On the surface the fight pitting Brock Lesnar against Randy Couture, scheduled for Nov. 15 at UFC 91, looks like it will be a blood bath.
Couture has been out of the UFC game for quite some time. His last fight was at UFC 74 against Gabriel Gonzaga on Aug. 25, 2007, so he is likely to be a little rusty—not to mention the man is 45 years old. His body can't be in the same prime shape that it was in the past.
On the flip side, Lesnar is the one thing that has given Couture trouble in his career: big as heck. For a person that has had most of his success in the light-heavyweight division, Couture looks like he is really going out on a limb against Lesnar, who is three inches taller and about 40 pounds heavier.
"The Natural" has fought bigger fighters and definitely more experienced men, but Lesnar appears to be a completely different beast. Unlike Kimbo Slice, the new image of MMA, Lesnar actually knows what he's doing on the mat, possessing an extensive wrestling background.
On the other hand, he is also like Slice. Lesnar is an absolute monster, at 6'4'', 260 lbs., and has the ability to flat out beat the crap out of somebody. After analyzing this fight on the surface, it seems that Couture would struggle, truly putting himself in harm's way.
But I'm not willing to count Couture out yet. As even the most casual MMA fan knows, Couture is capable of anything at anytime, and nothing would surprise me.
I'd love to hear what more avid and knowledgeable fans have to say, because I can't imagine that Couture would willingly take a beat down for a little cash.