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Pros Picks: Couture vs. Lesnar

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Brock 42 47%
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One of mixed martial arts’ most beloved and important figures will make his eagerly awaited return to the Octagon this Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Poised to defend his heavyweight title against behemoth Brock Lesnar at UFC 91, Randy Couture will face arguably his most daunting task when he climbs into battle for the 25th time.

Sherdog.com spoke with dozens of experts, from fighters to trainers to analysts, and got their opinions on the Couture/Lesnar showdown.

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Post #1   11/15/08 9:19:03AM   

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A few memorable quotes:


Chris Lytle:

I see no way Randy can win. He’s too old, too small and [had] too long of a layoff. Lesnar is too massive, athletic and younger. That being said, I think Randy wins.




Mac Danzig:

I think Randy wins this fight with experience and overall ability. It seems like Lesnar’s best chance of winning is if he can hold someone [down] for three rounds like he did to [Heath] Herring. I don’t think he can do that to Randy. Plus, he has a giant penis tattooed on his chest, which can’t be helpful.




Din Thomas:

I think Randy’s got his hands full. Most fight fans don’t want to give Lesnar his props because they see him as a WWE guy. Not me. I see a college wrestling national champ, a big one, a really big one. I trained with a national champ in Ben Askren, and he played with me like Michael Jackson does an 8-year-old. But with Randy’s experience, he will prepare with the right people, and [it] will be easier for him to prepare for Lesnar than it would be for Lesnar to prepare for Randy. I’m just not sure it’ll be enough. I’m gonna go with Lesnar.




Chael Sonnen:

I’ll bet 25 percent of Paulo [Filho]’s purse on “The Natural.”




Zac George:

Randy recovers an early F-5 to TKO Brock [in the] third.

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Post #2   11/15/08 9:26:55AM   

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Mac Danzig and Din Thomas's quotes are priceless.

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What you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in the playground is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no props, and may the mods have mercy on your soul.


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One got me thinking that there is a good chance Randy could sub Brock

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12-12 on the poll so far. This fight is gonna be awesome.

Post #5   11/15/08 11:21:44AM   

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I put $700 on Randy!!!

EASY MONEY BABY!!!!

Post #6   11/15/08 11:54:44AM   

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pro picks mean dick all . Its a nice read , but leben vs bisping for example had it 16-4 in favour of leben. we all know how that ended up .

Post #7   11/15/08 12:38:22PM   

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i still don't understand how they keep getting away with making up quotes...

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Posted by BIGKAT

I put $700 on Randy!!!

EASY MONEY BABY!!!!



Real $$$ ?

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Posted by BIGKAT

I put $700 on Randy!!!

EASY MONEY BABY!!!!



so much for Christmas gifts

Post #10   11/15/08 12:58:51PM   

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Ha, Macs quote is awesome.

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Chael Sonnen: I’ll bet 25 percent of Paulo [Filho]’s purse on “The Natural.”




Chris Lytle: I see no way Randy can win. He’s too old, too small and [had] too long of a layoff. Lesnar is too massive, athletic and younger. That being said, I think Randy wins.

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Of the ones listed on this thread Din's is by far the best comment. He backs up his prediction with experience, not just what they rest of us have seen in the events (i.e. the obvious)

Post #13   11/15/08 4:06:35PM   

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I think if you look at Randy's losses to Ricco and Josh you can see how Randy can be dominated once off his back and he can be beat in striking like we've seen against Liddell. If theres any wrestler who can hold you there for 3-5 rounds its probably Lesnar whos likely to come into the fight at 280 or higher. That being said Lesnar's chin is likely to be tested in this fight but if he has a good chin he should win everywhere it goes and possibly avoid leglocks if Randy gets crafty. For Randy I'd suggest attempting takedowns and just be first on everything, quick jabs in and out, I would probably stray from the clinch on the chance the he'd take me down which is highly probable. Look for counter shots and test the chin and heart with skill and relent.

Post #14   11/15/08 4:44:51PM