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Frank Mir accepts 'Minotauro' Nogueira's challenge for rubber match

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Frank Mir suggested that he would fight Big Nog for the third time but it depends on the approval of the UFC.

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Post #1   9/5/14 1:16:21PM   

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Not sure why. Mir was the first person to TKO and submit Big Nog, whats he going to do for an encore?

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I have no clue who they got to do the translation of this article but they need a new guy, or maybe Fernando did it himself. The editors should have made some adjustments either way. Anyway, it sounds to me like Mir has heard or thinks that Nogueira wants to fight him again for his final match in Brazil and he's willing to take the fight out of respect for the legend. That's a pretty cool mentality. One of the best things about this sport to me is that anybody can beat anybody on any given day. I don't necessarily think that fight makes sense from a marketing standpoint, but it would be a pretty neat move to close out Big Nog's career.

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I enjoyed both their first 2 fights so I have no problem with them meeting again in Nog's final fight.

I do however have a problem with them calling it a rubber match, Isn't a rubber match the 3rd match when both have won one of the previous fights?

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Rubber match should only happen when each guy has beat the other

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Of course Frank Mir would accept the challenge. Big Nog is the only Heavyweight that he can beat

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If this actually goes down then I hope they both retire afterwards.

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Posted by I-GOT-THIS-PICK

Of course Frank Mir would accept the challenge. Big Nog is the only Heavyweight that he can beat



I'm pretty sure Mir still stomps anyone outside the top 10. Then again, after being champ and having so many fights against legends I doubt the UFC wants to have him start fighting a bunch of young guys or gatekeepers.

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Both these guys are in really tough spots right now and still want to continue fighting. Honestly, if they still insist on fighting no matter what, I don't see why they don't just put them against each other. The loser will definitely retire while the winner should as well.

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Posted by DrivenDavies15

Both these guys are in really tough spots right now and still want to continue fighting. Honestly, if they still insist on fighting no matter what, I don't see why they don't just put them against each other. The loser will definitely retire while the winner should as well.



Agree ten-fold

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It's not a rubber match when one guy is 2-0 against the other.

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Posted by OnyxShadow


Posted by I-GOT-THIS-PICK

Of course Frank Mir would accept the challenge. Big Nog is the only Heavyweight that he can beat



I'm pretty sure Mir still stomps anyone outside the top 10. Then again, after being champ and having so many fights against legends I doubt the UFC wants to have him start fighting a bunch of young guys or gatekeepers.



Thats actually exactly what they do when a guy can only beat guys on the bubble because if the legend wins they can groom him for a lopsided title loss to boost the champs credentials and if he loses to the guy on the bubble then that guy gets his own credentials boosted.

Ortiz vs Machida and Noguiera vs Valasquez come to mind.

Post #12   9/5/14 8:38:32PM