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Old 01-17-2007, 02:36 PM   #11
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I myself will be watching that fight. Randy is my hero and gives us "40 somethings" hope. I think Randy can take him
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Old 01-17-2007, 02:45 PM   #12
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Randy fought heavyweight for most of his career and has fought plenty of big boys -- Ricco Rodriguez, Josh Barnett, Pedro Rizzo, etc. He usually weighed in around 230-235lbs for those matches.

He first dropped to 205 to fight Chuck Liddell the first time, and during the time period he fought at LHW walked around at 215-220lbs.

Last time I saw Randy was at the submission grappling tournament in LA where he competed against Jacare, and he definitely looked up in the 230+ range again.

All that being said, I think Tim's reach will do Randy in. Randy depends on upperbody clinches and punching his way into the close range to take his opponents down. He's going to have a very hard time getting in on Tim. I think Tim will land big shots and finish the fight before Randy ever successfully executes his plan.
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Old 01-17-2007, 03:19 PM   #13
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"I think Tim will land big shots and finish the fight before Randy ever successfully executes his plan."

:crybaby0: Long live the 40yr olds!:crybaby0:

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Old 01-17-2007, 06:00 PM   #14
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As much as I would love to see Couture beat him, I just think its a little too late for Randy. Hes definitely got the heart of a champion thats for sure, just think at this time the tools are just too rusty.
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Old 01-18-2007, 04:31 AM   #15
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There was a reason randy dropped down to 205 in the first place, because he was not doing well in heavyweight. This is a horrible fight for him and as much as I don't like tims style of fighting, he is going to demolish randy. He has a lot of heart but this is just not a good match up.
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Old 01-18-2007, 04:43 AM   #16
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As far as I am aware Randy signed a four fight deal, so after he fights Tim win or lose we will get to see him scrap again, which is fine by me.

Personally, despite really wanting him to beat Tim I don't think it will happen. There is just too much reach to try and cross, and Randy traditionally has trouble with bigger men. Barnett and Ricco beat him and Rizzo punished him. That said, you just can't right Couture off, last time people did that he won a belt.
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Old 01-18-2007, 09:52 AM   #17
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I'll be rooting for Randy, but I'm in agreement with everyone else...I think it could go badly for The Natural. My friend saw the latest Inside UFC or whatever it's called, and Randy was interviewed, saying he has "seen something" in Tim's last couple of fights that led him to believe he can take him. I hope he's right.
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Old 01-18-2007, 10:57 AM   #18
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Aidan -- there's nothing to prevent Randy from going right back into retirement. He had fights left on his contract when he went into retirement the first time, too.
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Old 01-19-2007, 08:08 AM   #19
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Ah Becca, i think you just broke my heart!!!! :crybaby0:
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Old 01-19-2007, 11:44 AM   #20
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LOL! Sorrrry!:wink:
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