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Thread: Super Bowl Showdown set between Lesnar and Mir At UFC 81

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    Default Super Bowl Showdown set between Lesnar and Mir At UFC 81

    http://www.mmanews.com/ufc/UFC.com-C...or-UFC-81.html

    Super Bowl Showdown set between Lesnar and Mir
    By Thomas Gerbasi

    In a classic case of putting your money where your mouth is, new UFC signee Brock Lesnar – who has made no bones about wanting to fight the best the heavyweight division has to offer – will make his Octagon debut at UFC 81 on February 2nd against none other than former UFC Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir.

    The bout will be held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada on the eve of Super Bowl XLII.

    “It’s an interesting matchup,” said UFC President Dana White. “Lesnar is a great wrestler, a good athlete, and this is definitely gonna be a big test for him. Frank Mir is a former world champion who is coming off a big win over Antoni Hardonk, and he’s looking to get his career back on track while Lesnar’s looking to walk into the UFC and prove what type of fighter he’s gonna be by trying to knock him off.”

    The 6-3 ½, 265 Lesnar (1-0) comes to the UFC with stellar college wrestling credentials that saw him earn All American status four times, win Big Ten Championships twice, and also win the 2000 NCAA National Championship. After leaving the University of Minnesota, the South Dakota-born Lesnar gained fame as a professional wrestler and also had a stint with the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings. In 2007, he made his mixed martial arts debut and annihilated Min Soo Kim in just 69 seconds on June 2nd.

    “This guy’s not trying to duck anybody,” said White of Lesnar. “He knew once he got in the UFC that he was gonna fight tough guys.”

    28 year old Las Vegan Frank Mir (10-3) was destined for stardom from the moment he stepped in the UFC Octagon, and he lived up to all expectations when he submitted Tim Sylvia in 50 seconds in 2004 to win the UFC Heavyweight Championship. Unfortunately, Mir’s career ground to a halt when a serious motorcycle accident later that year forced him to the sidelines for almost two years. His eagnerness to return forced him into some spotty performances when he did return in 2006, but at UFC 74 in August, Mir was back in top notch form as he submitted Antoni Hardonk in just 77 seconds.
    http://www.ufc.com/index.cfm?fa=news.detail&gid=8534

    I think someone mentioned that a possibility for Lesnar might be Mir...can't remember who said it, but I guess that theory was correct.
    Last edited by Bullock; 11-06-2007 at 10:36 AM.
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    Default Lesnar Vs Mir set for UFC 81

    http://www.ufc.com/index.cfm?fa=news.detail&gid=8534


    In a classic case of putting your money where your mouth is, new UFC signee Brock Lesnar – who has made no bones about wanting to fight the best the heavyweight division has to offer – will make his Octagon debut at UFC 81 on February 2nd against none other than former UFC Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir.

    The bout will be held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada on the eve of Super Bowl XLII.

    “It’s an interesting matchup,” said UFC President Dana White. “Lesnar is a great wrestler, a good athlete, and this is definitely gonna be a big test for him. Frank Mir is a former world champion who is coming off a big win over Antoni Hardonk, and he’s looking to get his career back on track while Lesnar’s looking to walk into the UFC and prove what type of fighter he’s gonna be by trying to knock him off.”

    The 6-3 ½, 265 Lesnar (1-0) comes to the UFC with stellar college wrestling credentials
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    that saw him earn All American status four times, win Big Ten Championships twice, and also win the 2000 NCAA National Championship. After leaving the University of Minnesota, the South Dakota-born Lesnar gained fame as a professional wrestler and also had a stint with the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings. In 2007, he made his mixed martial arts debut and annihilated Min Soo Kim in just 69 seconds on June 2nd.

    “This guy’s not trying to duck anybody,” said White of Lesnar. “He knew once he got in the UFC that he was gonna fight tough guys.”

    28 year old Las Vegan Frank Mir (10-3) was destined for stardom from the moment he stepped in the UFC Octagon, and he lived up to all expectations when he submitted Tim Sylvia in 50 seconds in 2004 to win the UFC Heavyweight Championship. Unfortunately, Mir’s career ground to a halt when a serious motorcycle accident later that year forced him to the sidelines for almost two years. His eagnerness to return forced him into some spotty performances when he did return in 2006, but at UFC 74 in August, Mir was back in top notch form as he submitted Antoni Hardonk in just 77 seconds.

    Crazy, i didnt think they would put him up against someone as tough as Mir, guess we'll find out where he is at quick.

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    DAMN IT I WAS GOING TO POST THIS FUCK FUCK FUCK lol

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    Edit: Oops, posts combined...

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. MMA
    what about frank mir?

    well i think ufc really likes mir so i don't know if they would risk a potential loss for either fighter. I like mir's submissions skills but i donno, i think a big hunk of meat like lesnar wrestling u down might kill mir's energy.
    Good call Dr. MMA on mir being a possibility. I saw this in the other thread on Lesnar matchups today.
    Last edited by Nutsblood; 11-05-2007 at 08:09 PM.
    Favorite Fighters:
    HW: Minotauro, Gonzaga
    LHW: Shogun, Rampage, Wanderlei
    MW: Silva, Hendo
    WW: GSP, Fitch, Penn
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Sundance Kid
    Wonder what the Lines will look like.


    I want Lesnar to do good in MMA but I want Frank Mir to be champ again.


    Although Lesnar will probably win this fight, I hope not and hope that Mir pulls off the SUB.
    I agree with you here. I hope Mir manages to pull out the win. For now, a loss for Lesnar wouldn't hurt his career nearly as much as it would with a loss for Mir.
    Favorite Fighters:
    HW: Minotauro, Gonzaga
    LHW: Shogun, Rampage, Wanderlei
    MW: Silva, Hendo
    WW: GSP, Fitch, Penn
    LW: Penn, Gomi, Griffin


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    Mir should sub him with ease, unless that other Mir shows up...

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    Hopefully Mir wins, but I have a feeling Brock will Lay N Pray his way toa DC.

    But if Mir subbed him I'd be psyched.

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    Mir will def be the underdog just b/c he has a history of gassing if he can't get the sub early on, and Brock is a big heavy fucker who is going to sap a lot of Frank's energy by laying on top of him.
    Last edited by Bullock; 11-05-2007 at 08:21 PM.

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    should be a good fight,ive wanted to see how brock would do against better fighters,so i guess we get to find out now.

    i could see mir subbing him,but i could also see brock getting a win via gnp too.

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    Awwready !! Great post

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