Randy CoutureRandy Couture - Credit: Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain
Randy “The Natural” Couture has speed, strength, stamina, endurance, and a slew of fighting skills. Couture was the first ever UFC fighter to win a championship in two different weight classes, starting his career in the Heavyweight division and becoming the UFC Heavyweight Champion in December 1997. Couture would lose, win and lose the Heavyweight title before switching to the Light Heavyweight class, in which he defeated Chuck Liddell for the title, which was the fight that gave him two title wins in two different weight classes.

On February 4, 2006, Couture retired immediately following a loss to Liddell, and on January 11, 2007, Couture announced that he was coming out of retirement to join the Heavyweight class. Couture proceeded to stun the UFC world by taking down champion Tim Sylvia and becoming a five-time UFC champ. Couture is one of only four UFC fighters to be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame.


Mayweather vs. Marquez Fight

By Eric Thomas: According to the latest boxing news, Floyd Mayweather Jr. (39-0, 25 KOs) may be coming out of retirement for a September bout against boxing’s new number #1 Pound-for-pound star lightweight Juan Manuel Marquez (50-4-1, 37 KOs), who recently stopped Juan Diaz in the 9th round this past weekend at the Toyota Center, in Houston, Texas. Marquez, 35, called out Mayweather after the fight with Diaz on Saturday, saying that he’d like to move up to welterweight to face him there. Oddly enough, Marquez said little about a third fight with Manny Pacquiao, other than to say that he’s going after Mayweather because “Pacquiao doesn’t want to fight me.” In that, it looks as if Marquez speaks the truth because since losing a controversial 12-round split decision to Pacquiao in March 2008, Manny hasn’t shown any interested in fighting him again, instead going after the soft Oscar De La Hoya and Ricky Hatton.Mayweather reportedly wants to return to the ring by the end of the year and what better way to do it than to face a much smaller Marquez instead of a bigger, arguably more dangerous fighter like Miguel Cotto. Even against a smaller fighter like Marquez, Mayweather would be faced with a very difficult fight because Marquez specializes in counter punching much in the same way that Mayweahther does and he will no doubt make Mayweather pay for any shots he wants to land in the fight.cwship9buk

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