Originally Posted by jukon
Wow. You must think highly of Shields to think he can even match up against Mousasi.
Lets take a Top 10 Welterweight, who fights at 185 sometimes and match him up against a fighter who has fought at Heavyweight and Light Heavy in his last two fights.
Even if I imagine that they are the same weight when they fight, Mousasi would smash him. Lets see how Shields handles Miller before we go this far.
Are you kidding???
Let's start with your ranking argument. Shields is shown as #4 as a WW, according to MMA News' rankings, whereas Mousasi is nowhere to be found. UFC & MMA Top Ten Unofficial Rankings, Standings, Top 10 -- MMANEWS.com
Shields has beaten some big names, IMO bigger names than Mousasi has beaten. To name a few; Robbie Lawler, Sakurai, Dave Menne, Okami, Condit, etc.
Who has Mousasi beaten that makes you believe it would be an easy victory for him? An aging Sobral? An aged Mark Hunt? Or perhaps Souza and Manhoef are the clinchers for you? Nowhere near the competition that Shields has beaten.
I think Shields will beat Miller quite convincingly. And I think he would take Mousasi as well.