It's called a figure of speech my friend. And you just helped prove my point lol.
Funny how you say that Cain would "drop" the same Nog that submitted Hendo, Cro Cop and Coleman (on a 6 fight win streak). To say that Nog is the same now as he was 6 or 7 years ago would be idiotic. We all know you're Cain's biggest fan, but seriously man you need to re-think some of your statements lol. He's only had 8 fights and you're saying he could de-rail a PRIME Nog? Nog got caught and finished, simple as that. You can't just a guy's whole career based off his last fight. (But if you watched all of Nog's fights, you wouldn't say that)
And you're also basically saying that Mir is KNOWN for his stand-up. Saying that Nog wasn't healthy when he fought Frank wouldn't be an excuse, it'd be a fact. Who else has Mir KO'd? Sims? If you would have said that Frank could have submitted a Prime Nog, I would have taken you more seriously.
Nog just got caught?? and your calling me idiotic?? yea if gettingh caught means losing EVERY exchange vs both Mir and Cain... yes... he just got caught.
He was a legend and beat alot of decent guys that both Mir and Cain would also destroy, prime Coleman or whoever u wanna point at. The game has changed and Nog is just another vet left behind.
The sport was pretty new, Nog has more skills then almost everybody. That isnt the case anymore, guys have the skils anre MORE athletism. Nobody coming in not knowing what BJJ is or just huge cansw ith power but no technique.
I didnt say Frank was known for his standup, nor is Cain, thats my point, the game has evovled so fast that guys who use standup as secondary weapons are owning Nog standing.
Mir and Cain would have been top guys over Prime Nog, Prime Cro Cop or Prime whoever besides Fedor, i know its hard to accept, it has nothing to do with me being a Cain fan and everything to do with the evolution of the sport and in particular the HW division.