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Lesnar drops Couture for UFC heavyweight crown
Yahoo Sports ^ | Nov 16, 2008 | Kevin Lole

Posted on 12/21/2008 11:44:44 AM PST by Neoliberalnot

LAS VEGAS – Brock Lesnar won the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s heavyweight title in stunning fashion on Saturday at UFC 91 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, forcing a referee stoppage of legendary champion Randy Couture at 3:07 of the second round.

Lesnar, the former NCAA wrestling champion who became a superstar in World Wrestling Entertainment, vindicated himself as a mixed martial artist by defeating one of the sport’s greatest fighters.

Lesnar (3-1) landed a booming right hand that sent Couture tumbling backward and onto his back in the center of the ring. Lesnar pounced immediately and jumped on top of his 45-year-old foe, pummeling him with fists and elbows before referee Mario Yamasaki stopped it.

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TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: couture; lesnar; ufc; ultimatefighting
I knew Lesnar would drop this guy. Couture was a great champion but age is now his enemy, not to mention, Brock Lesnar is as tough as they come.
1 posted on 12/21/2008 11:44:45 AM PST by Neoliberalnot
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To: Neoliberalnot

Tough? Dunno if he’s ‘earned’ it in MMA yet. Sure, he’s the champ. But he also lost to a ankle lock.

We shall see. I hope Nog or Fedor gets him soon.


2 posted on 12/21/2008 11:46:51 AM PST by BGHater (Obama is a Neocon.)
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To: Neoliberalnot

In other recent MMA news, Royce Gracie has won the first Ultimate Fighting Championship!!


3 posted on 12/21/2008 11:48:26 AM PST by Junior_G
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To: Neoliberalnot

This happened last month!


4 posted on 12/21/2008 11:52:11 AM PST by JennysCool (Internet Powerhouse)
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To: BGHater

Now that is a match I would like to see, Fedor vs Lesnar.
Of course Fedor vs any top ranked heavy weight is worth looking out for.


5 posted on 12/21/2008 11:52:11 AM PST by benasawin
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To: Neoliberalnot

Hitler invaded Poland!


6 posted on 12/21/2008 11:53:43 AM PST by sagar
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To: BGHater

I don’t see much in Lesnar’s ground game either. Light heavyweight I think is the exciting division.


7 posted on 12/21/2008 11:54:09 AM PST by rightthinkingwoman
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To: BGHater

Yep, I know he lost one of his 3 matches before fighting for the title, but Brock just beat a 3 time champion in his 4th fight—that says alot. I saw Brock win the NCAA HW wrestling title I believe in 2000 and was amazed at the speed of him. He got a mere 450K for the fight which is not bad for a kid from a North or South Dakota dairy farm. I am predicting that Brock will dominate for a few years to come. The black belts and the boxers can’t compete with former college wrestling champions.


8 posted on 12/21/2008 11:54:14 AM PST by Neoliberalnot ((Hallmarks of Liberalism: Ingratitude and Envy))
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To: JennysCool

I know it was last month, but the story was never posted. You can see the fight in Utube in its entirety.


9 posted on 12/21/2008 11:55:01 AM PST by Neoliberalnot ((Hallmarks of Liberalism: Ingratitude and Envy))
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To: benasawin

Yeah.

Fedor Vs. Arlovski, next month, 24 Jan.


10 posted on 12/21/2008 11:55:04 AM PST by BGHater (Obama is a Neocon.)
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To: benasawin

What is Fedor’s background?


11 posted on 12/21/2008 11:55:37 AM PST by Neoliberalnot ((Hallmarks of Liberalism: Ingratitude and Envy))
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To: rightthinkingwoman

Give him time, this is only his 4th fight. He was an NCAA wrestling champion so he is more than sound on the ground.


12 posted on 12/21/2008 11:56:56 AM PST by Neoliberalnot ((Hallmarks of Liberalism: Ingratitude and Envy))
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To: Neoliberalnot

Was Sable there?


13 posted on 12/21/2008 11:57:59 AM PST by fkabuckeyesrule (Na na na na na na na na hey ALAN good-bye!!!!!!!)
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To: Neoliberalnot

What ever happened to Chuck Liddell? He’s fallen off the earth.


14 posted on 12/21/2008 12:00:32 PM PST by PurpleMan
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To: Junior_G

LOL!


15 posted on 12/21/2008 12:20:31 PM PST by uncommonsense
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To: PurpleMan
What ever happened to Chuck Liddell? He’s fallen off the earth.

