Posted by Mastodon2
Ian has a lot of KO's and TKOs on his record, mostly against guys we know nothing about. They could be anyone, and looking at their Sherdog records won't reliabely tell us if they are hard to KO, or have sloppy defense etc.
Freeman sure didn't look like such a beast when he came up against Arlovski. He looked like even less of a beast when Manhoef KO'd him in 17 seconds. Hunt would destroy Freeman, in much the same way he would destroy Mir; a huge power punch KO.
You are denying Freeman's abilities because you don't recognize his opponents and haven't seen his fights? Ian Freeman is easily one of the best fighters to have come out of England, don't ever base your opinion on a fighter because of what you see (or don't see) on a fightfinder record, there is so much more to it. The night he steamrolled a prime Mir, his dad had died, did you find that on sherdog aswell?
My point was simply to respond to someone who said Mir's chin is suspect, and since we where discussing a prime Mir and not post-accident Mir I found it important to note that Freeman, who IS (well was anyways, he's too old now) a fantastic fighter, was the only to KO him. As far as Manhoef, Hunt and power punches are concerned, Hunt is 5-3 with 2 of his wins being splitters, he's only ever KO'd a "boxer-turned-fighter" who never saw a win, and a retiring grappler who actually gave him trouble on his feet. On the other hand, Manhoef (who is incredibly underrated) has 17 of his 18 wins coming by way of KO, most of which are brutal KO's at that!