I can understand if you are a die-hard Mir fan and have faith in your guy and say "Mir by sub" all the time. I'm not talking to you guys, and to be frank, your numbers are way less than the "hype train getting derailed" guys. I can understand intelligent debate. Questioning how DC deals with a southpaw. Or questioning his overconfidence on the ground which may set up some risks. Needless to say, a very small minority here on Sherdog. But I'm seeing a different beast altogether than either of those two. Yes, I'm looking at you "hasn't faced anyone in the UFC yet" people. Did you predict Mir to sub JDS? No? Ok, then what makes you think Olympian Cormier has worse TDD than JDS? I don't underestimate Mir's ability to get a sub any way he can (he make a good effort to get JDS, realizing he couldn't blast him away with traditional TDs) but I don't think Cormier will be that reckless. Short of that, no way in hell is Mir taking him down. Basically I see this fight as the last hurrah of the "hasn't faced anyone in the UFC yet" crowd. Enjoy it while you can gamblers. Because after this you won't have these guys pushing the lines in your favor. "Werdum easily ranked in the top 5? Nelson not ranked at all? Doesn't matter... Nelson by KO, he was on TUF." "Bigfoot ranked? Browne not at all? Doesn't matter... I saw a UFC show talking about Browne." "Top 5 Overeem one of the hardest hitters and top 5 Brock one of the worst at taking punches? Doesn't matter... Brock by freak athlete, unstoppable TDs, lunchboxes for fists, Harley Davidson the only motorcycle, corn to the core, any other buzzlines that are indicative of the fact I can't come up with my own thoughts." Now we have top 5 Cormier with a nightmare style (Olympic wrestler with good sub defense, quick speed and power in both hands) against ranked Mir. But yet again... "Mir by sub, DC hasn't fought in the UFC yet." I'm sure gamblers everywhere will miss you guys and your logic. No more SF means no more habitually underrating top 5 guys against guys that win by virtue of having a UFC fighter profile before the fight was announced. It'll be my pleasure to watch you guys scramble to pretend you are Cormier fans after this hype train wins and Dana says you should be praising him and you all fall in line and say you never had doubts.