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Nogueira Assures Everyone That Rivalry With Mir Is “Getting Strong”

So, you’re not all that excited about seeing Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Frank Mir coach season eight of “The Ultimate Fighter”, you say? Think it’s going to be just another plodding season of the same crap over and over again? Well, hold on to your butts, MMA fans, because Big Nog is turning up the heat!

From a recent interview with

“The mood of rivalry between us is getting strong. We see each other here all the time, and I’ve known his game for awhile. Ever since he submitted Roberto Traven at the UFC, in 2001, he’s been known. But you’ll see: I’m going to be all over him standing, I’m better than him both standing and on the ground.

“In the fight with Sylvia the way to the win was clearly on the ground, but against Mir I’m going to show more of what I’m capable of to the world and my fans. I’ll always respect him as an adversary, of course. Even more so since he’s trained with Demian Maia and Robert Drysdale.”

Boo-yah! You hear that? The rivalry is getting strong! You know, still respectful and professional between both men who will each try and do their best as sportsmen, but a strong rivalry nonetheless! Take that, Ken and Tito. Now you’re all pumped up, right? Right? Guys?

(Props: MMA Mania)

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tricky dicky- June 16, 2008 at 9:27 pm
sweet fake dram as per normal. about as authentic as the recent michael bisping heat for the last UFC
Anonymous- June 16, 2008 at 9:21 pm
Nog is just too smooth
Hattori Hanzo- June 16, 2008 at 7:54 pm
Waiting for Nog to tell Mir that he''s going to beat him into living death
reality- June 16, 2008 at 4:55 pm
At least they decided to put a lackluster division on hold this time, but it seems like they still haven't learned from the Hughes/Serra debacle. They should have at least let Nog bring an entirely Brazilian team, just to mix things up.
Meh- June 16, 2008 at 4:37 pm
Why can't the competion be enough? If youre only in it for the drama and the bullshit, you should go watch big brother in stead
C-Bus Allstar- June 16, 2008 at 4:31 pm
The short answer is "no."