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Old 08-27-2007, 11:19 AM   #1
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Default couture = Bernard Hopkins of mma?

Or Foreman of mma?..
You know what i mean right...two totally different sports...and couture is a wrestler...not a boxer.
it's not like we're comparing his KO ratio here...

but in their own respective sports..
and at 44 years old...their's some similarities here..
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Old 08-27-2007, 11:21 AM   #2
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Default Re: couture = Bernard Hopkins of mma?

Definitely but Couture takes it further. Foreman and Hopkins look like different fighters. Foreman was fat, slow and didn't punch as hard. Hopkins was slower and paces himself more.

Couture is still up for a ruck with younger and bigger fighters. Though I think its his skills that set him apart.
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Old 08-27-2007, 11:48 AM   #3
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yes it's true...foreman was fat when he made his major come back...at 44 , couture's body looks great...
I don't know who's couture's nutrisionist but he did one hell of a job too
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Old 08-27-2007, 12:28 PM   #4
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Default Re: couture = Bernard Hopkins of mma?

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i think coture is the best "old" fighter in the game. he's two years older than hopkins, and it looks like he hasen't lost a step. even though hopkins is winning; you can tell he's not the same fighter.
Couture is also busting up young and fresher fighters, Hopkins is taking on guys he can handle like Tarver and Wright who are either aging or small.

Gonzaga was a 252 pound, athletic big man who is 28 years old. Big difference.
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Old 08-27-2007, 01:25 PM   #5
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no doubt. hopkins hand picks his opponents(as long as they have name recognition, hold a title, and are a couple of years past it). couture faces prime/athletic fighters, and beats them at their own game.
Make no mistake friend, Couture is still a fresh item, but he also uses smart tactics to where he can dominate them(I.E. the use of the clinch against the cage vs. Gonzaga). This is gameplan and he's a smart tactician.

I don't really see him as 'prime', I just see him as a guy who's picked up every tool in the sport over time and prepares adequatley to use them(which has brought him to his best level), but as we have agreed, against game opponents.

All you need in boxing for a P4P ranking is either to literally smash all opposition(which getting everyone in the ring is hard if you bring no money), or to be an established name facing another established name, even if the two names are not true P4P guys any longer, it's bullshit.
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