Luck is getting stood up after only 1 or 2 shots to the back of your head, AND getting a point deducted from your opponent while getting beat down.
Frank Mir got mighty lucky that night.
As for the present, I think Mir has definitely become a much more well rounded fighter, and probably is top 3-5 in the HW division. I think Mir is good enough to beat pretty much everyone in the UFC except Brock, and of course I still think Fedor easily beats Mir (but it would probably be one of the more interesting fights).
I really would have liked to have seen the Mir vs Kongo fight progress just a BIT more to see if Mir had really developed his takedowns more, and had possibly become explosive enough to take down guys like Carwin, Cain, and Brock. Despite Mir's improved standup I still dont think its a smart idea to stand with Brock or Carwin because they just have way too much power to risk it. I think Mir's got to get it to the ground and try for a submission or hope he can sweep them once getting taken down and then get on top for submissions/ground and pound.
Hes lucky for having his opponent deliver 2 illegal shots to the back of his head? Matt Hammill must be blessed or something...
Also mir was tooling brock in the standup their 2nd fight...dunno about carwin but imo for brock he needs to work on tdd not takedowns..
HW: Arlovski, CroCop, Mir
LHW: Wandy, Rampage, Liddell
MW: Marquardt, Silva, Franklin
WW: GSP, Hughes
ALWAYS backin my boy Matt Hammill, BISPING IS A TOOL, WAR HAMMILL!
Last edited by TheAxeMurderer; 12-17-2009 at 10:40 PM.