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Old 04-20-2011, 09:46 AM   #74
Will Cooling
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Default Re: Can Anderson Silva surpass fedor as the greatest ever?

Yeah I can understand that. Couture's a difficult one due to his record but you look at the way he's been able to find success in several 'eras' of competition it is incredible. And he's really one of those fighters who developed strategies and techniques that have become widely adopted. And remember everything he's achieved in MMA came after his physical peak, who knows how good a twenty-eight year old Couture would have been in the cage.

What he does lack is that one great title run. Its a shame he fell out with the UFC in 2007 because he could easily have held onto that belt for a while and got what would have been a career defining victories over the likes of Nog and Mir (Nog won the fight when it happened in 2010 but I think Couture would have been well placed to win over five rounds and with the advantage of Nog not being familar with the cage).
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