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disturbed_fighter
2/18/08 9:24:50AM
if the fight ever happens, who would u pick?
stock
2/18/08 9:40:40AM

Posted by disturbed_fighter

if the fight ever happens, who would u pick?



A No Contest after a contract dispute between the 1st and 2nd rounds.
SicJits
2/18/08 9:52:07AM
^ LOL
I'd take Fedor. Randy beat two very beatable hw, post getting ko'd 2x at lhw. Many of RC's early losses are to good sub guys
fullerene
2/18/08 10:22:21AM
I would make Fedor a heavy favorite. He has a lot wider skill set and a much more impressive HW resume. It would be the first time for each of them that they've faced as intelligent and strategic a fighter as the other one which is what makes the fight intriguing.
Styles
2/18/08 12:14:35PM
I would say father time will bite them both in the ass before they fight each other.
cmill21
2/18/08 12:16:25PM
I would pick Fedor. I think it would be a great chess match though. I think Fedor has the advantage in the stand up, as well as on the ground, I do think Randy has a slight edge in take downs. In all honesty I'd rather see a few other matches then this one, but it will be a barn burner that I think would look like the Fedor Coleman matches.

EDIT: Styles you do know Fedor's 31 right? lol
stock
2/18/08 12:34:28PM

Posted by SicJits

^ LOL
I'd take Fedor. Randy beat two very beatable hw, post getting ko'd 2x at lhw. Many of RC's early losses are to good sub guys



Yeah, in all seriousness, this would really be a tough one for me to call. They are both great fighters, and they don't even have any common opponents.
If Couture would not have skipped out on his fight with Nog, we may have been able to make some connections.
Either way, I think this goes to decision.
I'll flip a coin, and say Fedor by decision.
DevonFoxy
2/18/08 12:35:47PM

Posted by disturbed_fighter

if the fight ever happens, who would u pick?



I almost don't want to see this fight any more because it is brought up on a daily basis.

I just want it to happen now so everyone can stop talking about it
whardin19
2/18/08 12:44:46PM

Posted by DevonFoxy


Posted by disturbed_fighter

if the fight ever happens, who would u pick?



I almost don't want to see this fight any more because it is brought up on a daily basis.

I just want it to happen now so everyone can stop talking about it



Well said DevonFoxy! I totally agree with you 100%. Lets get this fight to happen or fade away I'm getting tired of hearing about it.
gskyprodigy
2/18/08 1:08:25PM
........fedor should smash couture up and set him straight......
......beat some honour back into couture......
gamez0932
2/18/08 1:18:30PM
i think fedor is definitly the favorate... but randys got heart and wants this fight bad... so i think his motivation and drive would put him in a position to win.
loonytnt
2/18/08 1:35:09PM
id pick randy, just because if i dont pick him i get lose most the time lol
Jackelope
2/18/08 2:32:46PM

Posted by loonytnt

id pick randy, just because if i dont pick him i get lose most the time lol



LOL I agree.

Honestly though- I think in a Cage we see a Couture decision victory. Couture won't stand in the middle of the octagon and bang it out with Fedor. Fedor has shown a weakness to the greco clinch in his fight against Lindland, and he was dumped on his noggin against Randleman. Fedor would probably grab the fence on his way down from the standing greco clinch and get a point deducted. At this point Randy would ensure Fedor was pushed against the fence Tito Ortiz style so he couldn't maneuver for an arm bar or reversal. Fedor would make sub attempts no doubt, but Couture won't get subbed easily. I'm almost confident enough in that to say that up against the fence Couture WONT get subbed... ever.

In a ring I pick Fedor. Fedor will bullrush Couture with his aggressive striking style and try to take off his chin a-la Chuck Liddell style with his superior reach. Randy will go for the clinch because he saw Lindland clinch Fedor to the ground, and Fedor will bounce it off the ropes for a crazy Judo throw. Randy might not get thrown, but both fighters will go to the ground. In the middle of a ring I see Fedor able to get a submission on Couture. If he makes multiple attempts and can't get it done we'll either see a referee standup or a Fedor reversal. Once Randy has Fedor in his half guard or Fedor achieves side control I see a lights out TKO for Fedor due to GnP.

