If Couture isnt great then who is?? what fighter has gotten anywhere near status as Couture. You mentioned he is a legend, well what makes someone a legend? He isnt a legend for no reason, he has been kicking ass for a long long time. when i first started watching ufc vhs tapes in the 90's the best fighter was Belfort, he was shocking everybody with his crazy striking wich had not been seen in MMA before that. He seemed extremely unbeatable wich is something most new mma fans dont understand because there are so many high level fighters now that anyone is beatable, but back then it wasnt like that. But in comes Randy Couture an older balding guy who nobody thought had a chance and he beats vitor in a shocking fashion. Fast forward and nearly the same situation with Lidell, he beats him in a way that no one thought possible, i mean liddel was in his prime and NOBODY could take him down, and NOBODY could withstand his striking. In comes old man Couture and beats his ass on the feet and manages to take him down multiple times. Same thing with Ortiz alot of people who are new to mma might not realize how highly regarded and feared Ortiz used to be, Randy tore him apart convincingly. Fast forward to Tim Sylvia, a guy who now is a joke but at that time seemed very hard to beat. Sylvia, in his last fights beat Arlovski, who was a BEAST at the time, i mean this guy was knocking everybody out, he also had beat monson who was unable to take him down the whole five rounds. Most fans believed Sylvia who tear through couture because he was so hard to take down and so much bigger than Randy, and hopefully anybody who is commenting on this thread has seen that fight, if they havent then they have no business commenting. Anyway to put it simply this guy has been beating top contenders ass for years and who knows, maybe he has a couple of shocks still left in him. You can never count him out.