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With the legalization of MMA once again pressing forward in New York, sources say the UFC may be working to put together a 3rd bout between Brock Lesnar and Frank Mir for a Madison Square Garden show this fall. MMA in New York has been little more than a pipe dream for close to two decades, ever since the state ran UFC 12 out of town back in 1997, the state hasn't hosted a pro MMA event. Recent changes in the state government, namely the criminal investigation and arrest of house speaker Sheldon read news >>

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Of the thousands of fighters to pass through the UFC ranks, Frank Mir's story is one of the few that exudes all the necessary components of a Hollywood drama. Mir has been a champion—but also a loser—and in the midst of all the chaos one goes through to ascend the ranks in the world's most prestigious fight promotion, lies a man who at one time was very troubled. As a brilliant Brazilian jiu-jitsu tactician, Mir debuted inside the Octagon as a 22-year-old heavyweight prospect, with a lot of conf read news >>

  • 7 days ago
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Frank Mir is back on winning track after an impressive first-round TKO victory over Antonio Silva last Sunday in Brazil. Now he keeps calling for a rubber match against WWE star Brock Lesnar and makes a few bold statements in the process. Frank Mir and Brock Lesnar have a lot of history together. Mir welcomed the former WWE champion in the UFC at UFC 81 in 2008, where he submitted him with a kneebar after taking a considerable beating. In their second encounter at UFC 100 one year later, Lesnar read news >>

  • 8 days ago
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"I think I would crush [Lesnar] standing up now. I think that on the ground and stuff, I've worked with Ricky Lundell and stuff a lot and learned how to nullify the wrestling. I wrestled three rounds with Daniel Cormier who's an Olympic level wrestler and he had a difficult time taking me down. I think that Lesnar would really have to throw caution to the wind and really rush through and I don't think that he's gotten any better at wanting to take punches. The jab-hook combination that I landed read news >>

  • 8 days ago
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Fresh off his stoppage win over Antonio Silva Feb. 22 in Porto Alegre, Brazil, former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir is looking for a pair of trilogy fights. Mir mentioned a potential bout with fellow former champion Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira at the event's post-fight press conference, but it sounds like a rubber match with Brock Lesnar is much higher up on his wish list. "I think I would crush [Lesnar] standing up now," Mir told The Fight Corner. "I think that on the ground and stuff, I've w read news >>

  • 8 days ago
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Isn't it wild what a win will do for you? Riding a four-fight losing streak and facing what effectively amounted to a win-or-retire match against Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva at UFC Fight Night 61, former heavyweight champion Frank Mir survived to live another day, toppling the Brazilian giant in less than two minutes this past Sunday to stave off retirement and score his first victory in over three years. Now he's already planning his next move. According to manager Malki Kawa, Mir, 35, hopes to com read news >>

  • 8 days ago
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FOX Sports 1 was the No. 1 ad-supported cable sports network in prime time on Sunday night, according to Nielsen, driven by UFC Bigfoot vs. Mir. read news >>

  • 9 days ago
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I'm a reasonable guy. But, I've just experienced some very unreasonable things.* No, really. I like to think of myself as a reasonable guy. I'm pragmatic. I try not to get too deep into hype (lets just drop the whole Erokhin thing, alright) and I try not to get too dismissive of guys just because they've lost a few bouts here and there. Sometimes that doesn't work. Sometimes for the sake of hyperbole I play up small differences to the end of a decisive opinion. After all, what's the fun of pre-f read news >>

  • 9 days ago
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Looking back at UFC Fight Night 61: Bigfoot vs Mir, trying to find some patterns, and talking about facing the hard calculus of a life and a career After Antonio Silva was knocked out by Frank Mir at UFC Fight Night 61 in Porto Alegre, Brazil, is it time for Bigfoot to retire? "If X is less than the cost of a recall..." If you've seen the movie Fight Club, you might remember a bit where the narrator discusses the car company he works for. It's a film that you tend to come across as an impression read news >>

  • 9 days ago
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A rare Sunday event for the UFC resulted in solid viewership for the Porto Alegre, Brazil card on Fox Sports 1. The ratings are in for UFC Fight Night: Bigfoot vs. Mir, and they're surprisingly good. According to The MMA Report's Jason Floyd, the main card averaged 1.2 million viewers, an increase from the 913,000 average from the previous weekend's Henderson vs. Thatch show in Broomfield. It's the 5th highest rated Fight Night card in FS1's short history. The ratings breakdown also revealed tha read news >>

  • 9 days ago
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If there's a lesson of the past two months, it's that when UFC produces big fights, the increased interest carries over onto shows that otherwise wouldn't have the same level of interest.After a show on Valentine's Day with Benson Henderson vs. Brandon Thatch, with no marquee names on the undercard, still did an above average level viewership, Sunday night's show, against the Oscars, drew the fifth-largest audience for a Fight Night on FS 1.That was impressive given that the lineup hardly indica read news >>

  • 10 days ago
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Antonio Silva’s quick knockout loss to Frank Mir will force him out of action for two months. "Bigfoot" lasted 100 seconds against the former two-time heavyweight champion in the main event of UFC Fight Night 61 in Porto Alegre, Brazil, on Sunday night, and was handed a 60-day suspension from the Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission (CABMMA). The quick loss in Brazil marked the fifth time in the past eight bouts that Silva has been defeated by knockout. Prior to the bout with Mir, "Bigfoot" was sto read news >>

  • 10 days ago
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UFC Fight Night: Mir vs. Bigfoot has been a night of upsets. Luckily, none of the failing favorites took too much punishment. No fighter from the card has been suspended for more than two months. On Monday, one night after UFC Fight Night: Mir vs. Bigfoot, the Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission released the full list of medical suspensions. Every fighter on the card has to stay off the cage for at least 14 days, but none longer than 60 days. Not even main eventer Antonio Silva or Brazilian welter read news >>

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Henri Hooft isn't much of a strategist, but he and Michael Johnson found a way to force their tactical mindset on Edson Barboza in the co-main event of UFC Porto Alegre. Last week, Patrick Wyman and I were discussing UFC lightweight contender Michael Johnson on my podcast Heavy Hands. In addition to Johnson's footwork and rhythm, both instrumental aspects of his game, we got to talking about the man behind the fighter, Dutch trainer Henri Hooft. Like fighters, trainers have styles--unique ways o read news >>

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