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Randy couture ... the next move ???

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I seriously don't see couture being able to better the outcome of his loss to lesnar if there was to be a re-match later down the line. Couture's track record against the much bigger heavyweights has always been the end of his fight streaks.
I know father time is still questioned after every fight couture has, but after an 18 month lay off, coming back to the octagon and loosing you belt at the age of 45, surely couture can't come out again wether that be at HW or dropping back down to the LHW division and re write the books one more time. I can't see it you guys. The UFC HW division is full of big fighters now, with the likes of Lesnar, Kongo, Carwin and Gonzaga all of these guys are bigger than the 220 frame couture fights at. Does he drop down to the LHW pit full of dangerous strikers like chuck, jardine, vanderlei, rampage and even the likes of franklin and silva moving up, couture's options are beginning to look very slim.
I hate seeing randy clocked, he is such a gamer. All of couture's fans right now should be concerned, i'm a couture fan. I like to see him still fight but, i don't want couture's legacy to be tarnished with like 3 straight losses at the end of an admirable career in MMA. If he keeps fighting in the UFC, i think he will now be on a slippery road to retierment, randy had his day, i don't see he has much left to put in. He changed the shape of this sport from stepping down to face liddell. I believe he shaped the UFC to this big multi-million dollar business that it has become today. He will always be the greatest legend of all time.

Does he move down ? Find another opponent at HW ? .. or should the UFC's greatest champion retire now, this time for good ?????

What do you guys think ??????

Post #1   11/16/08 4:30:09PM   

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I think there are more fights for him at HW.

Kongo could be one.

Post #2   11/16/08 4:31:02PM   

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Posted by Rush

I think there are more fights for him at HW.

Kongo could be one.



But what would be the point ?? If couture beat kongo, he'd be on the road back to the title. There is no way couture could fight for the title again. I don't see him making it back up that far. If he beat cheick, everyone wouldn't be too shocked. Randy's last few fights have been about beating the unbeatable- according to the physics taking note of his age, size etc... but beating kongo would not be a big impact for the couture army he has as it would amount to no big impact in the HW division. Randy came out of retirement from 205lb and took out big tim when no-one in the HW picture could beat him. He went on to defend against a younger, stronger threat who just ko'd crocop. If he fought kongo and beat him ... No impact or meaning. No point fighting IMO. Kongo is not dangerous enough.

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Randy vs Chuck 4.

Post #4   11/16/08 4:45:55PM   

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Though I think there are people he could beat in the HW division, like Frank Mir, or Antoni hardonk, maybe Kongo, maybe Herring, but that's about it. I don't think he'd move down either, because I think all the top LHW fighter's would beat him, his best bet is to hang up his gloves and retire again.



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aren't the losers in the tournament facing each other too??

that could be vs Mir or vs. Nog ...... any of those would be interesting.

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No, but it's what I was thinking.

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Posted by juanez13

Randy vs Chuck 4.



Maybe ... Chuck vs couture 4 could be a great fight to retire on. Chuck is washed up and arguably couture is near the end of his career. That would make a great fight... NOT. If couture is to go round the block yet again, he needs to fight someone who he will gain from in victory in order to boost his status back up which will get the believers believing again. I don't have a clue what division he should go to because i don't have a clue which fighter would be a good opponent to kick start the chronicles of couture part 3. I think he should retire and concentrate of his new fighters, his gym and maybe stay commentating with joe and mike. He doesn't have to retire from the sport all together, just don't fight again.

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He should just retire after he fights Fedor, if he ever does. I mean the guys gotta be a millionaire by now from fight payouts + merchandising. Open a chain of gyms, he'll be set for the rest of his life.

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Fedor. Then retire. Much like Djbb said before me.

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I agree that he should retire, its hard to say but its true. I would still love to see him fight Fedor but that's about it. Its time for him to worry about his fighters and not his fights, he don't have to leave the sport alltogether, he's a great trainer with good fighters to train.
But without a doubt he will be missed, its gonna be hard to do but I think its time to say goodbye to Captain America.

Post #11   11/16/08 11:20:15PM   

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I think if he keeps fighting he'll lose some of that mystique he gained after his come back. Why he left i'll never know, he lost all the momentum he got from his two big wins, and then didn't fight for over a year, the dudes 45 he should have never taken a year off. I think he should fight Chuck one last time and then they should both retire.

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I agree .... sadly he should leave the UFC and finish his career with an EPIC fight with Fedor.

He has nothing left to prove in the UFC and no one in my mind to fight. It will all just bring him back to the same title Brock has now... seems pointless.

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I don't see a fight with Fedor being all that epic....a second round TKO for Fedor for sure.

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unless forrest is still champ i can see him moving down and going for his 3rd lhw championship. i'm sure ufc would give him a titleshot at lhw if he wanted it. couture did weigh about 10 pounds more when he fought gonzaga.

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