All this weekend I heard rumors of Big Nog competing at UFC Rio, which sounded great until it was time to discuss opponents. There was a lot of Mirko Crocop talk, which I’d have been down for. After 9 fights in the UFC, they’d finally be booking him in a fight people might be excited to see! What a crazy concept. Oh well, we’ll always have those Eddie Sanchez and Mostapha Al-Turk fights!
Instead, the fight will go to Brendan Schaub, the dude who apparently retired Crocop from the UFC. Schaub has been circling this fight like a fistshark that smells blood since it came up. And why not? Nothing rings nature’s dinnerbell like hip replacement surgery.