Frank Mir was elated to defeat Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira a second time but he wasn’t joyous above his opponent’s arm break.
Back again in Dec. 2011, Mir took on Nogueira in a rematch. Mir experienced currently scored a TKO finish above “Big Nog” back in Dec. 2008. The rematch served as the co-major function of UFC 140. Mir was staggered early in the bout but he got a hold of a kimura when points hit the ground. Mir ended up breaking Nogueira’s arm for the submission finish. While it was a memorable finish due to Mir’s approach, the gnarly arm snap stays in the mind of MMA followers to this working day.
Frank Mir Demonstrates On Breaking Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira’s Arm
Mir appeared as a guest on the MMA TRUFAN podcast. All through his appearance, Mir talked about how he felt just after snapping Nogueira’s arm (via Bloody Elbow).
“I’m searching up at [Herb Dean], the arm permit unfastened and it definitely snapped, and it actually disturbed me to crack his arm. If you enjoy the fight again. You can see as I’m undertaking the interview, I type of seem more than my shoulder at him mainly because I’m seeking at him on the ground,” Mir spelled out. “It’s since it’s any person I’ve admired and someone I have appeared up to and researched. How I do specific moves are since of him. That was a odd area to be. It was virtually akin to beating up your large brother.”
It is almost useless to say, but Mir nabbed a bonus for “Submission of the Night” at UFC 140. For that function, bonuses have been $75,000. Mir went on to obstacle Junior dos Santos for the UFC heavyweight championship, slipping quick through TKO. As for Nogueira, he returned to action 10 months right after his reduction to Mir. He submitted Dave Herman in the second round in his ultimate earn as a professional MMA fighter.