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Report: Frank Mir and Cheick Kongo Look to Rebound at UFC 107

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("Another opponent that will tool me on the ground? YES!" Photo courtesy of MMA Frenzy.)

According to a new report on (which was also confirmed by MMA Mania), former UFC interim heavyweight champ Frank Mir is tentatively scheduled to face Cheick Kongo at UFC 107 (December 12, Memphis). Mir will try to bounce back from his crushing loss to Brock Lesnar at UFC 100, while Kongo is coming off his own smothering defeat against Cain Velasquez at UFC 99. The match would support the headlining light-heavyweight scrap between TUF 10 coaches Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and Rashad Evans.

We know Kongo hits hard, but if Mir can get this one to the mat, his massive jiu-jitsu advantage could decide the fight. No matter what happens, both guys have a lot to lose in this one. (I wonder if Mir will keep pushing his "cocky bastard" routine now that he’s been completely humbled?) Speaking of UFC 107, Rampage and Rashad will be the subjects of a Primetime mini-series on Spike, showcasing their preparations for the match. Think about it, know it, see it.

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glenwo2- July 26, 2009 at 12:14 am
Nikloai Says:
Fri, 07/24/2009 - 22:17
Mir will try to stand with him, 100%

Mir's stand up confidence must be through the roof now, he out boxed nogueira and the heavyweight champ lesnar"

>>> Outboxed???? If you call using your knees a part of "boxing", yeah. Oh wait!

Mir got CRUSHED by Brock.

And If he doesn't get smart and bring down kongo to the mat and does the stand-up game instead, it will be HIM who gets taken down...permanently.

Cosmin- July 24, 2009 at 11:50 pm
His unreal pearly whites kinda make up for the alien which at any time could burst out of his belly, dontcha think? :D
Nikloai- July 24, 2009 at 10:17 pm
Mir will try to stand with him, 100%

Mir's stand up confidence must be through the roof now, he out boxed nogueira and the heavyweight champ lesnar

he must think he's the best stand up guy in the world right!

... but if he can't stand with kongo, he'll just finish it on the ground

real tough fight for kongo, but at least he'll have a chance for a KO when Mir is standing with him
Sheps- July 24, 2009 at 5:55 pm
Oh god you guys are fucking sheep.

Mir wasn't a "cocky bastard" until Brock Lesnar accused him of being one, Bisping wasn't a loud mouth until Dan Henderson accused him of being one.

Get your own damn opinions you fucking sheep.
NateGetsIrate- July 24, 2009 at 3:46 pm
Not that i enjoy coming off as a smart ass, know-it-all, but...

Affliction just bowed down to the UFC and kissed it's Converse. Sho Nuff!
Swedish- July 24, 2009 at 3:10 pm
Frank Mir easily takes this one. Still an intriguing matchup. Nice work on Joe Silva's part
NateGetsIrate- July 24, 2009 at 3:09 pm
Ariel Helwani rules your asses Bens! (and apparently smacks your balls)
Soda Popinski- July 24, 2009 at 2:52 pm
:::i deleted it cause it hurt peoples feelings:::
Walrus- July 24, 2009 at 2:36 pm
Frank Mir's gonna beat his ass.
LAS- July 24, 2009 at 2:25 pm
Why would Memphis be any rowder than anywhere else the UFC has done shows? It's not like Rampage is the first guy to headline in front of a hometown crowd, and even cheap seats for the UFC ain't cheap.

I know all the white people are excited about "black on black crime" (as if that phrase hasn't been done fucking to death by message board posters), but seriously, it isn't the fucking 1850s, stop acting like black people will turn in to a bunch of hyenas at the sight of a cheap-looking gladiator montage. Besides, with the UFCs overwhelmingly white fan base, you can bet it won't be a 61% black crowd.
Dubbs- July 24, 2009 at 2:20 pm
Hey Cheick, here's a quarter now go downtown and get a rat to gnaw that thing off your body...Man, I love being perfect. It makes it so much fun to belittle those that are physically inferior to me.
LargeMidget- July 24, 2009 at 2:06 pm
This is the UFC giving Frank Mir an easy victory. Kongo is pathetic on the ground, Mir will choke him out in the 1st round easilly.
Fucklord- July 24, 2009 at 1:57 pm
Kongo's bellybutton looks like the Eye of Sauron
Nut Puncher 9000- July 24, 2009 at 1:50 pm
Mir. No question. Just because Brock Smashed him doesnt mean Kongo has a chance...geez people.

"Fezzik...tear his arms off"
CJvsCP- July 24, 2009 at 1:50 pm
If your girl had that the belly button would you suck on it like a nipple?..... Your gross if you say yes.....
baldmidget- July 24, 2009 at 1:50 pm
Being as he is either the worst gameplanner in the game or the worst at following a gameplan as well as lost on the ground - This should be a nice stepping stone for MIR..

Kongo is no "heavyweight wrecking machine" unless you're a can... not to mention the beating mir too from lesnar was due to obese ground and pound not from getting kicked in the balls at high speed in rapid succession.
Jeepman- July 24, 2009 at 1:49 pm
Mir by submission
El Famous Burrito- July 24, 2009 at 1:49 pm
That's called "Overcoming Adversity", Cheick.

More commonly known as The Houston Alexander Treatment.
CJvsCP- July 24, 2009 at 1:49 pm
Look at Kongo's belly button it looks like it sticking it's tounge at us......creepy....
manutdfan- July 24, 2009 at 1:48 pm
Why this repeated quotes of Mir having no takedowns. I remember him taking down Big Nog twice in their fight, and he seems to be pretty good at getting to the mat, whether you like it or not.
RearNakedPoke- July 24, 2009 at 1:40 pm
i think after the beating he took at the hands of brock, he wont stand with cheick. he will take him down and sub him in the second rd.....imo
Fucklord- July 24, 2009 at 1:39 pm
If Kongo decides to keep it standing he will destroy Mir who only has about 2 minutes of fight in him on any given night and no takedowns.

Problem is Kongo is one of the dumbest motherfuckers out there that he might end up shooting for a double once the bell rings
ktfo- July 24, 2009 at 1:38 pm
mir by whatever on the ground, but the way mir's been thinkin latly, he will probly try and stand with him.
Dana White- July 24, 2009 at 1:37 pm
Kongo by KO
Mir is going to try to stand vs him and gets KO by kick to the HEAD!
Titos Head- July 24, 2009 at 1:37 pm
Hopefully Cheick can get his ground game together....Jesus he is like a turtle on its shell on the ground.