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Ryan Couture’s Debut: “Game Over! Tap, You Bitch!”

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Randy Couture‘s son, Ryan, was successful in his amateur debut this past weekend, submitting Ricky Perez in the first round. The reaction from Ryan’s friends in the crowd is, let’s just say, enthusiastic.

I always have mixed feelings watching the children of famous people attempt to do what their famous parents do. On one hand, Couture’s son probably has great genetics and excellent training to help him along. On the other, he’s always going to be known as Randy Couture’s son.

Just think about what he’d have to do in order to get out from under that cloud as an MMA fighter. If he became the greatest fighter in the history of the sport, if he defeated the children of Fedor Emelianenko and Chuck Liddell on the same night and then beat up Tito Ortiz and Jenna Jameson‘s love child on his way back to the locker room (naturally I assume that the Ortiz/Jameson offspring will be a screaming drunk in the audience) that might do it.

Who knows, sometimes the child eclipses the father, and that is one hell of a triangle choke. But for every Peyton Manning there’s a Gloria Hemingway. Best of luck in avoiding that fate, little Couture.

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mma naked men- November 17, 2008 at 12:12 am
wardo.. epic fail
Wardo- November 15, 2008 at 2:19 pm
A league for drug induced monsters??
There is....its called WWE!!!
MMA FAN- November 11, 2008 at 5:46 pm
@ Derly
have u ever concidered the amount of injuries that would cause the abuse of drugs?
Derly- November 11, 2008 at 2:53 am
Ryan needs to roid up to 225 really quick. Then with all that gained muscle mass, cut down to 205 with his daddy for a one-off super fight at LHW. Father vs son!

Reason I want him up at 225 before the cut, is so he can be on par with Randy. He should be a very solid 205 at that point, and we can really test him out. We could also pull this off in Japan too so there is no drug testing.

Thus we'd also be able to put both of them on amphetamines before the fight. EPIC WIN.

I really wish there was a league for guys where there was no drug testing and steroids as well as stimulants were legal. Purely for entertainment value. Just imagine what kind of wars these guys would have. Replace technical skills with sheer explosiveness and that added boost that keeps them from quiting.

A quick sub, or even a quick knock out are very impressive. But my favorite fights are the ones that go all the rounds at a constant pace, where the fight just goes back and forth with no clear winner until the judges decide or that last round someone gets finished. There was one on here a few months back a Sengoku fight I think between what looked like lightweights. It went all the rounds to a decision but it was literally a war.
Jay Smith- November 10, 2008 at 10:16 pm
@ El Miedo
Yeah but if Helio had the TV and internet exposure that Royce and Renzo had access to, maybe it would be different. We only know about Royce because of the UFC (early 1990's). EVERYONE knew about the Gracies before UFC 1, and it was because of the 1st and 2nd generation of their family. WE were just new to it, not them.
truthman- November 10, 2008 at 8:01 pm
Marie Curie won a Nobel prize in physics and one in chemistry. How many men have done this? Educate yourself before you say more stupid things.
b_- November 10, 2008 at 6:32 pm
"I'm not gay, really...
b_- November 10, 2008 at 6:31 pm
Hahah, never saw the part when herring explains himself before :D
Alex- November 10, 2008 at 6:01 pm
Plus Ryan Shamrock. He crushes people at 115 lbs....
El Miedo- November 10, 2008 at 5:31 pm
Look at the Gracie's, guys. Helio was considered the baddest man around for the early part of the 20th Century. Royce certainly brought more attention the the family name than his father or uncle did in their time. And Renzo and Rickson are clearly the family champions who eclipse or rival the acclaim of their father.

Children of champions are not like bad sequels to a kick ass original.
Big Joe- November 10, 2008 at 5:20 pm
LOL @ the Gloria Hemingway comment. John Hemingway ("Gloria's" Son) spoke at my school so I got it instantly.
K.E.G.- November 10, 2008 at 4:36 pm
You make a very valid point. But if Randy were able to impregnate himself in some sort of weird government experiment would his baby be an exact duplicate of himself. Now I'm sure Ryan's mom isn't as awesome as Randy and he probably inhereted some of her genetic traits wich would automaticaly make him not near as powerful as his father. Is this what you are trying to say?
Imbecile- November 10, 2008 at 4:16 pm
Chances are good Ryan Couture will be competitve, just because any athlete with the level of training available to them that Ryan has should be pretty good.

But chances are also good he won't be nearly the natural that is Dad was. It is a simple statistical truth: regression towards the mean. Anytime you have something so exceptional that it is far beyond the average, instead of compounding its exceptionalism, it is more likely to swing back towards the average in the next generation.

For example, if Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking were to have a love child (sorry, I would have used a female genius in this example, but really... are there any?), chances are very good that their child would have significantly above average intelligence. However, their child would not be some kind of super genius, and instead would likely not be near the level of genius of either of the two parents. This is simply known as a statistical regression towards the mean, as all things far outside of the average have a natural tendency to regress back towards the average. It doesn't mean that it immediately drops back to average, but statistically Ryan should possess less exceptionalism than his father, when his father is so far beyond what is considered normal.

But for all we know, Ryan mother is a fat tub of lard who has two left feet and the coordination of Napolean Dynamite, so he could downright suck!
Billy Dee Williams- November 10, 2008 at 4:11 pm
Alright, alright, alright. This is very simple. Ryan simply needs to kill his father in a kumate, eat his brains (which science tells us will give him all Randy's skills) and sleep with his mother. every time.
Jburg- November 10, 2008 at 4:06 pm
I can sum the last part of your article up in one letter (spelled phonetically of course): Dubya.
Shawn- November 10, 2008 at 3:16 pm
David Flair. What a horrible mistake.