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Video: Countdown to UFC 119: Mir vs. Cro Cop

(Video courtesy megavideo/UFC)

With Sonnengate taking the piss out of the fact that there’s a UFC event this weekend, a lot of us (myself included) forgot that he UFC 119 countdown show was on last night.

If you happened to miss it and you were looking for something to do at work today instead of finishing up putting the new cover sheets on your TPS reports, we got you covered. 

We won’t spoil it for you, but the first thing that becomes clear in the latest episode is that they have switched up the format which gives the show a David Fincher movie feel to it.

I’m a fan of the new style, but then again the frenetic pace and non-stop jittery transitions seem to mimic my ADHD-controlled thought pattens, so it could just be me.

A few notes on the show after the jump:

• Cro Cop is PISSED at Mir’s disrespect and is looking to kick his head off into the third row.

Ryan Bader thinks beating Lil’ Nog will lead to a title shot in one or two more fights

Frank Mir has still not gotten over losing to Brock Lesnar

Mir says he isn’t afraid to stand with Mirko and that he "wants a piece of Cro Cop’s anatomy"

Sean Sherk isn’t going to pass the torch to Evan Dunham willingly

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Shaky- September 22, 2010 at 10:02 am
Didn't Dana already say after the Jones v VMat fight that he would get the winner of Diet Nog v Bader?
NinjaNerd8- September 22, 2010 at 5:51 am
I like Mir too. It was a real pleasure to see him submit Lesnar, rape Nog and blast stuck up Kongo, beating him at his own game.
Smitty- September 21, 2010 at 11:24 pm
1. I'm commenting soooo late on this, the video had already been removed.
2. Come on dog, you can diss the wayans, but why you gotta dog Malcom X?
3. @ destinationblood - I have always liked Mir too. I'm kind of ashamed to say that here in front of everyone, but you gave me strength.
4. I'm gettin carried away with the numbering thing.
5. I went waaaaay to far.
Kimbos Bread- September 21, 2010 at 6:04 pm
Left leg cemetery, right leg missing since saturday.
DazedNConfused- September 21, 2010 at 5:43 pm
This video and how gay Mir is really makes me sad that fighters have to get old and keep fighting. Crocop was such a beast, his boxing and kicks were so legit up until... 2007?

Then it's been a slow downhill trend and as much as id love for crocop to start throwing combo's with a kick at the end I don't know if he has it. As he's said he's only 36 but he's had over 100 fights when you count his kickboxing, boxing and mma records. Countless injuries and years of strain to the body. Id hate to feel how his body probably does every morning.

Im still going to try and put money on him haha. I can't not.
WalksInTheDarkness- September 21, 2010 at 5:24 pm
I love the fact that Mir reckons he's got some awesome stand up, it'll be so good to see him try and stand and bang with Velazquez or Dos Santos who are a lot more explosive with their strikes. He should stick to his grappling and wrestling which is a combination a lot of the heavy weights in the UFC (and around the globe) don't have. I'd still love to see him fight Barnett.
itsgalf- September 21, 2010 at 5:11 pm
hopefully CroCop's left leg really sends Mir to the cemetery. This will be the first death ever in the Octagon!
cecils_pupils- September 21, 2010 at 5:05 pm
I liked Mir all the way up through the 2nd Brock fight (especially 'cuz I hated Brock and what he stood for). Now, not so much. These days Mir doesn't seem to know when to shut the fuck up and just fight.
cecils_pupils- September 21, 2010 at 5:02 pm
shoryuken Says: bader v jones is a very good idea

I 2nd the motion.
ThrashingMad- September 21, 2010 at 4:11 pm
Why does Mir think that his success rests so much on his body type. It seems like after every loss these days he has some significant revelation about his weight. Why work on actually coming to a fight with a halfway sensible game plan?
fatbellyfrank- September 21, 2010 at 3:47 pm
Mir is a dick, I hope Cro Cop jumps in a time machine, goes back to his prime and brings that form to the cage this weekend, I wanna see him kick Mirs head off. And that peice of anatomy, kets hope its Mirko's left heel buried into Mir's skull
RwilsonR- September 21, 2010 at 1:32 pm
@ dano - you really hit the nail on the head with that one!
Ballkick- September 21, 2010 at 1:03 pm
Mr. CroCop is in for a bad beating. I predict a second round TKO for Mir.
Travelinron- September 21, 2010 at 12:57 pm
I'll never fight a man that says he wants a piece of my anatomy. Ever.
shoryuken- September 21, 2010 at 12:46 pm
bader v jones is a very good idea
Shifty-Eyed Dog- September 21, 2010 at 11:22 am
1) I hate Mir. Always have. I love watching him get his ass whooped. Let's hope Cro Cop does just as well as Lesnar did.

2) How EITHER of those guys is considered a Main Event-worthy fight is beyond me. Seriously, this is one of the weakest main events I've seen in a looong time (on a PPV - Fight Nights are intended to feature lesser fights)

3) Bader deserves a title shot next year. I say if he wins this, put him in a fight with Jon Jones to determine the next shot at the title.
destinationblood- September 21, 2010 at 11:22 am
Anyone notice that big cut across cro-cops face during some of those no shirt poses staring at the camera? see 12:26 for example
BassAssasin- September 21, 2010 at 11:13 am
Mir has the mentality of a high school football payer.

destinationblood- September 21, 2010 at 11:07 am
I've always liked Mir, not really sure why, i thought he did a good with the WEC things, 9 out of 10 times he called moves and said what the guy was going to do before he did it.....I think most of the hate for him is because of that damn, chin/under chin patch of asian porn bush he has going on...
imabigfan- September 21, 2010 at 10:53 am
I just want to say that bigify and expandicate made me laugh more than they really should have. Well played, sir. Well played.

Malcom Mir?
Frank X?
Frank King?
Don Mir?
Damon Mir?
Frank Wayans?

something like that
CZ- September 21, 2010 at 10:45 am
agree 100%
RwilsonR- September 21, 2010 at 10:43 am
I really liked Mir pre-accident. But ever since his lackluster return, and then actual comeback, every time he opens his mouth he is very hard to like.

I hope CroCop remembers to actually string more than one strike together and finishes Mir. I haven't seen a decent flurry of strikes out of him in years. Remember when he had Aleks pinned in the corner of the ring and tee'd off on him? That is the CroCop I want to see fight Mir!
Merlin- September 21, 2010 at 10:24 am
Mikey- September 21, 2010 at 10:24 am
Nap-town is ready. 317 in the house.
ihateemo- September 21, 2010 at 10:22 am
I'm not sure how much of Cro Cop's "anatomy" is left after Kongo and Overeem got done trying to knee his testicles up through his mouth.