by: Jack Bratcher
Tonight (Fri. Sept. 12), The Ultimate Fighter Coaches Countdown show aired on Spike TV. The point of the show was to give people an overview of Frank Mir and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, the coaches of the eighth season of The Ultimate Fighter, which debuts Wed. Sept. 17 at 9pm CST/7pm PST.
It is evident that Frank Mir has enormous respect for Nogueira and referred to him as one of his “heroes.” He also said that he would not disrespect one of his “idols” by stepping into the cage any less than one-hundred percent prepared.
Nogueira also showed respect for the younger Mir, calling him “a very talented kid.”
One of the most interesting aspects of the Mir/Nogueira fight is that we have PRIDE’s top submission heavyweight facing the UFC’s top submission heavyweight. Even though PRIDE is no more, this is still one of those big fights we never could have seen just a couple of years ago.