Frank Mir recently shared his view of the heavyweight division's line of title contenders saying,
“I figure the winner of that match (Dos Santos vs. Carwin) is very deserving; I don’t think that anyone can argue that they’re not very deserving. And I think this match on Saturday between Roy and myself now puts us in the No. 2 spot. I might have to fight one more time after Saturday to take up time because obviously they’re going to have to set up a fight with Cain and the winner of that fight, but I feel that right now, that puts us right there steamrolling into it.”
Dana White has expressed that Mir's interpretation of the heavyweight title picture is spot on. The winner of tonight's fight between Mir and Nelson will be 1 bout away from a title shot.
"Big Country" Roy Nelson will look to catapult himself into a top 5 UFC heavyweight slot with a win over Mir.
Here are the three reasons Nelson will defeat Mir at UFC 130.