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    Whats next for Randy Couture?


    Any news/romours about who he will be fighting next?
    Before the Toney fight there were some talk about a run at the title but now not a word..

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    Last thing I heard was that he might be leaning towards retirement. His last 2 fights were essentially gimmes for him and it would be a nice way for him to go out.
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    he has a lot going on in his life with Xtreme couture and a ton of media stuff and other entertainment. He might as well retire. That or fight chuck or tito. I would hate to see him fight someone like Bones Jones.
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    what's next? Expendables 2 lol
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    Any news?Roumors?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Nick View Post
    Any news?Roumors?
    about expendables 2? yeah they are going to begin filming in the next couple months. lol
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    Last thing I've seen/heard:
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    I could see randy fighting rampage it page loses to lyoto....or even rich franklin...he knows he doesnt have a title run chance..but he is up for interesting matchups/ good fights..plus with himmaking close to a million per fight with papy per view bonuses and such..i can see him stepping in for atleast one more.imo.
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    I have all the respect in the world for Randy. He is a legend and an all time great. All that said I hope he retires. Personally, I have ZERO interest in seeing Randy fight anyone that this point. When I seen how easily Nog hurt him Im knew it was over. Nog hasnt hurt anyone standing but was repeatedly dropping Randy. He put up a valiant fight but he just doesnt have it. Had Vera still had a killer instinct he would have finished Randy. Randy should have lost that fight as well, crappy decision.
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    not saying randy is washed up. but its funny how guys like tito, wandy, jardine,chuck still talk about titles. i guess its their fighter spirit and marketing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigwhiteguy29 View Post
    not saying randy is washed up. but its funny how guys like tito, wandy, jardine,chuck still talk about titles. i guess its their fighter spirit and marketing.
    I just think in the case of most of those guys its the confidence in themselves As well as their not willing to accept the obvious, that their time has passed. Plus they are trying to market themselves, so if they do get a big win in the hopes of possibly getting another run.

    I think Randy is a bit more of a realist.
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    Plus Randy runs a pretty successful gym, so its not like if he retires from professional fighting he'll become a homebody. He'll probably be up in Xtreme Couture Helio Gracie style. Red Belt Greco Roman.
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    I think Randy may be done already. I think hes tired, bored, and over it.
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    Soo ,Randy will beat on Machida next

    Am I the only one to think its a good matchup for Randy?
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    Randy needs to get Brock and turn him into a Real Champion!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Nick View Post
    Soo ,Randy will beat on Machida next

    Am I the only one to think its a good matchup for Randy?
    Yes, I think you're the only one.


    Quote Originally Posted by ken22 View Post
    Randy needs to get Brock and turn him into a Real Champion!!
    Randy trained with Brock before the Carwin fight. His problems run deeper than Randy's training ability.
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    Like he doesnt like being hit? His training camp should involve duct tapeing him
    to a wall in a room full of boxers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Nick View Post
    Soo ,Randy will beat on Machida next

    Am I the only one to think its a good matchup for Randy?


    I think this would be a great fight , either that or a Couture Jackson match up would also be a good sell . I would even like to see Couture and Ortiz go at it again , but then again the way Tito has been fighting that might be another gimme fight to Couture.

    Randy is a great fighter and champion and if he does decide to retire like someone already stated he has a successful gym so he will be involved in the sport for the rest of his life. He will be on the UFC one way or the other with new fighters and ect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    Last thing I heard was that he might be leaning towards retirement. His last 2 fights were essentially gimmes for him and it would be a nice way for him to go out.
    Agreed, he has NOTHING to prove and very little to gain by fighting again. He's a genetic freak and has been beating the odds for a long time now. Go out while you can walk and talk and make money and a legacy on what you have already done.

    Of course, he could fight Herschel Walker
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    Intellectually, Randy vs Machida is a one sided fight, leaning heavily toward Machida. However, a part of me would not be surprised if Randy pulled it off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VolcomX311 View Post
    Intellectually, Randy vs Machida is a one sided fight, leaning heavily toward Machida. However, a part of me would not be surprised if Randy pulled it off.
    I agree with you, but I never doubt Randy Couture.
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    You think he can avoid Randys takedown?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ken22 View Post
    You think he can avoid Randys takedown?
    I think the bigger question is can Randy close the distance?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ken22 View Post
    You think he can avoid Randys takedown?
    Yes. I don't know how Randy's takedowns compare directly with Tito's but, Ortiz could barely lay a hand on Machida, much less actually take him down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ken22 View Post
    You think he can avoid Randys takedown?
    Yes. Randy's shots aren't anything spectacular. Being that Greco Roman is his foundation, theoretically, his TD's are most effective when he's up close & personal. I think Lyoto has better sumo TD's, then Randy has freestyle TD's. However, Lyoto isn't one to land TD's because he wants you on the ground, but its part of his point striking style and he needs to be up close & personal for his sumo, counter-balancing and foot sweep TD's.

    All that being said, Randy is a smart fighter, he'll be more cognizant of his specific strengths & limitations against a fighter like Lyoto then the average MMA fighter, so we'll see what kind of game plan he decides to go with.
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    Randy's style of wrestling is much more effective than Tito's.. I mean look at what Hamill did to Tito and I don't consider him upper-echelon by any means. Randy even controlled Brock when he weighed in at what.. like 220? If Randy wins this fight I say he should cash in his chips, but who knows. Randy said he'd only fight for an intriguing match-up and this definitely is one. Machida's obvsiously the favorite, but you like betting on upsets Randy's never that huge of a gamble.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ken22 View Post
    Like he doesnt like being hit? His training camp should involve duct tapeing him
    to a wall in a room full of boxers.
    That gave me a hell of a good chuckle. reminded me of one of those Mighty Duck movies.
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