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Old 08-14-2009, 02:13 PM
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Default Terrible idea, Randy, just terrible

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BloodyElbow was first to catch wind of a Randy Couture appearance on CBS Sports’ Lavar Arrington Show where Couture -- after being teed up by the hosts -- expressed interest in a fight with Anderson Silva. (This will probably turn into “Couture Agrees to Silva Fight” and, later, into “Couture, Silva to Fight in Yankee Stadium on Thanksgiving” by the end of the business day.)

“They [Zuffa] certainly haven't approached me with it,” Couture said. “I think the idea's been kicked around, but I don't know if it's being kicked around by the executives at Zuffa.”

What it needs is to be kicked out. It’s great box office, but not worth much in the way of intrigue. Couture is 46 and gets by in the heavyweight division because the man-beasts there don’t move like they’re on amphetamines. Light-heavyweights -- where Couture was bumped from years ago -- change levels like Barry Allen in comparison. This fight only happens if Silva and the UFC insist on a 205-pound fight for the middleweight champion in the fall or winter: everyone else in that class is tied up with major bouts.
He can't be serious. Dropping down to fight Anderson isn't like moving up to fight Tim. You're not quicker than him, you're not going to take him down easily & you're certianly not gonna be able to out dirty-box him.

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I actually would give Randy a good shot against him at LHW.
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I'd like to see him cut down and fight BJ...
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I actually would give Randy a good shot against him at LHW.
What do you think his gameplan would be?
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Old 08-14-2009, 03:13 PM
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It depends if he can bring his walker into the cage or not..........
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It depends if he can bring his walker into the cage or not..........
Hahaha.

I'd assume he'd try to go more for the greco-clinch & work for a TD like Dan did, but I don't see him being able to tie-up with Anderson well enough. Silva will have studied the tapes of the Dan fight & learned how Hendo got inside on him & how to defend from that again. Add that to the chance to kill a legend of the sport like Randy & Silva will come out guns blazing.
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Old 08-14-2009, 03:26 PM
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Hahaha.

I'd assume he'd try to go more for the greco-clinch & work for a TD like Dan did, but I don't see him being able to tie-up with Anderson well enough. Silva will have studied the tapes of the Dan fight & learned how Hendo got inside on him & how to defend from that again. Add that to the chance to kill a legend of the sport like Randy & Silva will come out guns blazing.
Personally I would enjoy Randy/Hendo more.
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I would pay to see this fight just because it's a super fight.

I like to see super stars fight super stars not just contendors fighting contendors.
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I would pay to see this fight just because it's a super fight.

I like to see super stars fight super stars not just contendors fighting contendors.
I like seeing marquee names bang it out, but only if they've both earned their way there. JUst throwing names on a card for the box office value makes the sport to hollow.
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Old 08-14-2009, 03:42 PM
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I like seeing marquee names bang it out, but only if they've both earned their way there. JUst throwing names on a card for the box office value makes the sport to hollow.
Throwing Randy Couture a hall of famer and who just one fight ago was the heavy weight champ of the world and gave Brock Lesnar trouble for the first half of round 1 against Anderson Silva is hardly just throwing names on a card.

That fight is epic and I've said this I will NEVER count out Randy Couture in my life. EVER.
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