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Old 11-13-2008, 10:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Randy Couture: "I can't wait for Saturday to get here"

Randy Couture talks about his upcoming clash with Brock Lesnar.

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On the fight...

"I feel terrific. I feel like I am definitely peaked and ready to fight."

"Iím excited as hell. I canít wait for Saturday to get here. Iíve done my part; Iíve done the work and now itís just time to go out and have some fun and compete."

"I feel like Iím still improving and getting better as a fighter. Iím constantly evaluating how I feel physically and mentally and everything is going well."

On Lesnar...

"He may be the most athletic fighter for his size, but heís definitely not the most athletic fighter Iíve ever fought."

"Tim was a lot bigger and, in a lot of ways, a lot more of a defined fighter than Brock is."

"I fully expect Brock to try and punch me in the head."

"I think the pressure is definitely on him. I donít have any pressure. Itís almost a lose-lose situation for him."

On some recent comments Lesnar made...

"Itís all typical crap talking by a fighter who is a little insecure for the big fight. He doesnít have a lot of experience and I think thatís where a lot of that comes from."

On his weight coming into the fight...

"Yep, thatís where I will be; in the mid 220ís. I donít need to be bigger or be heavier because that would just change my center of gravity and my ability to move."
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http://www.fighthype.com/pages/content3785.html
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Old 11-13-2008, 10:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Damn, that's going to be a huge weight difference. Since Brock cuts weight it'll be nearly 50 pounds won't it?
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Damn, that's going to be a huge weight difference. Since Brock cuts weight it'll be nearly 50 pounds won't it?
Yeah, 50-60lbs i reckon. But Randy seems totally at ease with that. This is gonna be awesome!!
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Old 11-13-2008, 10:58 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Nice interview, thanks for posting it. He did see cool and confident.
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Gotta disagree that all the pressure is on Brock and that it's a lose-lose for him.

If anything it's the opposite. If Brock wins, he's the champion (obviously a win). If he loses, he lost to a legend in his 4th pro fight (not to bad with plenty of time left to make another run in the future).

If Randy wins he only beat a rookie with little experience (a win is a win, but it won't really help his legacy). If he loses, he just lost to a rookie and doesn't really have a lot of time to work himself back into title contention (definitely a huge loss).
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Gotta disagree that all the pressure is on Brock and that it's a lose-lose for him.

If anything it's the opposite. If Brock wins, he's the champion (obviously a win). If he loses, he lost to a legend in his 4th pro fight (not to bad with plenty of time left to make another run in the future).

If Randy wins he only beat a rookie with little experience (a win is a win, but it won't really help his legacy). If he loses, he just lost to a rookie and doesn't really have a lot of time to work himself back into title contention (definitely a huge loss).
I totally agree. This is also Randy's big return debut. No pressure there at all.
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Gotta disagree that all the pressure is on Brock and that it's a lose-lose for him.

If anything it's the opposite. If Brock wins, he's the champion (obviously a win). If he loses, he lost to a legend in his 4th pro fight (not to bad with plenty of time left to make another run in the future).

If Randy wins he only beat a rookie with little experience (a win is a win, but it won't really help his legacy). If he loses, he just lost to a rookie and doesn't really have a lot of time to work himself back into title contention (definitely a huge loss).
I see this from an opposite perspective.

If Brock wins, he beats a 45-year-old man that hasn't fought in over a year and weighs somewhere in the neighborhood of 60 pounds less than him. If there wasn't a belt around Randy's waist, this would not be an impressive victory at all.

If he loses, he is beaten by a little old man that hasn't fought in over a year.
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Gotta disagree that all the pressure is on Brock and that it's a lose-lose for him.

If anything it's the opposite. If Brock wins, he's the champion (obviously a win). If he loses, he lost to a legend in his 4th pro fight (not to bad with plenty of time left to make another run in the future).

If Randy wins he only beat a rookie with little experience (a win is a win, but it won't really help his legacy). If he loses, he just lost to a rookie and doesn't really have a lot of time to work himself back into title contention (definitely a huge loss).
agreed....randy wins, he beat a very green mma fighter, if he losss, he lost to a very green mma fighter.....
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Gotta disagree that all the pressure is on Brock and that it's a lose-lose for him.

If anything it's the opposite. If Brock wins, he's the champion (obviously a win). If he loses, he lost to a legend in his 4th pro fight (not to bad with plenty of time left to make another run in the future).

If Randy wins he only beat a rookie with little experience (a win is a win, but it won't really help his legacy). If he loses, he just lost to a rookie and doesn't really have a lot of time to work himself back into title contention (definitely a huge loss).

My take on this was its a bit of mental warfare on Randy's part. He wants Brock to feel the pressure. He wants him to get nervous and have a huge adrenaline dump. I could be wrong, but this is how i interpreted it
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I'm pulling for The Natural in this one. Damn, this is a big difference in size though.

I hate waiting for this fight.
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