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UFC 100 Hype Vids: ‘History of the UFC’, Frank Mir Looking Rough + More

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It’s like someone set our Eras of MMA and Greatest UFC Events of All Time features to music; the above compilation summarizes the UFC’s entire history from November ’93 until now, in just four-and-a-half minutes. If this doesn’t get you amped up for UFC 100 — T-minus five days, by the way — either you’re not a UFC fan, or you have something personal against David Bowie.

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Sporting a horrible black eye that was given to him by Forrest Griffin, Frank Mir discusses his mental preparation for his rematch with Brock Lesnar, why the UFC has the best heavyweight division, Lesnar’s unworthiness, and the potential historical legacy of the fight. Part 1 of this interview is here.

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UFC fighters (and Gina Carano) weigh in on the Georges St. Pierre/Thiago Alves matchup at UFC 100, and it’s just about as one sided as the Henderson/Bisping blowout, with GSP as the clear favorite among his peers. Rashad Evans thinks Alves’s bulk will be a liability in the cage, while James Irvin wants to see St. Pierre lose so that the welterweight division can open up a bit.

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BackbaconBilly- July 6, 2009 at 7:55 pm
If you go back and take a look at the Fitch vs Thiago fight, Thiago had some serious issues while being on his back which allowed Fitch to GNP him into a tko, if Alves hasn't shored up his ground game then if/when GSP takes him to the mat he is gonna get a taste of what its like to be beatdown. George is rediculously good at keeping opponents down and if Thiago couldn't shake Fitch off its doubtful he will do any better against George. Thiago may have a slight size advantage but NOBODY has ever thrown George around the ring. I give Alves a punchers chance, if he doesn't knock gsp out in the 1st round then his odds of winning will drastically decline.
BackbaconBilly- July 6, 2009 at 7:32 pm
"mir looks like mugatoo during his derelicht fashion campaign.i feel like im taking crazy pills"

LMAO, good one spennyG.

Mir is in no way fooled by the 1st fight, he realizes he caught a break with the stand-up, but theres no denying that he knew what to do when it went back down on the mat and Brock learned what it was like to fight a big guy with sick subs. I'm calling this one...... Mir by TKO ( yea I know I'm going out on a limb ) but I really think Mir is not going to want to win this by sub, i mean sure he would if the opportunity arises, but I think he wants to be the 1st to k.o brock, if he does then what excuse can brock offer? nothing.
Dubbayoo- July 6, 2009 at 4:34 pm
@ Kadumel:

I don't think anyone questions Brock's abilities anymore. I personally believe that he's a top 10 HW, and I tip my hat to him after beating Couture (who I tip the same hat to, because he took the fight to Brock). There are the Brock haters.. but u don't have to be one to think he didn't deserve the title shot..

There's a difference between being proving that you can handle a title shot, and actually earning a title shot. Brock wasn't even on a winning streak when he got the title shot. He won a decision (but one-sided). The opponent before that, Mir, beat him in 90 seconds. Then Mir then stopped BIG NOG(!!!), which is more impressive than decisioning Herring. And now Mir is basically the challenger for the title. And his winning streak started before he beat Lesnar. That's the problem.

Forget about Mazzagatti's choices, and what Brock did to Mir during the fight. Bottom line, Mir submitted Brock in 90 seconds. If Brock beats Mir, he deserves the title, even if he didn't deserve a shot. It won't matter after Saturday. I just hope that when if Brock loses, that he'll at least be put behind Carwin in the line for the title.

I picture a lot of rematches in the Heavyweight division in the next 2 years..

And no matter who's the undisputed HW Champ on Saturday, I bet it's not going past round 1.
Derly- July 6, 2009 at 4:33 pm
I meant to say she "looks like" a bodybuilder.
Clyde- July 6, 2009 at 3:45 pm
Great video. I truly think that Frank Mir has no idea how deep the shit he was in in that first fight with Lesnar. He does seem to look at it like he he came out, dominated fom the start and finished the fight in 90 seconds, when in reality it could have easily gone the other way.

I don't want to say it's luck because obviously he's got a lot of skill and there's a reasonable chance he could have come back and submitted brock even without the standup. But don't act like it was a one sided affair, Frank. It just wasn't.
Derly- July 6, 2009 at 2:40 pm
That girl likes a bodybuilder who is between competitions. The long-head of her tricep is pretty big for a girl, that's not just fat sticking out there. Then you can see she has a decent bicep when she holds the mic while talking to Forrest.

Conclusion: She isn't just some fat girl, but she's not cute either, because bodybuilding chicks scare me.
Chri534.- July 6, 2009 at 1:20 pm
I agree with Kadumel's points. I mean, the fact that he got through Min-Soo Kim in the first place should have put him in line for a title shot.

