HE IS one dimensional don't ****in' kid yourself. one submission on randleman doesn't mean he's not...and doesn't even mean he has a sub game...he doesn't! that choke he caught kevin in a fighter with no experience could have pulled off. a standing guillotine off of a shoot doesn't = subgame. and he took cheick down????woah look out now for mirko's take down game. he was also took down at will by kongo and controlled on the ground as well. granted he has only been submitted once, but how many sub guys has he fought? Noguiera? and he got submitted. plus if he can defend basic sub attempts that's not going to convince me that he is well-rounded, because he's not. he is a kickboxer, who looked very good against sub-par japs, and has a couple KO's against some of prides better fighters.(Vovchanchyn, Wanderlei) and had some good fights against barnett Barnett and Coleman. Extremely over-hpyed, and extremely one dimensional. he is a K-1 superstar and as far as mma goes, one of the most feared strikers ever "striker". other than that I don't think he's putting alot of fear in most fighter in the 'Show'. That's why he's returned to Japan to live his 'Dream' beat up on guys that don't have a gameplan and look like a badass while doing it. The HW division in the UFC is the weekest division they have and Mirko couldn't hang with that. and please don't tell me a TKO on Eddie Sanchez has got anything to do with everything, cause Nakao would probably look good against him too. Overrated, overhyped, and one dimesnional, that sums up cro cop. do you think dana was sweating about letting him go? no way, he was a strait bust for the UFC.
First off submission guys so far as that guys id say that barnett pretty much is qualified in that area.Second in case you forget he is one of the few people ive ever seen drop big nog with a strike at the end of the first round in their fight.
Hes stayed in there against a lot tougher guys than you might want to give him credit for.
Whos he beaten?Ok heres to start Silva,Barnett three times,Vovchanchyn,Coleman.Just the name guys.Ok beat barnett both standing and on the ground in both the fights that went past like the first minute.Beat aleksander emelianenko who has shown very good striking in the mma sense and kod viciously igor vovchanchyn.If i bring up the coleman win youll most likely call coleman over the hill so im just leaving it by the side.This is the first person who ive seen actually ko silva who up to that point took abuse even if it dropped him.
Yes he got submitted by nog but is that that much to be dissappointed against.He looked better against fedor than nog did in any of their fights.
Stopped the takedown in the fight against coleman .
Knocked out ron waterman.
Submitted Kevin randleman which is something just by the way he did it.It may not have been pretty but the fact is he completely stopped randleman from imposing his game.
And yes he took down kongo i dont care what you want to say about it.im not saying hes an elitist in any of those areas im just stating the fact that hes broadening his game in those other areas that are his weaknesses.
Actually if i recall correctly kongo didnt take him down.Just swept him towards the end of the first the rest was basically clinch and straight kickboxing affair.Considering the size difference and the obvious fact that mirco wasnt mentally in the match Id say he did pretty good then to go the distance after suffering a broken rib.
And nakao beating frye and cabbage...im just not going to even say what i think on that one..except it makes me laugh ..