Originally Posted by Stoo
Well Fedor wasnt exactly known for his TDD. Coleman & Randleman both took him down pretty much on the first attempt. It's Fedor's sweeps and reversals that's the big problem for Couture. All three guys got tapped relatively easily. Randy could work the underhooks and dirty boxing, but you cant really doubt Fedors gas tank or heart waning like so many of Randys opponents and his Judo would be a huge danger in that position, as we saw against Lindland But Randy developed good sub defense, and he wont approach this like a ''bull in a China shop'' like the aforementioned guys did. He doesnt really have the chin or the right hand to punish Fedor like Hendo though if you pick the post come back version of RC, and in his 1st run his sub defense wasnt as good as it later became, so depends which version of Randy we are talking about, but Id favor Fedor to sweep and gnp any version when it does hit the mat tbh
Coleman and Randleman are valid examples too, which is why I expect Randy to make it very interesting while it lasted. As I outlined in my first post, Fedors aggressive submission attacks and ko power makes it very difficult to survive the whole fight or not go into a shell ala CC.
Randys strategic approach is what would ensure he doesn't cause 10 seconds trouble before a highlight stoppage. Older, smaller Randy had a good time with Nog, Brock etc You'd suspect he'd be a much happier man with a similar size individual, especially in his prime. As I mentioned, I expect Randy to make it interesting while it lasted but Fedors jits and power to either finish the fight or at worse win the rounds.