Back Against the Mat (BAM): UFC 102 Edition

By Jake Rossen Aug 29, 2009
Second prize is, you’re fired.

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira: Having observers in a barbaric, blood-soaked industry concerned for your health is never a good sign: Nogueira needs to reassure the sport he’s more a danger to others than to himself.

Marcus Aurelio: The ground specialist has dropped his last two UFC fights in one of the most stacked divisions in the sport, but picked up two wins on the regional circuit. UFC results speak loudest, though, and a poor showing might demote him back to the minors.

Nate Marquardt and Demian Maia: Neither is going anywhere, but a snooze-button win will keep Dan Henderson leading the charge against Anderson Silva’s 185 belt; a spectacular finish here might allow the winner to cut in line.
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