NickTheFace was hours away from releasing a promo video that would get mixed martial arts (MMA) fans pumped for the upcoming Heavyweight bout between Junior dos Santos and Alistair Overeem at UFC 146 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 26, 2012.
However, news soon broke that "The Reem" tested positive for elevated testosterone levels. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White took a few days to make a decision, but soon plugged in former division champion Frank Mir to be on the safe side.
The whole Overeem fiasco forced a complete pay-per-view (PPV) main card shuffle, with fighters being paired up with new opponents to keep the all-heavyweight line up intact. Mission accomplished.
This promo fan-made UFC 146 promo builds on the concept of dos Santos admiring Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, his MMA mentor and Brazilian jiu-jitsu coach. "Cigano" had to wince and watch Frank Mir win twice against "Big Nog," including a gnarly arm-snapping submission late last year at UFC 140.
Now, dos Santos gets the chance to fight Frank Mir for himself and exact revenge for Nogueira.
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