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Hey guys, what do you think of roy nelsons next match being against Mir, i mean i have him at number 5 in the UFC rankings..and i think if roy beats mir it puts him up there with the big 4...+ it would also be nice to see because they already had a grappling match which Roy won!

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I like the sound of this fight, these two are very well matched. Frank Mir has a huge name now, would be a big chance for big country to become a name himself.
 

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The exact 1st thing I thought after the fight....the exact thing. Although Seeing as how Roy wasnt hurt his turn around is gonna be faster than Frank's. I'm thinking they give him uhmmmmm.....probably Nog or Kongo.
 

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I said at the beginning of the last TUF that Roy was going to win it. I am really starting to get behind this guy. I think Roy needs another tough opponent before taking on Mir, but this would be a good fight.
 

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I think Roy takes this one honestly...We just saw how explosive Roy is with that right and it doesnt seem that Mir can take one to the jaw anymore
 

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I could never see it happening, but if he won the belt, it would really confuse casual viewers. People always comment on Fedor not being a physical specimen. Nelson would make those people's heads explode if he was the top UFC heavyweight.
 

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Nelson should get a McDonalds sponsorship. That would be EPIC.

I think Nelson and Mir is a good matchup with their respective positions in the division.
 

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Nelson will get KTFO. Dont kid yourselves.

Just watch how badly this dude will get exposed against a genuine relatively experienced fighter. JDS cain gonzaga will tear him a new one.

Struv, was so flat footed it was just silly, you know this guy is going to come in close and try and take your head off.
 

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This fight sounds right on to me. Nelson is on the way up with his demolishion of Struve, and Mir is falling after being crushed thoroughly by Carwin.

If Roy beat Mir, he would shot that he deserves a spot at the table. If Mir beat Roy, it would stop his descent through the rankings and set him up for a comeback... again :D.

I think Roy has a shot at it, but I would put Roy as a +450 underdog. Mir has good boxing, great BJJ, and Roy doesn't hit as hard as Carwin or Brock by any means.

Big Country vs. Big Nog would also be a good fight for the same reasons as Roy vs. Mir would be good. It tests Roy to see if he's ready for the creme of the crop, or it sends Big Nog back towards the top.
 

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he will be exposed, it defies the laws of EVERYTHING if you can show up in that state and beat any of the top 5/6 fighter in the UFC HW.

I'd actually rather see him fight couture
 

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I see Mir taking it, he is getting big, stronger and while Roy is really good on the ground, can he handle the bigger stronger Mir?

in a striking match...it would be close but I dont see Mir getting KO'ed by him. Please dont judge his last 2 KOs by any means, Struve looked kind of lost by Roy stepping in so close to him.
 

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I think Roy takes this one honestly...We just saw how explosive Roy is with that right and it doesnt seem that Mir can take one to the jaw anymore
Carwin knocking him out doesn't mean he can't take one so I don't see your logic here.

If anything he could never take a shot as shown in his fight against Vera many moons ago.
 

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Carwin knocking him out doesn't mean he can't take one so I don't see your logic here.

If anything he could never take a shot as shown in his fight against Vera many moons ago.
Ian Freeman and Mario Cruz agree.
 

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It's not Mir's chin that's bad, it's average at worst. He took plenty of shit from Carwin before going lights out and Carwin's probably the most powerful puncher in the UFC. It's the fact that he sort of panics when he gets rocked (even a little bit) and he doesn't react quickly enough (he needs to utilize an emergency guard jump/fall imo), which is something he could work on. People forget this guy's only 30 years old and he's already one of the most talented HWs out there with tons of experience on his side. He's been written off before. But unlike the vast majority of yesteryear's elite Mir won't go away, count on it.

Nelson would get pawned here.
 

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Isn't Big Country fighting JDS next?
 
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