Originally Posted by CBCS
Fedor would crush Randy. Fedor's ground game is out of control. I can't think of any HW's of the top of my head that would really challange him.
While I like and respect Randy for what he HAS done for the sport, I do think he tends to be a bit over-rated by the general fight community. Now, before I get whipped with bamboo shoots for saying that, please understand that I am not trying to take ANYTHING away from what Couture has done, just saying that I think fans tend to give him more credit that he may deserve.
I do consider Randy to be one of the most intelligent fighters to ever grace the cage, but I think that, in the fight game, timing is everything. A lot of times Randy has ended up on the short-end of the stick as far the right match for the right time goes. Any long time Boxing fans should understand that logic. Actually, everybody should understand that logic. Still, he did come back and school Tim Sylvia, but really that's not saying a whole lot because Tim has just never been on the same level of talent as a guy like Randy. Sorry Timmy.
I think that if Randy were to fight Fedor now, or even two years ago, it would be another one of those cases of wrong place/wrong time for The Natural. The hype machine made it seem big, but really Fedor would probably beat Randy down. Although, I do agree on at least ONE thing with Joe Rogan, and that is "you can never count out Randy Couture". The dude is smart, but I just think he is too old. Sorry Randy