Velasquez "grinded" a victory against Kongo. I guess if being in full mount for most the fight is grinning out a victory
Oh to me it was impressive enough win, but you said Mir finishing Kongo so easily wasn't impressive at all, yet you said Cain "murdered" Kongo by going to decision with him. Bit illogical don't you think?
Also what gives Mir the tools to win.
Think I went trough them already, but I'll repeat; Mir has way better stand up than Cain and has arguably better ground game. Ok Cain has better wrestling, but Cain isn't even a brown belt at jitsu and Mir's jitsu is one of the best in business.
Also as Cain doesn't have the size of Lesnar and as Mir actually has the weight advantage against him. Basically I doubt Cain can control Mir on ground at all if he even chooses to go there. Basically Mir can finish Cain both standing and on ground, Cain can pretty much do neither.
Mir never should of beat Lesnar in either fight, because of the terrible ref call and the caught Lesnar with a rookie mistake
The ref call didn't really help either. Brock was about to get armbarred as they got stood up. Rewatch the fight and you'll see it. Either way the punches were illegal so there is no point to whine about them. Also I don't like the "if game". Im sure many fights would have been different IF
someone hadn't been caught with a punch, kick or submission, but that is the reality and unpredictability of mixed martial arts.
only beat nog because nog had a staph infection and he shouldn't of been fighting
Nog got destroyed so badly that staph or not I don't think the outcome of the fight had been different. Nog has always had a "punchdrunk" stand up and he got tagged just as well by Herring and Sylvia who both came very close to finishing him. Infact quite a few of Nog's win have been miracle subs that were set up by people dropping him then jumping into his guard trying to finish him.
Basically I got nothing but love for Nog but Mir has improved so much while Nog really hasn't changed his game or physique much at all. Nog still trains with same people he has trained for a while while Mir keeps changing his camps searching for more knowledge from different trainers. On top of that Mir is really taking the weight gaining game seriously as you can see.
He beat Kongo and that gives him the interim title shot after being massacred in his last fight?
Again as much as I support Cain his resume isn't much different than Mir's. Other than Kongo and Rothwell he has no big wins either. Mir beat Kongo more convincingly than Cain did and I dare to say Hardonk, Lesnar and Nog are way more impressive combo than that Rothwell win.
Either way the whole reason people are even suggesting Mir vs. Carwin is the fact that other contenders got matches booked already. Would there be a point to have Carwin wait even longer just so he could fight the winner of Nog vs. Cain? no. Would Carwin himself want that? Prolly not