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  1. Pandinha is offline

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    Randy Couture... Enjoy Retirement Champ!

    You earned it!

    Thanks for all the years of exciting fights watching you become one of the best, well rounded fighters in the game!
    Quote Originally Posted by Sifu Rudy Abel
    "Just what makes a pure grappler think he can survive with an experienced striker. Especially if that striker isn't following any particular rule set and is well aware of what the grapplers strategies are".
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    Agreed. Thanks for all the great fights and showing everyone how it should be done. A true champ.
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    Posted On:
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    Damn straight.

    My bit of Randy appreciation:

    Unlike many of you, I came into martial arts and the sport of MMA somewhat late. I didn't start following this stuff until 2002 or 2003. The first fight card I ever saw was in 2001, and none of it really struck me as that interesting until I saw the Randy Couture / Pedro Rizzo fight. Randy really seemed like a classy guy. Suddenly, I had someone to root for.

    To me, the one guy that has helped clean up the image of MMA in the U.S. the most is Randy. You can't help but like him. He's intelligent, athletic, talented, hardworking, AMERICAN as all get out, and most importantly, he's well-spoken. He just isn't what your typical fightsport hating person is expecting.

    Without Couture, MMA would not have near the mainstream appeal and acceptance that it does. Oh, and I hear he's a pretty good fighter, too.

    Thanks Randy.
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    I'm still too upset by the loss and retirement news for any heartfelt words. But definitely, the sport is better for having had Randy in it.
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    Randy has possibly been the most important fighter in american MMA. He gavethe sport a presentable face and showed how fighters could over time evolve from their base styles and implement a truly integrated fighting system. Hopefully he will enjoy his retirement.
    I pointed at him [the panhandler], bringing my rear hand up in a subtle approximation of the double Wu Sau guard that is the default hand position in Wing Chun Kung Fu.

    "Step away," I hissed.
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    Holy crap he's retiring? That's a fucking shame, because I can't stand Chuck or Tito, and nobody's seen Belfort in a long while.
    Rad ki was made up by adolescents. I do not know who created trad ki but it was not made by adolescents. your an ass dude, Im not being a little bitch you are, your past the level of a bitch. Your beyond Bitch! If im easting my time with ki and psi, then your wasting time to prove frauds, and all **** like that! -theoutsider

    Kick boxing is ok, but don't expect do beat a man like Rickson Gracie with that. You need a real martial art. You need Xing Yi Quan. -Emptyflower

    The splits, how ever, have a few martial uses. Doing the splits for me, can put my fists in testical strike range.

    dont ignore the Art for the Martial or else your just kick boxing

    Yes i am serious, there are kicks that can block punches. we have them in Moo duk kwan.
    I want to learn how to use them in case my arm gets broken in a fight.
    what would you have me do? if my arm gets broke, not block punches? -sempi-stone
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoleFighter
    Randy has possibly been the most important fighter in american MMA. . .
    Either him or Ken Shamrock.

    Also, the fact that Couture was competing at the top level into his 40s is a testament to his conditionong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lifetime
    Holy crap he's retiring? That's a fucking shame, because I can't stand Chuck or Tito, and nobody's seen Belfort in a long while.
    Luckily for you there are 3 guys that can put them back on 3rd street - Vera, Griffin, and Sakara.
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    I remember the first time I'd ever heard of Randy, just before his fight with Ortiz. I thought, "oh, great, more cannon fodder for Tito. Poor old guy." Boy, was I pleasantly surprised the next time I visited Sherdog and read, "Couture wins 5-round decision."

    Hope he sticks with the sport, at least. Maybe he'll take over as PRIDE commentator.
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     Style: Karate

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    Couture for president! ... or at least make him commentator... please...
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