Can’t believe nobody’s mentioned Couture yet! That guy is almost 44 years old and he out hustled and out lasted Tito in their fight.
I also agree with Sakuraba in his prime. Can’t believe that guy could go as long as he did with Royce in their first fight (especially seeing as I’ve heard he smokes like 3 packs of cigarettes a day!).
I’ve also gotta agree with Frank Shamrock (not Ken though, he’s never had good cardio, even in his prime), Royce, Hughes, and Fedor of course.
I think as far as Randleman and Coleman go, first, they both do steroids which can actually hinder aerobic capacity, and they are completely 1 dimensional.
If Randleman had gone and trained with a good striking coach and got good at the striking game, he would have been an absolute monster. All he would need to do then is to work on submissions/submission defense and I don’t think there would be anyone (including Fedor) who would have been better than him. Instead he just continues to be one dimensional and train at Hammer House. Sad really.
Couture is definitely a good pick.
But I don’t know if even a well-rounded Randleman could beat Fedor. Yes, Randleman is an absolute genetic freak, blessed with tremendous speed and power. And Fedor isn’t exactly known for being the fastest or the strongest fighter of all, but he’s definitely known as the smartest.
I think he’d have the game plan to beat even a well-rounded Randleman.