Frank's been saying a lot of stupid shit and apparently Nog is as sick of it as I am.
I don't think Nog is coming anywhere near making excuses for a loss. He never said he would have won the fight had he been 100%. Many people (myself included) thought the guy was washed up. He looked absolutely terrible and a shell of his former self. Being in the hospital for 7 days followed immediately by a complete meniscus tear helps explain his performance. I doubt many people would have said he was washed up hand they known that. All he is saying is that he is not washed up.
I would watch Nog vs. Mir II. I was excited to see Mir vs. Kongo so we could see how Mir's striking has progressed. I think we probably get the same thing if he faces Nog. I don't think there is any doubt that they stand and trade. I say do it. Duffe is looking for another fight soon. Put him in against Kongo.