Dude, I appreciate your list of awesome. None of it untrue. BUT, its been a god damn long time since any of those fights. There has been a lot of unimpressive fights since. Each one slower and more painful to watch then the last. He hasn't properly competed for an age. Every year that goes by means a lot more to a 45+ year old then to a younger chap. When was the last time Couture beat anybody convincingly? Gonzaga? That was 4 years ago.
Yeah... walking out to "strangle hold" before he choked Mark Coleman in the 2nd round was neither convincing nor impressive because any middle aged fool could whip Stephan Bonner's ass and make a fight of the night with Shogun
edit: Not letting the best boxer to ever step into the Octagon throw a single punch didn't impress me none niether