are much different fighters now. The Frank Mir vs Roy Nelson bout will be a post match-up on UFC 130: . The event that will take place on MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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