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Randy would win IMO. I dont think Machida would pose much of a problem for him. Randy would chase him down, put him against the cage, dirty box him up, maybe take him down a few times, probably win by UD.
Very even matchup, it would all come down to Randy getting the TD. I dont think he would get enough of them and Machida would win an elusive decision. Machida has pretty good wrestling too which cant be overlooked.
It would all depend if Couture could clinch with Machida or not. I think Couture up close and on the ground would be very overwhelming for Machida. But on the flip side even though I don't think Couture would gas he would quite literally spend the entire time trying to chase Machida down. Machida is very slippery and he would probably get out of most clinch and TD attempts, but for Couture they are the same thing since he doesn't do single and double leg all that often.
When Couture was beating the snot out of Liddell and Ortiz he looked phenomenal. His wrestling, striking, conditioning and raw power was unequaled.
I saw Couture's recent documentary, which showed that he was distracted by personal issues when he fought Liddell a second and third time. It would make sense, as he did not look as hungry or focused as he was in their first fight.
So I ask, as I think the idea is pretty interesting, could Couture have been the guy to beat Machida?
I love his excuse on why he didn't beat Chuck a second and third time. We all have our problems, no need to put the blame on that.
I dunno about a fight with Randy Couture and Machida. It'd be a good one.. I could see Randy utilizing his dirty boxing because he is a bigger guy than Machida. How is Machidas clinch game anyways? It's obviously not on the level of Randys but is it adequate? Right now I'd lean a little bit toward Lyoto. It'd be close, though.
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Top 3 Favorite Fighters
1. Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell
2. Glover Teixeira
3. Demian Maia