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Old 08-05-2007, 10:51 AM   #1
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...then the winner of Fedor-Couture will be the greatest of all time. Both of them have top 3/5 resumes, and winning the undisputed heavyweight MMA championship would mean that they are also the first MMA fighter to be literally the best in the world.
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Old 08-05-2007, 11:22 AM   #2
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Agreed. Also, I would like to add that Couture would have a much greater chance of beating Fedor than most people would like to believe. Whether or not Couture gets past the young Gonzaga, who is a bad match up for him, I could definitely see Couture taking Fedor down in the Cage and controlling him. I could also see him winning by stoppage due to cuts by elbows.
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Old 08-05-2007, 11:39 AM   #3
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I don't think he'll get by Gonzaga anyhow, I agree it's a bad matchup, a bigger with great ground skills, will be tough for Randy to get an advantage.
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Old 08-05-2007, 12:16 PM   #4
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I'm sorry but i dont think he has a chance against Fedor. I'll be more suprised if he beats Gonzaga than i was when he beat Sylvia. Couture is good but far from greatest ever or even this decade.
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Old 08-05-2007, 03:12 PM   #5
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Couture won't beat Gonzaga.
Doesn't have a chance imo.
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Old 08-05-2007, 03:30 PM   #6
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Agreed. Also, I would like to add that Couture would have a much greater chance of beating Fedor than most people would like to believe. Whether or not Couture gets past the young Gonzaga, who is a bad match up for him, I could definitely see Couture taking Fedor down in the Cage and controlling him. I could also see him winning by stoppage due to cuts by elbows.
Pretty much my exact thoughts.

And yes, I believe Couture would overtake Fedor as the GOAT if he wins both.
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Old 08-05-2007, 04:02 PM   #7
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Couture won't beat Gonzaga.
Doesn't have a chance imo.
Couture doesnt have a chance havent I heard this like 8 times already
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Old 08-05-2007, 04:40 PM   #8
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Couture doesnt have a chance havent I heard this like 8 times already
We'll have a Vbookie event for it, I think Gonzaga will win rather easily.
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Old 08-05-2007, 05:03 PM   #9
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We'll have a Vbookie event for it, I think Gonzaga will win rather easily.
Ok but im just saying ive heard this alot over the years Rizzo,Sylvia,Ortiz,Belfort,Randleman,Liddell even Maurice Smith people thought was pound his ass. This will be though so cause Gonzagas a savage hes a strong guy with good takedowns and striking and obviously his ground game is all around very good but if Randy wants a takedown he will more then likley get it.
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Old 08-05-2007, 05:10 PM   #10
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Ok but im just saying ive heard this alot over the years Rizzo,Sylvia,Ortiz,Belfort,Randleman,Liddell even Maurice Smith people thought was pound his ass. This will be though so cause Gonzagas a savage hes a strong guy with good takedowns and striking and obviously his ground game is all around very good but if Randy wants a takedown he will more then likley get it.
I'm not overrating Gonzaga in this scenerio or not giving Randy enough credit, it's just that Gonzaga is a big natural HW who's athletic and has all of the qualities that you listed.

I do think Cro Cop fully prepared would defeat Gonzaga rather easily, but Gonzaga has more than enough to beat a 44 year old Couture who's coming off of a good win, but over a very poor opponent in my opinion.

Even though Gonzaga's 1 loss is by KO, he looks like the type that takes a good shot.
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Couture doesnt have a chance havent I heard this like 8 times already
are you betting on Couture Jim Bo?
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This is what bewilders me about people's opinion about Couture. I know he's had some accomplishments and great fights but man, the guy is 44 y.o and beat Sylvia. If he was as fresh as he was against Rizzo and with as much experience as now than yea, he would beat Gonzaga and be a very solid contender to go against Fedor.
I wish him to prove me wrong though. Being a champ at 44 and if he whoops Gonzaga that'll be something very special and i will be glad to have lived during his career.
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Pretty much my exact thoughts.

And yes, I believe Couture would overtake Fedor as the GOAT if he wins both.

how so?

a man who has had some nice wins, some big wins, but some big losses, 8 of them in only what 23 fights? and he would be the greatest of all time?

So when say Boise State went undefeated and beat OU, they are now a better program than OU?

I dont believe that.

BUt I like randy and would be rooting for him to do it. Although I think GG beats him.
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Old 08-07-2007, 07:27 PM   #14
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This is what bewilders me about people's opinion about Couture. I know he's had some accomplishments and great fights but man, the guy is 44 y.o and beat Sylvia. If he was as fresh as he was against Rizzo and with as much experience as now than yea, he would beat Gonzaga and be a very solid contender to go against Fedor.
I wish him to prove me wrong though. Being a champ at 44 and if he whoops Gonzaga that'll be something very special and i will be glad to have lived during his career.
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Old 08-07-2007, 11:50 PM   #15
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how so?

a man who has had some nice wins, some big wins, but some big losses, 8 of them in only what 23 fights? and he would be the greatest of all time?

So when say Boise State went undefeated and beat OU, they are now a better program than OU?

I dont believe that.

BUt I like randy and would be rooting for him to do it. Although I think GG beats him.
So ****ing what he has 8 losses its actually 7 I have a hard time calling the 2nd Vitor Belfort fight a loss. Usually when about 20 of ur 23 fights are agianst the top guys in the sport your bound to have some losses occasionally lets not turn MMA in Boxing where a guy losses some fights and his Legacy is turned to shit.
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