Bigger Challenge Could Await Couture

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zephead
8/24/07 5:08:15PM
LAS VEGAS - Another mixed martial arts heavyweight is stealing some of the spotlight from Saturday night's title fight between champion Randy Couture and challenger Gabriel Gonzaga on the "UFC 74: Respect pay-per-view show."




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DJDark41
8/24/07 5:19:01PM
Lesnar vs Couture? Couture already took down a giant in Tim Sylvia, but Brock Lesnar is a whole different kind of animal. If they do fight, I don't see it going good for Couture. Lesnar is just so strong its not even fair. And even if Couture can take him down, I think Lesnar can just use his wrestling to overpower Couture and get back in a good position.
DMcCabe11
8/24/07 7:03:47PM

Posted by DJDark41

Lesnar vs Couture? Couture already took down a giant in Tim Sylvia, but Brock Lesnar is a whole different kind of animal. If they do fight, I don't see it going good for Couture. Lesnar is just so strong its not even fair. And even if Couture can take him down, I think Lesnar can just use his wrestling to overpower Couture and get back in a good position.



are you kidding me????? couture has fought the likes of Chuck Liddell, Tim Sylvia, Kevin Randleman, Maurice Smith, Tito Ortiz and has trained with Dan Henderson, MAtt Lindland, and the more impressive version of Brock Lesnar RULON GARDENER!!!! randy knows exactly what to expect hes trained a bigger and better wrestler in Rulon......who has lesnar fought The Rock...HHH???
DJDark41
8/24/07 7:23:20PM

Posted by DMcCabe11

are you kidding me????? couture has fought the likes of Chuck Liddell, Tim Sylvia, Kevin Randleman, Maurice Smith, Tito Ortiz and has trained with Dan Henderson, MAtt Lindland, and the more impressive version of Brock Lesnar RULON GARDENER!!!! randy knows exactly what to expect hes trained a bigger and better wrestler in Rulon......who has lesnar fought The Rock...HHH???





I don't know if you've ever seen Brock Lesnar, but he's huge. People are talking about how Gonzaga's size/strength over Couture could be a factor, but Lesnar is probably stronger then anyone in the UFC right now. Lesnar is a beast, and if he fights Couture, I don't think Couture would be able to do it. But that is just my opinion.
brutalbones
8/24/07 7:25:11PM
Is this a ******* joke? Couture would absolutely destroy Lesnar. It wouldn't even be close.
patdaddy
8/24/07 7:30:37PM

Posted by brutalbones

Is this a ******* joke? Couture would absolutely destroy Lesnar. It wouldn't even be close.




I AGREE!!!!
postman
8/24/07 7:37:57PM
Why would Brock even get this fight out side of his wwe status he is a no one.
Twenty20Dollars
8/24/07 8:34:17PM
If brock trained really hard, I could see him beating Couture, only thing couture would have is more experience.
three_days_of_grey
8/24/07 8:45:00PM
Well damn if all it takes is making some noise... I want a crack at Couture as well for bunches of money. Lesnar only has one more MMA win than I do, but we're both undefeated.
All this guy mentions is how strong he is. B.F.D. How about we let Jesse Marunde or Phil Pfister fight in the UFC as well? As '05 runner up and '06 winner of the WSM competitions, respectively, they're really strong too.
With all the great match-ups happening tomorrow, what they mean to the HW and WW championship picture and THIS is the shit that sports writers want to write about? I feel nauseous now.

-OUT-
DMcCabe11
8/24/07 8:57:49PM

Posted by DJDark41

I don't know if you've ever seen Brock Lesnar, but he's huge. People are talking about how Gonzaga's size/strength over Couture could be a factor, but Lesnar is probably stronger then anyone in the UFC right now. Lesnar is a beast, and if he fights Couture, I don't think Couture would be able to do it. But that is just my opinion.



have you ever seen ricco rodriguez, josh barnett, tim sylvia, or rulon gardener the first two are pretty much the same size as brock and gardener is two of brock put together and tim syvlia is 6'8 and carries dynamite brocks a joke and so is ur opinion brock isnt a beast he's a mess
LR
8/24/07 9:35:51PM
Once again, Lesnar's credentials that he claims are ridiculous. He has about the same experience as Mark Coleman, Dan Henderson, and Josh Koscheck. He could no doubt be a top 10 fighter, but never break top 5. He thinks his fake entertainment wrestling belts matter. They don't other than they give you some credit in being able to take damage.

