hes (Couture) ok on his feet, if hes fighting someone who doesn’t move and just stands there like sylvia.
If you really believe that then you have a very short memory, or you are new to the sport.
In 1997 Couture beat a person who was then considered to be one of the best stand up strikers in the game Vitor Belfort. And how did he do it? He outboxed him!
He also beat another person in 1997 who was at the time a very good kickboxer, Maurice Smith.
Fast forward to 2003 and Couture defeated the most devastating puncher in the UFC, Chuck Liddell. TKO in the third round.
Randy Couture has faced many who could strike and he defeated them, one way or another.
if randy ever tried to stand up with fedor, hed get killed. and fedor is the best ground and pound guy on the planet. bar none.
and if anyone saw him fight mat linlund, he made him tap in under 3 minutes. very very few guys have ever made it out of the first round with fedor. as far as gonzaga is concerned, bhahahahaah, fedor would destroy him in under 2 minutes.
I agree Fedor Emelianenko is an excellent fighter, very well rounded with a great fighters mindset. But, no one is unbeatable. Even Fedor lost one back in 2000.
Could Couture beat him? The odds are against it, but then the odds were against Serra beating GSP, Couture beating Sylvia and Gonzaga beating Cro Crop. If nothing else I hope that we have all learned that no one is unbeatable, and that includes Fedor.
Randy did not outbox Vitor in their first match, he took him down and beat the shit out of him…I guess his groundboxing was better than Vitor’s