Rashad Evans got him "right on the button" in UFC 88

YouTube

16 posted on 12/21/2008 12:25:58 PM PST by SiGeek
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To: Junior_G

LOL! This story is a little stale, isn’t it.


17 posted on 12/21/2008 12:27:36 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: Neoliberalnot
“Pride”. The name escaped me earlier. Prior to UFC buying Pride, Fedor was their undisputed HW champion.
When UFC purchased Pride, and brought most of their fighters under contract, Fedor was not happy with what was being offered and went with the (fledgling) Affliction group. Here, he dominated as well.
Now, it seems UFC has little choice but begin putting their best up against Fedor. Only time will tell how this plays out but any Fedor match is one worth viewing. Old or new.
18 posted on 12/21/2008 12:52:11 PM PST by benasawin
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To: Neoliberalnot

He is a sambo practitioner from Russia. He was the HW champ of Pride before they went under. In Pride there was no upper limit of how heavy a HW could weigh. He weighs about 230lbs and doesn’t cut any weight for his fights. He has beat Nogueira, the interim UFC HW champ, twice in Pride. He beat the former UFC champ Tim Sylvia in 36 seconds. It took Nogueira three rounds to sub Sylvia and it took Randy 5 rounds to win a decision against Sylvia.


19 posted on 12/21/2008 12:53:55 PM PST by pepperhead (Kennedy's float, Mary Jo's don't!)
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To: benasawin

Actually he went with M-1 global and I think they loaned him out to Afflition for their first PPV. But I am not sure what his current status with M-1.


20 posted on 12/21/2008 12:59:04 PM PST by pepperhead (Kennedy's float, Mary Jo's don't!)
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To: PurpleMan

Father time has caught up with Chuck. Plus the fighters are just getting better.


21 posted on 12/21/2008 1:01:29 PM PST by pepperhead (Kennedy's float, Mary Jo's don't!)
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To: Neoliberalnot

22 posted on 12/21/2008 1:06:16 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: SiGeek

That D-E-F-I-N-I-T-E-L-Y would have “crushed a grape.”


23 posted on 12/21/2008 1:09:47 PM PST by PurpleMan
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To: fkabuckeyesrule
Was Sable there?

Yes she was there for the event.

24 posted on 12/21/2008 1:11:49 PM PST by pepperhead (Kennedy's float, Mary Jo's don't!)
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To: pepperhead

You may be right, thank you.
Don’t get too follow the M-1 and Affliction bouts that much.
Regardless, memories of Fedor when he was with Pride stand out for me.


25 posted on 12/21/2008 2:21:57 PM PST by benasawin
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To: TexasCajun

Lexnar, the guy is a monster, no doubt about it. Seems very pleasant as well. Humility?? I haven’t seen that much of him too understand his character.
On the otherhand, there are some contestants in MMA that really seem to be very nice human beings. Very humble, polite and considerate of their opponents in both victory and defeat.
Personally needed this lighter side of life thread to get my mind off the horrors we face as a nation. Glad it was posted.


26 posted on 12/21/2008 2:30:43 PM PST by benasawin
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To: Neoliberalnot; benasawin

I know. I just saw him in one of his other matches and it seemed like he just sprawled on the guy!

After the fight Couture said his hands were just huge, like hamhocks!


27 posted on 12/21/2008 3:01:38 PM PST by rightthinkingwoman
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

Don’t know Sable.


28 posted on 12/22/2008 7:06:46 AM PST by Neoliberalnot ((Hallmarks of Liberalism: Ingratitude and Envy))
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To: PurpleMan

Liddell is not a HW.


29 posted on 12/22/2008 7:07:08 AM PST by Neoliberalnot ((Hallmarks of Liberalism: Ingratitude and Envy))
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To: benasawin

His name is Brock Lesnar, and yes, he is a nice guy, but put him in a cage with his back to the wall and he will give you your money’s worth of entertainment. Brock is a farm kid from North Dakota.


30 posted on 12/22/2008 7:11:42 AM PST by Neoliberalnot ((Hallmarks of Liberalism: Ingratitude and Envy))
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To: All
Great card this Saturday

Forrest Griffin Vs. Rashad Evans

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira Vs. Frank Mir

Wanderlei Silva Vs. Quinton Jackson


31 posted on 12/22/2008 7:13:53 AM PST by j_k_l
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To: Neoliberalnot

I’m very glad to hear that. Please excuse my poor spelling of his name (Lesnar). You are right regarding his talent. What little I’ve seen of him so far is very impressive. Go North Dakota.


32 posted on 12/22/2008 7:34:31 AM PST by benasawin
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