Posted by Nightmare27
Forget Mir vs Kongo this fight needs to happen. The difference between the Nog that fought Mir and Nog @ 102 is night and day. Mir also has a right to be pissed off, all of this talk is taking credit away from the hard work that he put in to beat Nog. This fight is the one that we need to see!!
If Mir gets past Kongo i think they should have a rematch. But i dont he is going to anyway.
heres a post from someone on sherdog that pretty much sums up my thoughts on Kongo vs Mir
First off, Kongo is extremely underrated right now based on taking a short notice fight with one of the best wrestlers in the division. Kongo actually has respectable takedown defense when he's prepared for a fight and not up against a wrestler. He's also a large/strong heavyweight, and can stuff poorly setup shots such as the ones Mir uses.
Second, despite his poor ground game, he's durable on the ground and has never been submitted. Also, if he can stuff the takedown (which I believe will be the case) and Mir goes to guard, Kongo has vicious GnP. He can finish fights from GnP from the guard and Mir has proved that when rocked, he is often finished.
Onto Mir, he's probably more overrated and confident for no reason right now than he ever has been. We can all see how little his Nog win means now and we can see how little he has for the bigger wrestlers of the division. The Vera loss was no fluke, Mir just does not have composure when he gets rocked and he doesn't have the wrestling abilities of Cain to get on top when he gets dropped. If Mir were more durable when faced with adversity in a fight, I might think differently but Kongo has killer instinct and Mir crumbles under pressure and hard shots.
Also worth mentioning is how good Mir believes his standup is now, even if it is much improved he still does not have the power to hurt Kongo. Another factor is that he admitted for the Lesnar camp, he trained zero wrestling because he knew he would be unable to stuff the takedown regardless of how hard he trained it so realistically, his wrestling could be worse now than it has been in recent history.