MMA fans have been waiting for this matchup to happen for a very long time, and the UFC has tried it's best to put these two legends together in the Octagon.
Unfortunately, this fight would have been great four years ago. Why 2007, you ask? Well, back then, Couture was around 43 years old and coming off of a Rocky-inspired victory over then UFC heavyweight champ Tim Sylvia, followed by a dominant performance over Gabriel Gonzaga.
Randy was at peak form during that time, and a fight between him and Fedor would have been a perfect cap to what have been a stellar careers for both men.
Flash forward to 2011 and you have a fight that, while it would still be of some significance to the sport as a whole, will seem a little faded for it's time. At nearly 48 years old, Couture is now only really interested in taking specific fights where he'll be competitive, but not necessarily win.
In Fedor, you have a man whose recent first official loss has somewhat tarnished his aura of invincibility