I don't see any fights at HW that are good for him. Nog but if he wins he fights Brock, and there's no reason for him to fight Mir at this point if Mir is coming off a lose. If Nog loses then you have a #1 contender match but other than that, not much there for him. The only other move would be to drop down in weight to 205 and have some super fights there. Just not sure if his hand speed and head movement are fast enough for these young guys. Who knows?
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