...Also, I like the Forrest interview, if not just for admiring the quality of the interviewer. I'm actually serious, I'd rather see a hot chick stumble over a Q&A with a fighter than watching [I'll leave it open here, it's a long list] conducting an interview.
Kadumel- July 6, 2009 at 12:37 pm
@Jay Smith,

No I dont think he deserved the shot but the fact of the matter is he proved he deserved the shot by stopping Randy in the second round due to strikes, I would really have been impressed if he submitted him but I will take what I can get. I agree with most of your post but I just think it reeks of elitism when someone says he didnt deserve the shot because he paid his bills by wrestling for the WWE. A lot of the people saying that do not have what it takes to be a fake wrestler let alone an NCAA champion.

I think the Dream freakshow and Kimbo fiasco were much worse situations for MMA than Brock Lesnar. We all get to see how real he is next Saturday. If anyone is watching near MI let me know.
TheHuytonHandGrenade- July 6, 2009 at 12:04 pm
Does anybody have any ideas what channel UFC 100 will be shown in the UK? R.I.P Setanta
d0zer- July 6, 2009 at 11:54 am
shit thats a sweet shiner that mir has
d0zer- July 6, 2009 at 11:50 am
First video reminds me why I like Tito
Frank Mur- July 6, 2009 at 9:58 am
@Spenny G
"i feel like im taking crazy pills."
EXACTLY what I was Thinking!!!HAHA!!
greenseed- July 6, 2009 at 9:55 am
watched all these 2 days ago.. gee

ktfo- July 6, 2009 at 9:52 am
bad ass video...almost brought a tear to my eye. "I am not impressed with your performance" is fucking classic.

I really hope mir submits lesnar or better yet, knocks him the fuck could happen.
Jay Smith- July 6, 2009 at 9:48 am
@ Kadumel
Yo dog, I never said I didn't like Lesner, and I never said he didn't belong in the UFC. I know he's a force to be reckoned with, but me and 90% of everyone else that participates, watches, knows about, cares about, and doesn't care about MMA, just thinks he was given a title shot without having to prove himself. Be real bro, you think he deserved a title shot after losing his first fight, and then winning his next????
NECROPHYTE- July 6, 2009 at 9:36 am
Rebel Rebel! Ziggy Stardust rules. And he could beat Akebono and Bob Sapp...
spennyG- July 6, 2009 at 9:36 am
mir looks like mugatoo during his derelicht fashion campaign.i feel like im taking crazy pills.
831 Son- July 6, 2009 at 9:34 am
Rashad is still a fucking little bitch for what he was saying to Lyoto in their fight before he got KO'd like the fucking pussy he is.

And I wont be surprised if Brock wins the match with Mir via Hammerfist.
Kadumel- July 6, 2009 at 9:13 am
I really hate it when MMA fighters start talking about how great of a boxer they are becoming (Arlovski anyone) I think Frank is going to rely on his boxing and its going to get him knocked around the cage by a guy who will wiegh fifty pounds more than him come fight time. I for the life of me don't understand why it matters that Brock got a title shot after two fights in the UFC, WHO FUCKING CARES? Obviously the guy belongs here or he would never have gotten past Herring and Couture. You may think Lesnar is an asshole but everyone wants MMA to be mainstream so we can watch it on network TV and Lesnar is probably the way thats going to happen. And dont reply telling me that EliteXC was already on network TV because everyone knows what a joke that was.
Bob Reilly- July 6, 2009 at 9:06 am
Great highlight video.
Dubbayoo- July 6, 2009 at 8:56 am
@Jay Smith - I agree that a decision seems likely... but then again, can Jackson game planning prevent every fight-ending punch/knee? That said, can Thiago keep from getting prison raped on the ground?

I also agree w/ u that it would be nice to see Brock EARN a title shot w/ something other than star power. But then again, Brock did earn the title with punching power..

All this shit won't matter come Sunday!
Jay Smith- July 6, 2009 at 7:46 am
I hope Mir pulls it off. I want to see Brock match up with some other heavyweights on the lower end of the totem pole, and have to work his way back up to a title shot like everyone else.

I also think GSP is unstoppable. It should be a good fight, but I think GSP will win by decision.
Dojima- July 6, 2009 at 7:39 am
all work and no training make Frank something something
Soda Popinski- July 6, 2009 at 7:36 am
i agree about the first video. a big "hey-o" to whoever put that together.

5 days till go time. seriously, the thought of this weekend is actually causing this gloomy monday to not suck.

i like it.
Dubbayoo- July 6, 2009 at 7:30 am
That first video is amazing. The UFC should/probably is making a clip just like that but w/ heavier beer-drinkable music and enchanced effects. But that montage put 16 years of UFC evolution into 5 minutes!

And I don't know if I'm in the minority or not, but Lesnar/Mir is Frank's fight to lose. War Mir baby.