I used to say "Nog was at his weakest, he would have beat Mir at 100%" too, until I realized how stupid it sounded. No offense to Nog but all he's got going is his submissions. He may be above Mir in BJJ but Mir is close enough that they would probably just nullify each other out, keeping the fight standing. Mir's stand up is far better than Nog's. In the fights Nog has had in the UFC, I think the Couture fight is the only fight where he wasn't completely rocked and everyone knows Couture's biggest weakness has been his striking, so that's probably why. I love Nog but I think Mir would still beat him in the rematch.
As for his win over Lesnar, Mir was getting destroyed. He was lucky the fighter he was facing was very, VERY fresh to MMA and got a lucky submission. With just a little more experience in MMA, Lesnar would have beaten him which was shown in the rematch.
Kongo is considered very good and a win over him is impressive.
That being said, I believe Lesnar is the only threat to Mir in the HW class, except if Cro Cop suddenly became his old self again. All the hype around Mir is true.
Last edited by AlphaDawg; 01-17-2010 at 12:51 AM.