As a staple of the UFC"s roster for nearly 14 years, Frank Mir believes he has encountered several generations of heavyweights, none of which compare to the current crop that populates the promotion's heaviest weight class.
Currently in preparation for an intriguing match-up against fellow former champion Andrei Arlovski at UFC 191, Mir reflected on the division's history and how the current Top 15 in the list are a step ahead of the remaining field.
"I think this era right now is the best it's ever been," Mir told FOX Sports. "I think in the past we always had top level guys but I think it dwindled off after four or five," Mir explained. "Right now there's guys that are 12th, 13th, 14th, that are great fighters in the heavyweight division."
The UFC might find itself with another addition to the heavyweight roster in the coming future, as Russian legend Fedor Emelianenko is currently in negotiation with the promotion. While he remains one of the greatest fighters of all time, Fedor might have his work cut out for him when he comes up against any member of the Top 10.
"I think the top 10 right now is extremely stacked," Mir said. "And I think it's the most stacked it's ever been."