Should this be the next fight for Frank Mir? both coming off losses best logical fight right ?
A fight with big country would be sick, a rematch of that epic grappling match they had back in the day. That would be some insane ground fighting.Agreed. When he was first coming up in the UFC I thought he had the potential to be one of the best HWs in the world. He had the size, decent wrestling, great jitz and solid striking. But he hasn't lived up to it. I think he is slow and predictable.
I'd rather see Mir face someone else. GG has won 3 of his last 7 fights. Mir is sitll a perrenial contender. Mir should face JDS or Big Country or a similar fight that is more meaningful than a squab with GG.
I think JDS would tool Mir, Frank has too much confidence in his striking now and standing with JDS is like saying "I would like to have a nap in front of all these people"Put me in the Mir vs Dos Santos camp.
It is another big step up for Dos Santos and a decent fight for Mir. It also gives Dos Santos a chance to revenge Nogs loss.
... you think that Mir deserves to face JDS, who mind you has already earnt a title shot, after getting wrecked by Carwin in the first round? I think not ....No, Frank should fight JDS to decide who's next in line after Carwin and Cain.
A fight with GG does nothing to actually sort out the division. A fight with JDS gives you a pretty solid one through three.
JDS hasn't earned a title shot yet, you have to beat someone resembling a top 5 fighter to get a title shot and he hasn't fought one of those guys yet. He has beaten a couple decent guys but Mir is definitely a step up in competition coming off a lose or not.... you think that Mir deserves to face JDS, who mind you has already earnt a title shot, after getting wrecked by Carwin in the first round? I think not ....
However Mir v Gabe Gonzaga or Big Country makes sense to me.
if that fight was to happen, i highy doubt it would go to the ground, unless roy tries taking it to the ground, cuz i know that he cant hang with mir on the stand up.A fight with big country would be sick, a rematch of that epic grappling match they had back in the day. That would be some insane ground fighting.
Well at the time Gonzaga wasn't that far away from being top 5, maybe 7 or so. Fine if JDS was to have another fight - perhaps give him Cain then. That way, neither wait around.JDS hasn't earned a title shot yet, you have to beat someone resembling a top 5 fighter to get a title shot and he hasn't fought one of those guys yet. He has beaten a couple decent guys but Mir is definitely a step up in competition coming off a lose or not.
Also what is JDS going to do just sit around for over a year waiting for his title shot? Lesnar vs Carwin is in July and then Velasquez gets the next shot. If you aren't going to give him Mir then who, Nelson?
I disagree here. Mir is still a top 5 HW in the UFC, and the two fights he lost were against the 1 and 2 guys. Meanwhile, Cain has all but said he is going to sit out and wait for a title shot, and Dana has confirmed that as well. That means the heavyweight title is tied up for 9 months MINIMUM, probably a year. The question then is, what do you do with JDS for all of that time? Give him a can? Or give him a legitimate HW who can solidify his spot as a top HW.Mir doesn't deserve Dos Santos, Mir has gotten tooled 2 of his last 4 fights (and got gifted a sub from another thrashing in a third) and JDS is on a very impressive 5 UFC fight win streak. I think JDS would tool Mir something terrible, this is a bad matchup coming off a loss.
Yeah should be more exciting then seeing JDS ko MirMir vs. GG please! 2 guys with some KO power and constantly improving striking, but the real gem is that Mir is known as one of the most explosive submission specialists in ufc while GG is second to only Maia when it comes to grappling credentials. Im expecting this to be a striking match, but I would REALLY love to see how Mir does on ground against a monster like Gabe.
Make it happen!