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Randy Weighs in on Sylvia vs. Fedor

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A match-up between former Pride heavyweight champion, Fedor Emelianenko, and former UFC heavyweight champion, Tim Sylvia, is currently in the works for a possible fight in July. Current UFC heavyweight champion, Randy “The Natural” Couture, recently spoke to MMAWeekly Radio about his thoughts on the fight, if it does happen.

Couture defeated Sylvia in March 2007 to regain the UFC heavyweight championship and for the last few months he has been campaigning for a fight with Emelianenko once his current deal with the UFC expires.

“I think Tim poses some interesting problems for anybody who wants to fight him,” said Couture. “At 6’8” and 280lbs, he’s a seasoned veteran now, he’s got some very good striking skills, I think he poses interesting problems for anybody.”

One of the obvious glaring problems for Fedor going into a fight with Sylvia is the size difference between the two fighters, and Couture understands that could create problems for the Russian.

“Fedor’s a lot more akin to my size, around 230lbs, and I think he may even be a little shorter than I am, I’m 6’1”, he may be 6’0” or even 5’11”,” Couture commented. “It’s interesting how Fedor just fought Hong Man Choi over New Year’s and that’s a 7’0” tall guy, who’s a lot heavier than Tim even, but probably not nearly as seasoned as Tim is, but still similar problems in the height and dealing with the range.”

Fedor was able to defeat Hong Man Choi on the ground, submitting the much bigger fighter by armbar in the first round of their match-up last New Year’s Eve.

The proposed fight would also give Couture a chance to size up Emelianenko with a similar opponent that he’s already faced.

“It would be an interesting match-up and I think it gives me a pretty good indication where I stand in watching on how Emelianenko kind of solves the problems that Tim poses and what happens in that fight,” he said.

Of course one major question looming overhead is would Couture still pursue a fight with Fedor if he loses to Tim Sylvia?

“I’m not sure if all the interest in that fight goes away if he should lose to Sylvia, having (I) just beat Sylvia back in March,” Couture said. “The whole thing for me at 44 years old at this stage in my career is to fight the best fighter in the world, and be considered the best fighter in the world.”

“I don’t have a lot of fights left in me to be honest, and so that fight makes sense to me. Now if he loses to Tim then obviously the question probably gets answered because he lost to Tim, and then they’ve got to decide and rank who’s the #1 fighter in the heavyweight division after that.”

As of now, the bout between Emelianenko and Sylvia is still in the works, and Couture will wait for his chance to step in the ring with the Russian fighter.
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If the Sylvia vs. Fedor fight happens i really hope that Fedor wins because otherwise i doubt the Fedor/Couture fight will happen. If i was Randy i would be worried about that and pretty pissed that Sylvia is probably going to get to fight him before Couture.
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-13-2008, 12:22 PM
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Please God, If Fedor loses do not let hte powers that be rank Randy the #1 HW in the world.

I just wnat to see him get over himself and give us the fights that he signed a contract for.

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interesting read...
i wonder how Randy will look at it if Fedor destroys Silvia with ease.
really hope this fight will happen though
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if fedor loses to tim then a fight between randy and big nog would make even more sense. it could unify the titles and decide the number 1 ranked heavyweight.

that being said fedor by 2nd round sub.
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so say timmy does fight fedor this would be in a ring right? cause i think that makes a big difference. obviosly one of them is going to be out of their element depending on if it is a ring or a cage

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Sylvia's got a punchers chance at best. His best strategy would be to poop his pants and then go for a dirty sanchez while they are grappling.

Fedor by sub, 1st round.
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Please God, If Fedor loses do not let hte powers that be rank Randy the #1 HW in the world.

I just wnat to see him get over himself and give us the fights that he signed a contract for.
Cause the fights Tim signed on for don't mean jack heh

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interesting read...
i wonder how Randy will look at it if Fedor destroys Silvia with ease.
really hope this fight will happen though
I was wondering that too, if Fedor subs Tim in 1 or 2 rounds while Randy got a 5 round UD.

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I'm getting sick of hearing from Randy. I can't bring myself to listen to the guy anymore...
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Sylvia's got a punchers chance at best. His best strategy would be to poop his pants and then go for a dirty sanchez while they are grappling.

Fedor by sub, 1st round.
I guess you didn't hear the news. The "Tim Sylvia pooped his pants" thing stopped being funny for over a year now. Get with the times dude!

Anyways, I agree about Fedor subbing Tim. Unless Tim can keep this off the ground he won't have any chance of beating Fedor.

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I guess you didn't hear the news. The "Tim Sylvia pooped his pants" thing stopped being funny for over a year now. Get with the times dude!

Anyways, I agree about Fedor subbing Tim. Unless Tim can keep this off the ground he won't have any chance of beating Fedor.
it was not even funny back then



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