"To be the man, you've got to beat the man."
Few fighters know more about being "the man" more than UFC Hall Of Famer Randy "The Natural" Couture.
While BJ Penn is the first Hawaiian to hold two belts in two different weight classes, Randy Couture is the first UFC fighter to do it at all.
(Fun fact; Couture is the first man to be "The Man" at Heavyweight and Light Heavyweight, whereas Penn is the first man to be "The Man" at Welterweight and Lightweight)
Of course, his combined reigns are among the longest in UFC history, and he's the only man with five championship title reigns to his credit (the UFC 118 commercials agree with the people who feel that an Interim Belt doesn't count as being the champ, and I'd know that because I'm one of them).
The accomplishments of The Natural read like a What's What just as his track record reads like a Who's Who.
From Liddell to Randleman, From Vera to Ortiz, and even from The Babyfaced Assassin to The Death-Clutch Master, Couture has faced them all, with victories over some of these top names.
What makes The Natural who he is boils down beyond the victories and how they were gained.
It's what Couture gained out of the wins besides the contention and titles and such that have made the moments that have defined his career.
So now, I'd like to light up your pathway as we take a look at the ten moments that have made Randy Couture into the warrior he is today.