Plus I have been saying Mir has good striking since UFC 92. He displayed good striking then, he displayed good striking at UFC 100 and he displayed good Striking at UFC 107.
It looked good in UFC 92, but almost anyone would've looked good against the sluggish half-dead Nog that showed up in that fight. I don't think anyone can honestly say that Nog was moving and striking anywhere near as well as he's done in his 3 other UFC fight. He came in more than 10 pounds heavy and moved like a snail.
In UFC 100 Mir threw a grand total of 11 strikes, looked good but it's not really enough to go on. 107 was similar, he looked good catching Kongo early and that was the end of that. Promising, but to me it's not really conclusive. I want to see a round from Mir that's something like the 1st round of Couture vs. Nog before I'm willing to make a firm statement on how good his striking actually is.
A week before UFC 107 people were claiming that Kongo was the best striker in the UFC HW division (which I never agreed with anyways) then after Mir knocks him down he is no good because Heath Herring knocked him down. Heath Herring is the kinda guy who just does that. I mean he kicked Nog in the head good.
Boy do I remember that, everyone was getting on Kongo's nuts real good in the thread about Mir outboxing Kongo. I stayed out of that one since the thread was getting way to crazy for me. But yeah, Heath does pull some crazy stuff from time to time.
EDIT: No Mir does not have World Class Striking but he is a GOOD striker he is better then Nog. His southpaw stance and style throws people off.
Nog's no slouch either in striking, Tim Sylvia was the only other fighter to beat him striking in the UFC, and back then Tim was beating everyone in the standup. Randy managed to figure out Timmy only to have Nog tool him last year. Is Nog world class? No, but he's still better than people are giving him credit for.