Originally Posted by rivethead
Cormier brings up Barnett because Mir very specifically questioned the level of his opponents, saying Strikeforce isn't the UFC. Barnett alone is better than anyone Mir has ever beaten. People can dismiss Bigfoot all they want, but he's still as good as anyone Mir has ever beaten.
Godammit, I had written out a whole response, but my computer forced an automatic restart so it could do an update.
Basically the gist of it was:
bla blah blah I usually agree with you 99% of the time blah blah blah but Mir's wins over Cro Cop and Big Nog(2x) blah blah blah also former UFC champions Brock, Sylvia, blah blah blah
blah blah blah, Cro Cop was obviously past prime, but Nog won interim title from Sylvia rabble rabble rabble Mir was first person to KO him rabble rabble if you want to blame declining chin, Mir was also first person to submit him rabble rabble rabble
IMO Big Nog (2x), Cro Cop, Prime Sylvia, Nelson, Kongo, even Lesnar >>>> Barnett, Bigfoot, Monsoon.
Also, Frank finished all those guys except for Roy "Adamantium Head" Nelson, which has nothing to do with the level of his opponents, but I thought was an interesting tidbit.