Big Nog: I'm injury-free, and ready for revenge against Frank MirPosted on December 5, 2011, 02:05 PM by Anton Gurevich
"It’s a rematch I’ve always wanted. I’m please to fight him again. I’ll do my best. I’m better conditioned, I’ve gone through my surgeries, so I’m no longer injured. I’ll represent the best way I can. I’m well trained, I did an excellent training camp and what I want is to win. I guess that, in 2008, I was a little emotive. I wasn’t thinking, I didn’t move a lot. I gotta keep moving around Frank Mir. He’s agile, despite getting tired. So I gotta keep moving all the time and try to pressure him more.
My striking has improved, I’m well arranged as to my physical trainings with (Claudio) Pavanelli, who’s the fitness trainer of Flamengo (soccer team), he’s got a great level. I got great guys with me. My coaches, De La Riva at Jiu-Jitsu, (Amaury) Bitetti, my Wrestling coach, who’s always bringing Americans with great Wrestling level to train with me and it’s helped me a lot. So I’ve improved my Wrestling too." - TATAME.com
Former UFC Interim Heavyweight Champion Antonio Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira will look for vengeance next weekend, facing Frank Mir in the co-main event of UFC 141 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Thirty-five year old "Big Nog" was victorious in his most recent bout, which ended via a dramatic TKO against Brendan Schaub at UFC 134 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Victor over Frank Mir could put Nogueira on track for a shot at the UFC Heavyweight tite, and if Josh Barnett defeats Daniel Cormier in the Strikeforce Heavyweight GP Final, fans might see the rubber match between the two legends.
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira is 33-6-1(1) in his MMA campaign.