I previously created a thread called "Is Stipe Miocic Overrated", and I mapped out my thoughts on who he had beaten and how they may be a little past it, I think it's now worth revisiting this idea. http://forums.sherdog.com/threads/is-stipe-miocic-overrated.3615989/#post-133703029 First off, you can only beat who's put in front of you, so with that said we all know that Miocic has a great resume. He's a good fighter, tough son of a bitch and has been very consistent as of late. On the flip side, we all know how bad the Heavyweight division is and I think we fall in love with the names and memories of these fighters. Overeem used to be great, dos Santos used to be great, Werdum used to be great - but all these guys are completely over the hill at this stage. I'll be very interested to see Stipe fight DC, and perhaps Volkov and Blaydes somewhere down the line. I feel like he has been very fortunate in terms of when he has fought these guys and also who he's fought in some sense also. Roy Nelson is a poor excuse for an athlete, a guy who could probably make Light Heavyweight with any semblance of a diet, Mark Hunt is a fan favourite but if we keep it real has no grappling skill, Arlovski is a slow, plodding, over the hill striker, Fabricio is over the hill, Overeem has no chin left, dos Santos looks like a shell of himself since USADA showed up and Ngannou has literally zero grappling skill also. Is it too much to ask for a well rounded fighter to show up for once? Wouldn't it have been great to see him against Velasquez? I genuinely feel like that would have been the perfect match-up to see him in, and it looks like we'll never get that now. I'll leave you with the records of the fighters he beat since he beat them: Roy Nelson - 4-7 Mark Hunt - 3-3 Andrei Arlovski - 2-5 Fabricio Werdum - 3-2 (All 3 wins were over very mediocre talent) Alistair Overeem - 2-2 Junior dos Santos - 0-0 (Fighting an unranked opponent in his next fight) Francis Ngannou - 0-0 (Fighting Derrick Lewis next) I think Stipe is a product of a very, very, very bad division.