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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-10-2007, 08:07 PM
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Randy covers some of the advantages/disadvantages in this MMA Weekly interview;

"MMAWeekly: One of the other rumors we heard was that you were possibly going to fight Tim Sylvia for the UFC Heavyweight Championship. Was that ever a possibility?

Randy Couture: Not in a real sense. I haven’t had any fight thrown at me in a real sense. There’s people that have suggested, “Why don’t you come out and fight Tim?” and people have been a little disappointed in his last two performances. I think his last two performances have been great. They’ve been a little bit on the conservative side, I think he’s fighting more not to lose instead of fighting to win. Because of that approach it hasn’t been as exciting as Tim has the capability of being.

I am walking around now at 230lbs, back to my heavyweight days, and can certainly go back and compete in that division, but Tim’s one of the reasons why I chose to go down to light-heavyweight. When guys are starting to be 6’5”-6’10”, cutting weight to make the [265lb] limit – that’s a big man…he’s a very good fighter, very skilled and when you start giving up that kind of weight, you are at a disadvantage and it can be a big problem. No one has seriously approached me with an opportunity to fight Tim Sylvia, so it’s all one in the same, rumors."
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post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-10-2007, 08:56 PM
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i like couture and hate sylvia but i have to go with sylvia on this one randy is too small and too old and ring rust would play a part in this fight as well since randy wouldnt have fought in over a year i dont see randy taking down sylvia or out striking him it pains me to say this but sylvia round 2 ko or sylvia decision (if he decides to be a ****ing ***** again) but you never know with the natural he is kinda a freak of nature maybe he can pull off a Rocky

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post #13 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-10-2007, 09:14 PM
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I hope I"m wrong,but I dont see Randy beating Sylvia. The man is old,been retired and even if not for all those things it would be a tough fight.

This is MMA though. Anything can happen!!
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I really dont want this fight to happen. I just dont want Randy to have another loss to end his career. I just dont really see him winning. But it is Captain America so anything could happen.

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post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-10-2007, 11:10 PM
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sylvia's too big

Sylvia will use his size advantage like he always does and either sweat out a decision or land a shot from six feet away!!!
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