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Mir vs Big Nog 2: The Electric Boogaloo

Ever since Frank Mir pulled an epic upset at UFC 92 and dealt Big Nog his first TKO loss, the question has hung in the air like a lingering fart: was it more because Mir was “back” or because Nog was half-dead with a staph infection?  We’ll soon find out.  Nog tried to call dibs on the UFC’s invasion of his old Japanese stomping grounds (cue trumpets/bamboo flutes/tentacle rapes) in February, but will instead get his chance for revenge upon Frank Mir at UFC 140 on December 10th in Toronto.  You may recall that this rematch was originally set for UFC 119 last September, but Nog pulled out to get his knees and hips repaired, and was replaced by Mirko Cro-Cop.

It’ll be three years to the month since their first meeting, and beatdowns at the giant fists of Shane Carwin and Brock Lesnar aside, Mir’s looked fairly solid since then… a quick smashing of Cup-Cheick Congo and dominant but unexciting wins over Cro Cop and Fatty Nelson have shown that he’s got his mojo working pretty good.

Meanwhile, Nogueira decisioned a blown-up Handy Couture and then suffered a string of infections/injuries/surgeries with another KO loss thrown in for good measure.  His triumphant return from an 18-month hiatus to score a first-round knockout of a young whipper-snapper has his nut-huggers shouting “NOG’S BACK!”, but let’s be real… he’s maybe not right on the edge of retirement anymore, but he’s still within spitting distance of it.  He’s vying with Shogun for the “most surgeries” award, and probably makes the ” target=”_blank”>”6 Million Dollar Man” sound when he runs now.  Call me a Doubting Thomas, but I’m waiting to see how he does in his next fight, and a rematch with Mir should serve as a fine measuring stick.  It’s also good timing for both guys, since Nog needs to strike while his iron’s hot, and it’s not like Mir has anything else on his calendar right now anyway.

And so we will muse until December 10th:  Could/can Mir beat a healthy Nogueria?  Does a “healthy” Nog even exist for more than brief periods anymore, or is his body just collapsing like Michael Jackson’s nose?  Can he stay in one piece until then, or will he end up getting another surgical repair (hopefully with Adamantium this time)?  Has Nog also learned Master Seagal’s Amazing Front Kick™ like his teammates?  Or will Mir confirm the first win, and will he radiate enough doucheyness in the run-up to this fight to make me once again wonder why I like him?  What’s with the 20 questions?  What am I, Mr. Owl?  Christ.

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    I’m definitely looking forward to this.  This fight should be a good one.  I like both dudes, but a Nog win is slathered with drama sauce.

  • lukustra

    “Master Seagal’s Amazing Front Kick™” lmao at the trademark. fucking hilarious. as far as this fight, look I wanna see the fight, but this really does nothing for Mir as far as standings go. he either beats up a scotch tapped Nog.. again, or he somehow losses and falls of the face of the earth. stupid for him to agree to this one. I would prefer to see Mir against Meathead, Herman, or even Schuab.

  • lukustra

    the UFC’s heavyweight division, albeit much improved, still needs that Strikeforce HW roster in a bad way. It seems like the same dudes are just fighting each other over and over.

  • lukustra

    aside from Bigfoot, Werdum, Sergei, Barnett, Griggs, and Cormier, people forget that Shane del Rosario is still alive and is the best HW prospect out of Strikeforce IMO. Lavar Johnson is no joke either.

  • iamphoenix

    thanks for the 3 comments in a row on the same story lukustra. it means a lot.

  • G Funk

    Especially when there’s an edit button, bravo.

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    Guys, PLEASE cut him some slack – it’s a Jersey thing.

  • agentsmith

    I think only the first one was meant for this thread.

  • CAP

    Been looking forward to the rematch for a while. Hope Nog takes it.

  • lukustra

    is there an issue with the site were trying to support having more comments on their posts? its not like I’m saying “lol” or some random bullshit. This fight made me realize how little upper tier HW’s we have to matchup against each other so I brought up the Strikeforce fighters. nbd. and CAP, not sure I care who takes it, but even a fairly healthy Nog just doesnt match up that well with Mir. Tough fight for him.

  • FiveBoltMain

    every time i pick nog to win, he loses. when i pick him to lose, he wins. mother fucker needs to make up his mind!

  • SST

    Nog wins this one if Herb Dean doesn’t stop early like the first fight.

  • lukustra

    yeah, Nog probably would’ve won if he hadn’t lost.

  • G Funk

    Butters avoiding the forums like its kryptonite! He has become an occasional MMA only poster. Why?

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    Because you guys are douchebags to him?

  • glassjawsh

    wonder which one fights BROCKLESNAR after he loses to the Reem? wonder if anyone will care?

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    Brock v Mir III?

  • iamphoenix

    what i’ve done for Mr Joan Butters is not douchebaggery, i’ve made him a movie star. not many people can say they were in such classics as Star Wars, Dumb and Dumber…he’s also appeared on UFC posters and in front of playgrounds. AND ON TOAST GOD DAMMIT WHAT MORE CAN I DO FOR THIS GUY TO MAKE HIM HAPPY!!!

    Joan Butters is a famous internet star because of me. Also his dog that i equipped with laser eyes. and a douchebag wouldn’t make a missing persons poster if they weren’t concerned about his whereabouts.

    *too tired to photoshop joan butters right meow…i’m so sorry :(*

  • KeyboardWarrior

    ^ should be mate

  • frickshun

    I <3 Phoeniggz & I don’t care who knows it.

    Also, lol.

    (That’s for luckystrike)

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    Fenix:  Yes, that makes you a douchebag to him, but it doesn’t mean it wasn’t funny.

  • iamphoenix

    Lolz i love fricks too mwah.

  • G Funk

    It’s not douchie at all. If you’re the sensitive type then I guess that’s what happens. Would you dislike it if Penix & Leti do it to you? It’s not like they’re posting up pics with dicks in his mouth getting reamed by a gimp(Don’t do it Penix!)

    Come on Joan Butters, lighten up! You are the most famous and celebrated jackal EVER!

  • iamphoenix

    Honestly, i never thought about doing dicks in his mouth. That would be innoppriate