Originally Posted by goodtimes
Randy couldn't really take down Vera; Bones took him down with ease. No one has been able to take Machida down, so I don't know why you would just assume Randy could. I would not want to see Randy fight Jones, Machida, Rashad, Shogun, Bader, or Rampage. I think him fighting any of these fighters would end brutally. And really I think he knows that, otherwise he wouldn't say what he said.
But I do think it's really cool that a guy his age has still been competitive, fighting some very solid guys. I've been a fan of Randy for a while, and think he still has a few good fights left in him.
I didnt say he would outwrestle Jones. So his wrestling against vera is irrelevant. I think he would/could grind out decision against Jones with a dirty boxing like he did with vera. He may slip in a takedown since jones legs are so long, but its not how i envision he wins the fight. And its not an easy win, I give him a 50/50 chance
Against Shogun and Machida, I see Randy catching them and taking them down and dominating. It might take a few minutes to catch em, but I dont see them KOing him quicker than he can catch em. He doesnt have a glass jaw.
Against Rashad, they'll probably trade takedowns. Rashad has better knees, randy has better hands and elbows. I think he decisions Rashad too.