Frank Mir shattering the shoulder of Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira is arguably essentially the most memorable second of Mir’s Corridor of Fame profession, however it’s not one he relishes in.
Mir, a former UFC heavyweight champion, snatched “Large Nog” in a good kimura early in spherical one among their Dec. 2011 battle. An insane trade of flips and rolls ensued till Mir managed to bunker down in high aspect management. Nogueira refused to faucet and Mir snapped his shoulder. Mir celebrated, Nogueira laid in agony and Matt Mitrione freaked out. Mir mirrored on the graphic and ugly technical submission win over Large Nog at UFC 140.
“At that second I’m like, ‘S—t, he’s not going to faucet.’ And that was simply an instantaneous sensation that I had. So I knew that I needed to put sufficient stress to the place the referee would leap in and get entangled. I knew that if I saved twisting, that they’re not going to let me fully destroy his arm. The referee will leap in, it was Herb [Dean], and cease the battle, type of like a TKO-type state of affairs,” he informed the MMA TRUFAN podcast throughout their audio biography of Antonio Rogerio Nogueira episode. “I’ve a man who is just not going to give up however I’ll simply maintain hitting him till the referee is available in.
“And so after I began making use of stress, that’s why you truly see me lookup at Herb. I’m simply ready as a result of I’m not even actually ready for Nogueira to faucet. In my thoughts, I knew that was by no means going to occur. So I’m simply making an attempt to lookup at Herb in order that as quickly as he says ‘Carried out!’ I’m going to let go. I’ve by no means been a fan of those that maintain onto issues. I believe that’s low cost and that’s soiled. It has no place in our sport.”
Mir was thrilled to have his arm raised, however he took no pleasure in what he did to the Brazilian legend.
“I’m trying up at [Herb], the arm let free and it clearly snapped, and it truly disturbed me to interrupt his arm. In the event you watch the battle once more. You’ll be able to see as I’m doing the interview, I type of look over my shoulder at him as a result of I’m him on the bottom,” Mir defined. “It’s as a result of it’s any person I’ve admired and somebody I’ve seemed as much as and studied. How I do sure strikes are due to him. That was a bizarre place to be. It was nearly akin to beating up your large brother.”
Mir went on to problem Junior dos Santos for the UFC heavyweight title in a dropping effort.
The podcast episode additionally contains interviews from Josh Barnett, Invoice Goldberg, Heath Herring and, in fact, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira amongst many others all specializing in the profession of the Brazilian MMA legend. So verify the entire thing out.