Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira: 'The rivalry between us [Frank Mir] is getting strong'

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"The mood of rivalry between us is getting strong. We see each other here all the time, and I've known his game for awhile. Ever since he submitted Roberto Traven at the UFC, in 2001, he's been known. But you'll see: I'm going to be all over him standing, I’m better than him both standing and on the ground. In the fight with Sylvia the way to the win was clearly on the ground, but against Mir I'm going to show more of what I'm capable of to the world and my fans. I'll always respect him as an adversary, of course. Even more so since he’s trained with Demian Maia and Robert Drysdale."

"Grueling eight-hour filming sessions, seven days a week" on the set of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 8 is beginning to create some heat between UFC Heavyweight Champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and former division kingpin, Frank Mir. The two currently serve as coaches on the Spike TV mixed martial arts reality series, which will debut on September 17, and will go toe-to-toe for the belt most likely on New Year's Eve weekend.

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