In MMA, there are two main ways to win: submit your opponent or knock him out. So how then, do you deal with a fighter who seemingly can't be submitted and can't be knocked out? Such a quandary faces Frank Mir this Saturday night at UFC 92 when he faces Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, one of the best fighters this sport has ever seen.
Mir is well-known for his jiu-jitsu, but Nogueira's is better. Mir's showing against Brock Lesnar shows that he can take a punch, but Nogueira has made a career out of absorbing inordinate amounts of punishment, only to prevail in the end.
The deck seems well-stacked against Mir from the start.
But Nogueira is beatable; he has gone down to defeat three times in MMA competition. Taking a look at those losses (and some near-losses), and using FightMetric statistics for every fight in his career, perhaps we can see if there's something that can be done about this Minotauro.
So how might Mir do it?