The Mir/Nog fight reminded me of other fights as well where you have two guys who are fairly equally skilled on the ground, so they decide to cancel that out and keep it standing instead. But I'm thinking why choose something that is not your forte? Why not actually see who is better on the ground? Why not put your skills to the test? WHY DIDN'T NOG TRY FOR A TAKEDOWN?!
Do you train for many years in jiujitsu so that you don't have to use it? And I'm not just talking about the Mir/Nog fight, I mean other similar matchups as well.