Frank Mir Breaks Nogueira’s Arm In Gruesome Submission (Video)

Frank Mir Breaks Nogueira’s Arm in Gruesome Submission
Frank Mir breaks Big Nogs Arm with Kimura – Download Video

Former heavyweight champion Frank Mir became the first man to submit Brazilian great Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira in mixed martial arts competition, finishing him with a horrific first-round kimura in the co-main event. The hold snapped Nogueira’s shoulder out of place in gruesome fashion, eliciting the tapout 3:38 into round one.

“Now I’m the first person to knock him out and the first person to submit him,” Mir said.

Nogueira (33-7-1, 1 NC, 4-3 UFC) had Mir badly hurt before the submission. He landed a right hook, backed it up with a left and put Mir on wobbly legs. It went to the ground, and Nogueira swarmed with punches, closing fast on the finish. Somehow, the Las Vegan survived.

“I was stunned. I was really trying to play out the first three or four minutes to see what he was doing differently,” Mir said. “He caught me. I didn’t come up to my knees, so he couldn’t drive into me. I kept flat, chest heavy and was able to break it. That’s what I trained for.”

During a subsequent scramble, Mir (16-5, 14-5 UFC) caught the arm, locked up the kimura and wrenched. Nogueira tried to roll free, but Mir only cinched it deeper. Ultimately, the arm snapped and Nogueira tapped in visible pain.

“I honestly hope that Nogueira ends up being OK,” Mir said. “I idolize him. When you’re our size and you’re as dangerous as we are, things happen. You can get caught. It takes nothing away from Nogueira.”

 

Nogueira Says Junior dos Santos Fought Injured (Video)

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MMA H.E.A.T.’s Karyn Bryant talks with Junior dos Santos’ coach, Antonio Rodrigo “Big Nog” Nogueira, minutes after Junior’s win over Cain Velasquez, and gets the incredible story of how Junior was on crutches just 11 days before the title fight. Big Nog tells us about the meniscus injury, Junior’s treatment of it and how and when they revealed the injury to UFC President Dana White. He also lets us know why he decided to fly to the states at the last minute to be present at the fight, how his camp is going in advance of the Mir fight at UFC 140 and whether he thinks Chael Sonnen deserves the rematch with teammate and champ Anderson Silva.

UFC signs $700 Million Deal w/ FOX!!

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UFC ON FOX - Begins airing Fall 2011

Dana White has been “no commenting” a lot during recent weeks. Especially when it came to the details of a potential deal arising quickly with FOX Network.

Offers have been piling up on the table.

Already negotiating a contract renewal with SpikeTV, the UFC also had new offers coming in from CBS, Comcast, and another unique opportunity to overtake the G4 network and turn the channel into a 24/7 MMA network.

Then the UFC then received an out of the park offer from FOX.  A seven-year deal worth over $100 million annually. This includes four prime time, LIVE  event broadcasts per year on FOX, and great time slots for the hit TV show The Ultimate Fighter. on the network channel and Fox Sports channels.

Dana White signs 7 Year, $100 Million deal with FOX

Dana White, UFC President signs 7 Year, $100 Million deal with FOX

“The Fox deal accelerated at 100 mph in recent months.”
- Dana White (UFC President)

Exposure for MMA and then UFC is continuing to skyrocket, and as mixed martial arts becomes more of a mainstream sports it’s clear that the sky’s the limit.

The UFC’s debut broadcast event on FOX will be from the Honda Center in Anaheim ,CA on November 12th, 2011.

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UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has been medically cleared to resume fighting and is tentatively scheduled to face former titleholder Quinton “Rampage” Jackson at UFC 135 on Sept. 24 at Pepsi Center in Denver.

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“We’re very excited that Jon got cleared,” Jones’ manager, Malki Kawa, told ESPN.com. “It’s an exciting matchup, so Jon decided to fight Rampage. ”He considers Rampage a legend in the sport.”

Read the entire article at ESPN.com – MMA.

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