A Rear Naked Joke Exclusive:
Anderson "The Spider" Silva was mightily impressed by Frank Mir's kimura submission victory over his previously un-submitted Black House teammate Antonio "Big Nog" Nogueira. Despite the close relationship between Big Nog and the Spider, Silva decided to reach out to Mir and pick his brain about the technique Mir used in his history making sub at UFC 140.
Anderson had to dig deep before finding the nugget of wisdom he sought.
"He's the Nostrildamus of submissions," said Silva. "Before today I couldn't put my finger on what makes Frank such a good submission fighter, but now I understand. He really knows how to boogie down in the Octagon. "
When asked if he would start training with Mir, Anderson said, "I don't think so. I respect his skills, but he has a snotty attitude."
Still, it was nice to see Mir and Anderson sharing techniques. And their meeting will make it that much harder to pick against them in future fights.
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