With Mir's new found weight (265 pounds) does anyone else agree he should be going for takedowns and working for a submission? I feel this would be his best option.
Mir is famous for his submissions, winning 8 of his 13 fights with them. All were within the first half of the very first round. If Mir is on his back and doesn't get that submission he turns into a turtle.
All his losses were via Ground and pound. Why? Because his BJJ is overrated.
His standup is also very overrated. He beat a Nogueira that was suffering from a staph infection and he knocked over Cheick Kongo. and Suddenly he feels his stand-up is A1? Get real.
I feel Mir is overrated in almost every aspect and none of his skills are superior. At the VERY best you could call him well rounded.