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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
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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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