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This is probably the most exciting fight I can think of atm. It almost overshadows GSP vs Alves.
This is a very interesting fight because on the feet, although Nogueira's boxing is good... I personally have never though his defense was any good (and that's not just from the Mir fight either). Couture on the other hand has alright boxing skills but very underrated striking defense. They both don't kick very often though.
On the ground, everyone knows Nog's ground game and submission ability. However, Couture has a great top game and really good submission defense now. People shouldn't forget that Jacare wasn't even close to a sub against Couture. I know they had a huge weight difference but that was never too much of a problem for Jacare before.
Couture is going to definitely use his clinch game and Nog may not have many answers for that. However, I don't think Nog is going to wear out too much from the clinch.
So I think they basically negate each other strengths and weaknesses. I do expect a lot of hugging against the fence though... more than usual.
This fight is similar to Hendo vs Ace in that they can't avoid it. They might as well let them have at it.
if this fight happens, once and for all we will see that randy is a better boxer than nog
i will take randy UD, bit gutted this wont be a 5 rounder tho
Originally Posted by TNC
It actually wasn't Big Nog's fault he lost his last fight, in fact he wasn't even there his last fight. Big Nog was tied up in a Brazilian basement that night by his evil twin BIG LOG!!!
Big Log is part of an evil conspiricy of clones to discredit and humiliate legendary fighters, they always tend show up during major fights. Big Log and his partner Handintheway Silva both were present during UFC 92 and allowed Rampage and Mir to walk away with wins.
This is no laughing matter, these evil twins must be stopped, no matter the cost!!!
You're right it's not a laughing matter.....I don't know what that is, but it's not funny.
Nog will submit Couture
please dont even try to argue why one or the other would win. at this point both are unpredictable, throw them together in the cage and you have pure upredictability. if the fight happens, just lean back and enjoy.
These guys have to fight each other. No other fight makes sense for either fighter. I think Randy controls Nog and wins a decision.
Originally Posted by foutch550
I agree. GnP stoppage. Nog looked like shit v. Herring, most of the fight v. Sylvia and utter shit vs. Mir. Nog is far, far from unbeatable for Couture.
I'm a firm believer in Nog and his camp said that he wasn't 100% during the Mir fight, he just had knee surgery, so I'm hoping he comes in prepared, as long as he's prepared and he doesn't look like he did against Mir I'm sure he's gonna submit Couture, I know Couture is great with gameplans but what is gonna do keep the fight on the feet the entire three rounds? I'm sure Nog will find a way to put it to the ground, when he does, Couture will be finished