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Sunday, 04/15/2012, 12:28 pm

Nogueira Favors Hunt Or Mir Over Others For Overeem Replacement

By Jamie McAllister:
“It was a little weird because now it is just around the corner to decide who will be his [Alistair] substitute. If the doping is really confirmed and he can’t fight, the UFC will have to replace him on the card. There are many UFC heavyweight fighters who could replace Overeem well for Cigano make the title defense,”

“Fans suggested Hunt, who comes off three wins and would be a great fight. Frank Mir would be a good match-up. I think both guys would be more interesting than a rematch against Cain Velasquez, who just lost the title.”

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira shares his thoughts with FightersOnly on the state if affairs in the Heavyweight division favouring Hunt or Mir for the title bout over former champion Cain Velasquez.


39 Responses to “Nogueira Favors Hunt Or Mir Over Others For Overeem Replacement”

  1. Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

    I 100% agree with Big Nog. I like Cain but it’s too soon to see a rematch. I don’t want immediate rematches like in the case with the entirety of Frankie Edgar’s championship career. But, because he has given so many rematches I think he deserves an immediate rematch with Bendo.

    • Xaninho says:

      I see your point, but in all honesty I think there’s a difference, the rematches he agreed to were a draw and a clear bullshit decision. This time he just lost. I would have liked to see Bendo fight one of the contenders next, instead of Edgar.

      • Big says:

        Frankie Edgar cried like a little bitch .. “I want my rematch”.. Sounds like he still has childhood tendencies…. At least it’s clear to us all that he clearly should’ve never won the belt in the first place … sad thin is he is probably only counter punch in his next fight :/

        • Another View says:

          So off the subject, but… Maynard & Bendo were the agressors in their respective fights with Edgar until later in the fight. I think that worked for Edgar because he was champion at the time and the challenger needs to be the one to bring it.. Now he is coming as the challenger with Bendo, and I want to see if Edgar has the balls to be the agressor from the opening bell. Bendo was clearly the fighter pushing the fight, which works well with Edgar’s style of counter-punching. I think if Edgar is the one that pushes the fight, it may lead to openings for Bendo to take advantage of. Edgar shouldn’t run so much for the rematch because he is expected to go after the champion. I think this will lead to Bendo getting a KO earlier in the rematch. I hope anyway…

        • Magoo says:

          @big….STFU….Frankie would make you cry like a baby bitch…..BITCH!

      • Dick Diaz says:

        the loss he got from Benson was a clear loss…

        • GET RID OF FITCH (forever) says:

          How anyone could be such a Frankie nuthugger to think he somehow beat Bendo is a friggen joke. Frankie got his ass kicked while he still ran away. Same thing when maynard about killed him. There shoudl have never been a 3rd fight period. Noone in MMA has gotten more gifts than Frankie Edgar so it didn’t surprise me he was given another one. I’m so friggen tired of hearing everyone including Frankie cry the blues for being 160-165 lbs because its his own damn fault he’s deathly afraid of Aldo. when the last time any of you heard of a fighter being granted an immediate title shot by Dana frankie vs Aldo and Frankie said no. He knows damn well all that running away bouncing around won’t help him against Aldo. Either quit crying about being to small or grow some balls and go down fight Aldo.

      • Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

        I want Bendo to knock that arrogant smirk off Pettis face but Frankie deserves a rematch. He clearly beat BJ in their rematch because BJ have up in their 2nd fight. It was a draw in his 2nd fight with Maynard and he KO’ed Maynard in their third.

        I like Bendo a lot btw but y’all are gonna be surprised when Frankie takes his belt back in the rematch. He made a lot of stupid mistakes in their initial match. His footwork is great all he needs to work on his his punching technique and prowess and he’ll win. Whatever the outcome of this match it’s a win, win for me.

    • Jc says:

      There is no way in hell you can give Cain a rematch , he just got ktfo. What has he done to prove that the next time won’t go down the same way?…that’s right nothing.

  2. Nando says:

    If the UFC still puts on the fight with Overeem, I will boycott by avoiding that ppv altogether.

  3. Fedor says:

    I would fight but I’m not in the same class as any UFC fighter. My time is over but I don’t know how to stop.

  4. James says:

    For sure I think the Mir Velasquez match needs to go ahead and just take JDS off the card far too soon for Cain

    • Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

      He has to take JDS off the card.

      • Xaninho says:

        lol JDS will be pissed off if they take him off the card! It’s his payday dude!

        • Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

          Brotha he’s getting paid regardless of the fight. It’s a contract thing…. At least I think so.

          Eric Prindle the HW champ in Bellator made an easy 100K when his opponent Thiago Santos missed weight.

        • Xaninho says:

          Ah if that’s the case I guess JDS would be enjoying the fights with a signed check in his wallet, from maybe a commentary position or in the audience somewhere lol

  5. MMAWAR says:

    Fuck you all idiots and fuck Big”Twat” Nog!! Overeem is the guy to beat! JDS won’t last with Overeem!! Hahahah

  6. KL says:

    Barnett ! Striker vs Grappler ! DO IT

  7. pthance says:

    Allowing Reem to fight is like supporting cheating. He better get more than a slap on the wrist.

    • TheCyndicate says:

      Dude, he DIDN’T CHEAT!!
      His drug tests were ALL CLEAN. All of the STEROID TESTS WERE NEGATIVE.

      The ONLY thing wrong was his HORMONE LEVELS.

      He had a messed up foot and chances are his doctors treated it with something like Androgel or whatever to make it heal faster.

      He didn’t even have a license from them, they had NO LEGAL RIGHT TO TEST HIM.

      I don’t see how they can keep him from fighting. The whole situation is just stupid.

      • John says:

        just cuz he didnt tip the steroid test doesnt mean he wasnt taking hormone injections. cheats a cheat a cheat is a horse

      • Matt says:

        First of all the Nevada alethetic has the right to test any fighter who is going to be fighting in Nevada. And second he was only granted a conditional license for the lesnar fight because he skipped a drug test before that fight. So he Has to take two random drugs in the next 4 months that was one of them. And third go look at a picture of him from his pride days compared to now and tell me he didn’t take steroids.

  8. Dan Lucien says:

    *Than, not then. I wouldn’t be a grammar Nazi, but if you’re going to make a living writing articles, then write them correctly please.

  9. Mark says:

    The grammar is prefect dude :S and I think JDS should just be off card and fight Cain or Mir

  10. Brian says:

    I like how analytically and unbiased he is in his assessment

  11. Big says:

    Frankie Edgar should replace the situation on the jersey shore !!!! Lmao he’s the mini situation

  12. Bjj BB says:

    @MMAWAR go watch the overroid-reem fight when he fought Mark Hunt! He was getting beat up on the feet, but we all know Hunt had no type of ground game at the time so overroid-reem got the lucky tapout! So saying JDS wont last with overroid-reem is just stupid, overroid-reem acts like a lil bitch when his chin gets nipped!! JDS by knockout!! WAR on that!!

  13. koolG says:

    enough with the hunt shit im a fan of him watched him for years but he hasn’t done shit lately to deserve a title shot he has not even fought anyone in top 5 yet, cain or mir will probably get the nod maybe some one else whatever.

    • thank you says:

      Yeah, this Hunt shit has gotten wayyy to out of hand. Hunt does not deserve a title shot right now. I dunno how this little bandwagon got started, but I glad Dana just took a shit on all the idiots dreams for “Hunt 2012″. How about lets give it to someone who actually DESERVES this shot.

  14. Chartmonster says:

    I’m sure he favors Mir and Hunt over the Reem bc the Reem will crush Jds!

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