Join Date: Aug 2007
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Lesnar's strength, size and athleticism may very well be enough to defeat Randy, although the fight will be predicated on whether or not Couture can take him down. I'm more than certain that Randy has a substantial advantage over Brock when it comes to just about every facet, but the physical difference between the two (60 lbs is a damn lot), along with Brock's durability, could decide the outcome of the fight.
It should also be taken into account that Couture hasn't fought in over a year, and at his age inactivity to that degree could prove to be detrimental to him from a physical standpoint. On the flip side, Brock is still very short on experience, but it's more than adequate to say that Couture is twice the fighter Herring is, with all due respect.
It's an already known commodity that Brock has power in his hands, but we haven't seen enough of him on the feet to incite whether or not he beats Randy there. Lesnar needs to avoid the fight from entering Randy's world, in the clinch. If Couture goads the shot and gets within clinch range, Brock is in serious trouble. He's a virtual unknown off his back, but I would suspect Randy finishes the fight there convincingly if he's successful with the trips.
This fight will in all likelihood be determined on whether or not Randy can get the takedowns. If he can, Brock's in for a long night, if not I can definitely see Lesnar putting Randy into ambiguity.
As for Nog/Lesnar, Brock is far too inexperienced to be matched up against such a technically endowed jitz dude that, odds are, would leave the cage with a limb. Not a smart match-up in terms of constructively building Brock's stature along with legitimizing his role in the division, but his mainstream popularity from professional wrestling negates that to begin with.
Given the many intangibles, Couture/Lesnar is a coin flip depending on who will get the takedowns. Although until further notice, we have all the incentive in the world to believe that Brock will get tapped by just about any technical BJJ player, Nog very much included in that crowd.
Suizida tried to tell me that Jardine's Techno viking monkey style was too much for Vera's overhyped skills but i was to busy nuthugging to listen to 'the truth'
Last edited by G-S-P; 09-12-2008 at 08:28 PM.