"Cheick Kongo, one of Bisping’s Wolfslair teammates, is also angling to have a fight at the end of this year.
A source close to Kongo informed Sportsnet that the French striker is tentatively scheduled to face Frank Mir at UFC 107 in Memphis, TN.
Mir’s camp has stated they have yet to hear of this fight request, but have stated they are definitely interested in fighting Kongo."
I think this is an interesting fight. Would Mir’s TDs be better than Kongo’s TD defense? Mir is good off his back, but can he get it there against a big athletic guy that has to be working TD defense pretty hard?
Mir has looked pretty quick for a guy his size, and the little striking we have seen actually looks pretty good. I think the striking match may be closer than some think. Partially becuase of Frank’s apparent improvements and partially because Kongo would have to be very careful not to get taken to the Mat.
This fight would give us a really good look at Mir’s striking, and I think it would be a good start for either guy to get back into the title picture. Dangerous fight for Mir though. He loses this one and he may be fucked until 2011.