Antonio Rodrigo Noguiera Wants Rematch with Frank Mir Next

Tim NgoCorrespondent IMarch 15, 2010

PORTLAND, OR - AUGUST 29:  UFC fighter Antonio Nogueira (L) battles UFC fighter Randy Couture (R) during their Heavyweight bout at UFC 102:  Couture vs. Nogueira at the Rose Garden Arena on August 29, 2009 in Portland, Oregon.  (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)
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Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira would be the first to admit that his landslide loss to Cain Velasquez at UFC 110 was devastating

Despite the loss, he has already moved on and hopes to get back into the Octagon with Frank Mir.

Obviously, Mir’s immediate future is booked with a bout against Shane Carwin at UFC 111 on March 27, but Nogueira would love an opportunity to avenge his UFC 92 loss to the former champion, Frank Mir.

“Depending on the result of Frank Mir vs. Shane Carwin fight, we’d [like] to have a rematch with Frank Mir,” Nogueira’s manager Ed Soares told TATAME .

It should be noted that the Frank Mir that "Big Nog" fought over a year ago is not the same Frank Mir that is meeting Carwin in a couple of weeks. 

Mir has concentrated on adding mass to his frame. He is significantly bigger and stronger than when he was trounced by current champion Brock Lesnar at UFC 100 last July.

It was Cain Velasquez’ speed and technique that led to Nogueira’s ultimate undoing. Mir has similar technique as Velasquez when it comes to boxing, but he does not have nearly the same quickness as the American Kickboxing Academy-trained fighter.

Many were wondering why Nogueira looked sluggish prior to being stopped by Mir for the first time in his career. Following the loss, reports surfaced that the Brazilian had actually suffered from a staph infection leading up to the bout.

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