Written off by practically everyone in the MMA world entering 2015, 36-year-old Frank Mir now has two consecutive knockout victories, the most recent coming in a thrilling slugfest Wednesday night at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, as he dropped and stopped Todd Duffee in less than a round.

“I went out there and beat a young stud at what he does best — just throw leather, throw explosive, throw hard,” Mir said. “I fought a little emotional, and I usually don’t do that. I try to be crafty. But I just bit down on my mouthpiece, and I was going to swing for the fences.”

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