Randy Couture was interviewed by YahooSports! CageFighter, and has come out against Frank Mir's approach to victory over Brock Lesnar at this Saturday's UFC 100 pay per view mega-event.
"I just don't know if that's the right gameplan. To try and stay outside of a guy that long and big, and pick at him, because it doesn't too many of those [Lesnar shots], I can attest to, to make your night short,"
Couture was quoted as saying.
Maybe Mir is too confident in his stand-up after beating Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira:
"I would think Mir would still try to get it to the ground. Get him out of position, get him over-aggressive. As he has a tendency to do and find a way to submit him again," Couture stated.
Yahoo! reported that Couture is confident that Lesnar will show marked improvement in his fifth fight. The biggest thing he'd like to see if a more patient approach especially when he gets someone down. The 37 hammerfists in 14 seconds to finish Couture at UFC 91 looked impressive but Couture says Lesnar would be better served by loading up and landing big shots.
Lesnar and Mir both appeared to be headed into a grudge match based on their comments during last night's Countdown to UFC 100 on SpikeTV, which offered an interesting alternative to all the Michael Jackson coverage being offered on most of the other television networks.
The event took an unexpected turn this week when UFC President Dana White, who works longer hours than US President Barack Obama, announced former Playboy Girl Next Door Holly Madison as the special guest Octagon Girl for this Saturday's star studded event. Madison joins the former WWE Champion Brock Lesnar (who was named "The Next Big Thing" in pro wrestling by "Heyman Hustle" co-creator and producer Paul Heyman), and former UFC Champion (now Interim Champion) Frank Mir for the event, and she can add "former number one girlfriend" to Playboy founder Hugh Hefner.
Lots of Ex's in the UFC 100 event, but only one man will emerge as Undisputed Ultimate when the event is over. Will it be Brock Lesnar? Will it be Frank Mir? Randy Couture seems to be leaning towards Lesnar.
The clock is ticking.