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He didn't just submit him, he applied a bone-crunching Kimura that snapped the Brazilian's arm in half, leaving it limp on the canvas in a scene eerily reminiscent of his marrow-masher against Tim Sylvia way back in 2004.
No different than crushing a bag of potato chips.
"That's the great thing about submissions. You build up your strength and your power in the gym, but it's like having a lever. You want to get the lever in the right spot and use proper technique and then when it's in the right spot, you want to jump up and down on it to get as much force as you can into it. It's a good combination of both strength and technique, so when I grabbed it and started cranking, it just crushed like twisting a bag of potato chips."
Despite the severity of the injury, "Minotauro" won't require surgery (yet) and will instead be relegated to an adjustable cast and could, conceivably, be back inside the cage in late 2012.
Hear more from Mir on his UFC 140 submission win (via Sherdog.com), after the jump.