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Frank Mir vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira Rematch Booked for UFC 140 in Toronto


(Like two little Fonzies. Photo via CombatLifestyle)

Coming off his redemptive knockout of Brendan Schaub at UFC 134, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira‘s next fight will give him a chance to settle an old score. The UFC announced yesterday that Big Nog will rematch Frank Mir at UFC 140, December 10th in Toronto.

The two heavyweights first met at UFC 92 in December 2008 following a shared stint on TUF 8. Despite coming in as a 3-1 underdog, Mir shocked fans by outstriking Nogueira en route to a second-round TKO. Then, Nogueira pee-peed on Mir’s parade by revealing that he was fighting with a staph infection and injured knee, which didn’t exactly sit well with Mir. Nogueira has wanted a rematch ever since, and re-called-out Mir following his big win last month.

Mir, who tried to lobby for Alistair Overeem as his next opponent, is riding a two-fight win streak, with somewhat unimpressive victories over Mirko Cro Cop and Roy Nelson. The rematch feels like a lose-lose situation for him, but as an Odd Man Out, he’ll need to score another decisive win before he gets a step up the ladder. Your predictions?

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Get Off Me- September 8, 2011 at 8:38 pm
@ccman
It's confirmed by Nelson and Nog that Schaub is that scrub.
@Skeletor
Exactly, sadly a case of irresponsible booking here.
XENOPHON- September 8, 2011 at 5:51 pm
Mir will take about NOG...sorry, but it's a no brainier.
RSparrow- September 8, 2011 at 12:23 pm
Another stupid fucking rematch. Enough with them..
KarmaAteMyCat- September 8, 2011 at 7:49 am
I believe the old adage goes "Bad troll is bad"
ArmFarmer- September 8, 2011 at 7:32 am
WK, that would take at least minimal effort.. plus it would require them to respond to feedback, so it's obviously out of the question.
WK- September 8, 2011 at 7:25 am
As an addendum to ArmFarmer's comment:
You realize you can just block any post with the Chinese spambot's URLs and their set phrases and they won't be able to post their spam?
ArmFarmer- September 8, 2011 at 7:12 am
Back to back articles with typos.. impressive cp. "First off, how till the UFC save money" was in the previous one. I know what will fix this! Delete my comment, delete Jimbonics comment, allow spammers and captcha to remain. That aughta do it.
Carl Sagan- September 8, 2011 at 7:08 am
Nognognognognognog... NOG!
ccman- September 8, 2011 at 7:06 am
I actually like it, the first fight was entertaining, this will tell us if Nog is back or if Schuab is really just a scrub, and give us i hint if Mir is better than just a gate keeper to pass going up and down.
SnackDaddy- September 8, 2011 at 6:54 am
i don't think i've ever been less excited about a fight...
skeletor- September 8, 2011 at 6:54 am
With Mir's new found boxing skills and Nog's pension for blocking punches with his face, I see this going down allot like the first fight.
jimbonics- September 8, 2011 at 6:51 am
'en route to a second-route TKO'
 
I like this.
Chonde- September 8, 2011 at 6:11 am
Mir will win again by TKO in second round.
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