Couture vs. Nogueira at UFC 102?

tyler griggsContributor IMay 5, 2009

LAS VEGAS - FEBRUARY 22:  UFC fighter Randy Couture attends the 'Heatherette' party hosted by celebrity designers Richie Rich and Traver Rains, at Light nightclub, Bellagio  Hotel, February 22, 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Farina/Getty Images)

Well according to, there is a rumor of a heavyweight bout of Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs Randy "The Natural" Couture at UFC 102. This would be an awesome fight if it is announced official.

Nogueira is very good on the ground and standing. Couture is known for his standing skills.

Nogueira is good in his boxing, his jiu jitsu, and his stamina is great.

Couture is a very good fighter, standing and with good wrestling skills.

Both of these fighters are coming off a loss of their titles. Couture to Lesnar, and Nogueira to Mir, in which Lesnar will meet Mir for the undisputed Heavyweight Championship at UFC 100. So a win would mean a lot to either one of these fighters.

Couture has mentioned a possible retirement a couple of times in the past and I believe has retired and come out of it once. Couture is 45 I believe.

Nogueira is 32, so I believe he still has a couple of fights left in him. But the thing is, you never know when these fighters are done.

This fight would be amazing to see where it will end up on the ground or standing up. I think if it remains standing I would give the advantage to Couture, but if it goes to the ground I give it to Nogueira. But you never know, in any fight, what the fighters will bring to the octagon.

So I wish luck to Couture in his next few years of his career, and luck to Nogueira in his. Thank you to the UFC for always bringing new events to these amazing cards.