Randy Couture was definitely over-rated at heavyweight.
First of all, this something I've felt for a while, not just because of last night. That said, I can't wait to see how many neg reps I get for this topic.
Randy Couture beat Tim Sylvia and Gabriel Gonzaga, which are very good wins, but as soon as that happened people started screaming "BRING ON FEDOR!!"
Simply put, last night Randy Couture was exposed, he's not the mastermind mixed martial artist a lot of you thought he was. He played right into Brock's strength (the clinch) and was manhandled as a result. Not only that, but his striking didn't look great, and as expected, he can't take a shot unlike Herring, nor does he have a threatening game off his back.
Randy's a legend in the sport, but I think people have been simply looking at him as something he's not, especially at heavyweight. He's a natural 205er, and I personally think he should go back down there.
Brock Lesnar won last night, and big props go to him. However, Randy Couture was exposed as what he really is. A fighter who relies on his bread and butter, and crumbles like cake when he can't have things his way.
That's just my opinion on Randy anyway, I have a lot of respect for him, I just think some of his fans and the UFC had a false impression of what he really offered in this fight, and his grander role in the scheme of the MMA world's HW division.
Last edited by Fedor>all; 11-16-2008 at 03:12 PM.