I think Couture would have a huge problem with his weight, BUT.. and this is a huge BUT.. Randy has only lost to big guys because they were able to use their body control skills on him to submit him. Lesnar doesn't have submission skills. So, I think Randy would dismantle him in a matchup right away.
loonytnt
8/24/07 10:48:13PM
Lesnar's this Lesnar's that, this guy need to stfu, and why is he trying to get a fight with a 44year old man? go fight CC and when you wake up then try to fight the champ
BoricuaKO
8/25/07 2:12:15AM
OK i agree that Couture will, like always, bring a game plan and hopefully win, but u have to see the facts, Lesnar was a Division I wrestler he was the best there was period, critics say he has adapted a lot to MMA, still doesn't convince me but hey i say Lesnar has a better chance of beating Randy than Tim Sylvia does thats for sure
Chris_Keppel
8/25/07 7:53:58AM
People get off Brock Lesnar's nuts. Jesus christ.
Naturaldisaster
8/25/07 9:47:05AM
I wouldn't even consider brock being a possiblitly for a fight again couture yet. But I do have to say that with his freakish strength and his great wrestling ability he would have a great chance against Randy. I don't like brock. But randy definitly wouldn't be able to get brock in the clench. and Brock would probably take randy down pretty easily (since he's so much bigger). As much as I don't want to say it, Brock would probably win. But I would hope Randy would catch brock in the first 10 seconds like he did with Sylvia, however I would want randy to finish him right then.
MartinKillMcGill
8/25/07 10:07:32AM
First he would have to pass the drugs test .Strenght is just one atribute couture as so muck more and would pick him apart standing up
SpiderSilva
8/25/07 10:11:12AM

Posted by Chris_Keppel

People get off Brock Lesnar's nuts. Jesus christ.


more like get off CC nuts if the fought CC would get one kick in just like he did vs Gonzaga and he was taken down that what would happen vs Lesnar end of story
hoodlum5000
8/25/07 10:17:09AM
You know who thinks Lesnar could beat Couture?

Crackheads and Wrestling Fans.

If Lesnar can beat any UFC HW, and I'm talking ANY UFC HW I'll be extremely Surprised. He should have to fight Big Tim for the shit he talked on MMaweekly.com.


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tommyprairie
8/25/07 10:47:54AM
Does Lesnar have a shot against top guys? Yes, but it is a punchers chance. I cannot believe that someone said Lesnar will use his wrestling against Couture. Couture is a much better wrestler than Lesnar, not even close. NCAA Champ vs Olympic Qualifier, LOL.

A huge factor will be conditioning. Once you lose it, it is very hard to get back. Lesnar has not had to have world class level conditioning since the 90's. And do not compare "acting" conditioning to fighting conditioning. Randy has great conditioning.

If lesnar is trained right, and lets his ego go to accept advice from his trainers, then he will be a force. I really do not see this happening.

-My two cents
Biggieb
8/25/07 10:56:36AM
Lesner qualified for olympics too. He trains with Ryoce Gracie now also, so how can anyone say he couldn't handle Couture on the mat. I agree that Couture would win, but I don't think it would be domination. Sometimes strength does matter over skills and i think lesner could possibly over power even fedor(which he couldn't beat either by the way in my opinion). He has a better shot than a punchers chance, but most likely would lose. I wanna see him fight in the UFC I think he would excell big time after a few fights and a year or two more of training.
Jackelope
8/25/07 4:12:09PM
Who cares about his skills, his strength, his WWE career, his wrestling career, etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. Bring up any damn thing you want and I could care less. He still needs to fight his way up to a title contention slot before he has the right to challenge any champion.

If wrestling credentials were enough then Matt Lindland would be getting a title shot every PPV. Josh Koscheck would have gotten a title shot immediately upon entering the UFC. BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH

I am a former wrestler and I don't at all take anything away from what it takes to be a wrestler, but everyone has to pay their ******* dues
Biggieb
8/26/07 10:22:40AM
I pretty much everything you just said, but I wasn't saying Lesner shouldn't earn his way up. I know he should, I was just saying that if he ever fights Couture or Fedor I don't think they would dominate him like they do other guys. I wan't lesner to get another 5 or 6 victories under his belt before he even gets considered for a title shot.
Chris_Keppel
8/26/07 10:51:30PM
Lesnar has fought one fight. He fought a scrub. Stop sucking him off.

I agree with the statement...

"Whoever thinks Lesnar would beat anybody in the heavyweight division are WWE fans and crackheads"

Absolutely true.