UFC 140: A 'fluid' Frank Mir wants to keep it on the feet against Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira

via www.cagedinsider.com

Because the former UFC heavyweight champion tells MMA Interviews he's more at risk of getting submitted by "Minotauro" than he is of getting knocked out when they battle for the second time at UFC 140 on Dec. 10 from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.

Says Mir:

"Nogueira is still a very tough guy. A lot of people are on two sides of the extreme. They either think the first fight was a fluke or that he should retire. I see someone who is going to be extremely motivated who wants to get revenge, so I don't look to overlook him at all. He's a very legitimate submission specialist, obviously. Even when he's 80-years old he's gonna be dangerous on the ground. On our feet I feel I still have a very big advantage due to my athletic ability and I'm a little more fluid. Being on our feet is a great advantage (for me) and less risk of something bad happening there than on the ground."

The two first met at UFC 92 back in Dec. 2008, when Mir became the first man in history to finish his former "Ultimate Fighter" coach and, consequently, the first to do so by way of knockout.

Can he repeat that performance three years later? He gives his best argument in favor of going 2-0 against the Brazilian, after the jump.

For more background on Frank Mir vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (part two) check out our fight archive by clicking here.

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