Obviously Mir has to beat Bigfoot on the 22nd of February not just to stay at all relevant, but to keep his job. He hasn't been winning lately but I still think people calling for him to retire is premature. I just think he needs to adapt what he's doing. He's only 35. All of his last four fights were against top-level opponents who are dangerous for anyone. Bigfoot is ranked 8th at the moment so a convincing win against him will show that Frank is still relevant and can compete at the highest level. Bigfoot dominated Fyodor and KOed Travis Browne, he is also 1+1 with Arlovskii who is now ranked 7th. He's also a huge powerful fellow with brutal top control and GnP, all of which factors Mir has struggled with in the past so for Mir to beat him would be a big statement. If Frank can come back from that motorbike crash he can come back from a 4-fight skid. Hunt came back from a 6-fight skid to fight for the interim belt. Mir has to focus on his kicks, his cardio and his defensive wrestling. The sport has changed and subs and fighting from your back especially at HW aren't as effective as they were. I don't like the way the sport has gone any more than he probably does but it must be dealt with. And he's at Jacksons which is a cutting-edge camp as far as the development of tactics is going so I think he can do this. To beat Bigfoot he needs to not gas out be strong in the clinch avoid getting his back stuck on the cage and get out if he ends up there volume of strikes stay off his back hand speed, hard straight combinations from the inside (82" vs 79") reach, low kick, reset Bigfoot is slow and surprisingly does not have the strongest chin. He is very strong though and has massive reach and is very heavy to try and move in the clinch. Mir can win this with a KO or TKO from a right hook or straight left if he enforces the right game plan. He doesn't want to f*ck around in the clinch with Bigfoot or play bottom game subs against him. If he can take him down excellent, that will give him a great chance to win but I would put that as plan B, take it if it pops up or plan A isn't working. If Frank could improve his TDs he would become much more dangerous but that skill set might take longer to develop. Mir by KO/TKO! Anyone who forgot about Frank Mir is due for a rude awakening.