Then again, I'm gameplanning one for the other here, and these are the two best game planners in the business. So we'll see.
fullerene
2/18/08 2:45:30PM

Posted by loonytnt

id pick randy, just because if i dont pick him i get lose most the time lol


If you pick against Fedor you lose all the time...just something to think about
Rush
2/18/08 3:00:52PM
I may just sound a bit like a party pooper or something, but why can't we wait until the fight is actually officially announced before talking about who would win? I mean, this topic has been done to death.
bullettdodger
2/18/08 3:05:00PM
blah... (holds as much water as anything else on this thread cause nothing is going to be solved until they have it out...if they have it out)
stock
2/18/08 3:08:40PM

Posted by Rush

I may just sound a bit like a party pooper or something, but why can't we wait until the fight is actually officially announced before talking about who would win? I mean, this topic has been done to death.



Ha! I agree.

The funny thing is, this fight has been talked about for so long that when it finally does happen there is absolutely no way it will live up to the hype. What happens when this fight turns out to be the most boring fight of the year and ends in a controversial split decision.?
Then we will still not know who the best fighter in the world is, and we will see a thousand more threads about how there needs to be a rematch.
Jackelope
2/18/08 3:13:20PM
This is a good hypothetical thread that I can deal with. GO AWAY PARTY POOPERS!

Now, back on track-

In a cage Randy

In a ring Fedor
cj_striker
2/18/08 3:50:07PM
I can definitely see where DevonFoxy and Rush are coming from, I mean it's really a waste of time thinking/writing about it seeing how it doesn't seem to be happening, (probably should wait until it's offical, if that ever even happens) but at the same time I guess that's what some of the posts are about speculations and opinions, and if people want to write about that stuff then that's okay with me.....And by the way I love Couture, great guy, incredible MMA legend, but I would Fedor.
Rush
2/18/08 7:21:10PM

Posted by cj_striker

I can definitely see where DevonFoxy and Rush are coming from, I mean it's really a waste of time thinking/writing about it seeing how it doesn't seem to be happening, (probably should wait until it's offical, if that ever even happens) but at the same time I guess that's what some of the posts are about speculations and opinions, and if people want to write about that stuff then that's okay with me.....And by the way I love Couture, great guy, incredible MMA legend, but I would Fedor.




It's ok to have hypothetical threads about these kind of fights, but this one has been done to death and the fight may never happen.
jiujitsufreak74
2/18/08 10:44:32PM
i thought this discussion was over and done with. eventually, like all of the other threads of this kind, someone will begin to start a flame war, the sides will be divided into randy supporters and fedor supporters, things will get out of control and a mod will delete it. so far things look pretty good but bad things always come from this thread so be careful. i am not going to even put down my reply because there is just no point in arguing this anymore

RMFG_187
2/19/08 12:57:31AM

Posted by Rush

I may just sound a bit like a party pooper or something, but why can't we wait until the fight is actually officially announced before talking about who would win? I mean, this topic has been done to death.



but Randy in Cage, and a coin flip in a Ring.
TOMMYAYO05
2/25/08 11:36:20AM
A few things to say.................yes fedor is almost invinceible but there is your keyword "ALMOST".If anyone can do it that someone would be couture.Fedor hasnt fought top competition in a while and the last good person he fought was a middleweight and he had to cheat to win.So i would say this is a 50/50 fight but ,my heart would go with the hall of famer,the underdog and the american randy couture.
Pookie
2/25/08 2:20:53PM

Posted by RMFG_187


Posted by Rush

I may just sound a bit like a party pooper or something, but why can't we wait until the fight is actually officially announced before talking about who would win? I mean, this topic has been done to death.



but Randy in Cage, and a coin flip in a Ring.



If it was in a ring i'd pick Fedor, in a cage i'd second guess myself but still pick fedor.
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