View Full Version : Wha You Think Couture's Game Plan Will Be: Stand Up or Takedown?


Pretty Boy1
07-13-2010, 11:58 AM
It seems obvious that Couture will want to take Toney down and dominate him on the ground as Toney has no wrestling experience and will be strong on his feet as he's a boxer. I've been thinking though and I think Couture will stand up with Toney at first and try and beat him at his own game - boxing! If Toney starts beating up Couture I think he'll take it to the ground.

What do you think Couture's game plan will be?

CiganoBoxer
07-13-2010, 12:22 PM
Wouldn't it be funny as fcuk if Randy out fought toney on their feet ? What a statement that would send out to us boxing fans :haha:
Won't happen though ...Can't see Toney lasting 3 minutes with Randy on top of him ! :D

Virgil Caine
07-13-2010, 12:29 PM
It seems obvious that Couture will want to take Toney down and dominate him on the ground as Toney has no wrestling experience and will be strong on his feet as he's a boxer. I've been thinking though and I think Couture will stand up with Toney at first and try and beat him at his own game - boxing! If Toney starts beating up Couture I think he'll take it to the ground.

What do you think Couture's game plan will be?
Circle and look for a takedown. He won't stand any more than he needs to, as he's said himself.

Kakutogi-Gumi
07-13-2010, 12:31 PM
Off the top of my head...supermans and overhands to set up shots.

Have to give it a bit more thought though.

Dorian
07-13-2010, 01:12 PM
Dana White won't let Randy trade. He said it over and over again that he "sees" Randy quickly taking Toney down and making a example of him.

I think deep down Randy wants to mix it up a bit and see how he would fare against a boxer but Dana is all in his ear telling him not to screw up and make MMA look bad.

fightaddicted
07-13-2010, 04:24 PM
i think randy will stand and trade just to see what happens..then if its not going his way i think hell take him down and then get control..

Clegg
07-13-2010, 08:24 PM
I'd be very surprised if Randy was willing to stand and trade. Although he has fought against the cage quite a bit before I also don't think he'd be wise to do it here. Some elements of MMA will be hard for Toney to learn, but I can see him fighting better than expected with his back to the cage. I think he'll have worked on throwing elbows on the inside and can implement that into his style without too much work.

I expect Randy to go for a takedown early on.

One thing I'm curious about is what Toney will do if he scores a knockdown. Does he let Randy back up, or does he pounce on him in an attempt to finish the fight and risk getting reversed or submitted?

Uturn
07-13-2010, 08:31 PM
Randy is going to make Toney tap out! I just have a feeling his game plan is take Toney straight down then opt to submit him.

phallus
07-13-2010, 10:49 PM
I'd be very surprised if Randy was willing to stand and trade. Although he has fought against the cage quite a bit before I also don't think he'd be wise to do it here. Some elements of MMA will be hard for Toney to learn, but I can see him fighting better than expected with his back to the cage. I think he'll have worked on throwing elbows on the inside and can implement that into his style without too much work.

I expect Randy to go for a takedown early on.

One thing I'm curious about is what Toney will do if he scores a knockdown. Does he let Randy back up, or does he pounce on him in an attempt to finish the fight and risk getting reversed or submitted?

james has been training with dean lister, a good lay and pray wrestler, but a few months of wrestling training isn't going to be enough for randy's 20+ years of wrestling. randy boxed in the army, but that's amatuer boxing, it wouldn't be smart to take on a pro. randy's BJJ isn't that good though, but he can escape most submissions, i heard toney's been training some BJJ also but if he's smart he'd just concentrate on submission escapes and takedown defense. i doubt randy stands and trades with toney at all, even if he got a lucky punch and got james hurt he stands a really big chance of getting countered and dropped. if toney does manage to drop randy, his best chance would be to jump on him right away and start throwing elbows and hammerfists and maybe the ref stops it and he gets a TKO stoppage on couture

M Deezy
07-13-2010, 11:19 PM
Couture is a smart guy, he knows the dangers of chancing a stand up battle with toney. He will try to press him up against the cage and work for a takedown. most if not all of his productivity might just happened in ground and the clinch

phallus
07-13-2010, 11:22 PM
if it has to go to a decision, it'll be randy by wall n stall, unless he justs decides to lay on top of toney for the 3 rounds. i want to see randy lose this fight so bad, just to see the dumb look on dana white's face and because randy needs to go away and never come back.

res
07-14-2010, 09:57 PM
if it has to go to a decision, it'll be randy by wall n stall, unless he justs decides to lay on top of toney for the 3 rounds. i want to see randy lose this fight so bad, just to see the dumb look on dana white's face and because randy needs to go away and never come back.

Umm, you think Randy can lean on Toney against the gate for three rounds?

That is an impossibility. What is he going to out dirty box Toney?

As for the general question, i don't think Randy will try anything on his feet but kicks.

BigStereotype
07-14-2010, 11:25 PM
i think randy will stand and trade just to see what happens..then if its not going his way i think hell take him down and then get control..

If he tries that, he won't get a chance to take Toney down. If Randy tries to box with Toney for even a second, Toney'll counter him and believe me - he'll spark him. One overhand right. Couture's chin is beyond cracked and Toney will be the hardest hitter he's ever faced.

Randy will be smart though. He'll take him down and lay and pray for 15 minutes. Didn't Toney wrestle in college though? He could still remember enough to make it an interesting fight...maybe.

Kakutogi-Gumi
07-15-2010, 01:40 AM
Umm, you think Randy can lean on Toney against the gate for three rounds?

That is an impossibility. What is he going to out dirty box Toney?

As for the general question, i don't think Randy will try anything on his feet but kicks.

Hard to land shots when you're worried about getting sweeped.

We are multi-limbed creatures, y'know.

res
07-15-2010, 06:23 PM
Hard to land shots when you're worried about getting sweeped.

We are multi-limbed creatures, y'know.

Toney will do it anyway, either he'll land or be taken down, but their not staying against the fence all night. And Toney is considerably faster than Couture.