"Minotauro" was run over by a truck as a kid, powerbombed by Bob Sapp in Japan and had his arm snapped by Frank Mir -- yet still came back to win against Dave Herman last year in Brazil. Yeah, it's hard to count "Big Nog" out. But will he finally be put away for good by his former PRIDE rival this June?
"So far in his last two fights he looked pretty good. With 'Pee Wee' he cracked him and did a good job. I think he has a tough fight in Werdum. People put me down as one of the best submission artists, but as far as jiu-jitsu artist, I think Werdum is probably the best jiu-jitsu artist in the heavyweight division. I think it's going to be a difficult fight for Nogueira. I don't think there's any shame in going out there and losing as long as he puts forth a good performance."
Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir (via Fight Hub) weighs in on the upcoming rematch between Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Fabricio Werdum, scheduled for the promotion's return to Brazil in June. "Minotauro" edged out "Vai Cavalo" via unanimous decision under the PRIDE FC banner back in 2006; however, Werdum is 8-3 since that initial encounter and the winner of two straight. Nogueira, on the other hand, is 6-4 and despite only a year's difference in age, "Big Nog" has a lot of extra miles on his tires. Anyone agree with Mir's fight night prediction? Or will Nogueira go up 2-0 on the Abu Dhabi master and once again prove he can never be counted out?