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Video: Randy Couture Is Ready to Get His Stand and Bang On, + More

Episode three of SI.com’s “What It Takes” series with Randy Couture delves a little deeper into his striking training for the UFC 102 bout with Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, and it seems as if Couture wasn’t kidding when he told us he thought kickboxing was going to be an important facet to beating Big Nog.  Considering that Nogueira got picked apart on the feet by Frank Mir, regardless of whether he was anywhere near 100% that night or not, it’s probably a sound game plan for Couture to use his wrestling to stay upright while testing Nogueira’s striking skills.

After the jump, a video promo for UFC 103 that actually succeeded in reminding us that there’s a pretty hype-worthy card coming to Dallas in September.  And that’s without even mentioning the Josh Koscheck/Frank Trigg fight that you all can’t stop talking about.  Just kidding.  We know it’s really Efrain Escudero/Cole Miller that has you truly pumped up.



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RPS13- August 19, 2009 at 1:36 pm
yep, i like em both but nog is gonna get dropped. BET THAT
the glza- August 19, 2009 at 12:25 pm
i've said it before: cole miller and joe lauzon will one day dominate the lightweight class.

and i'm right there with you jugger... i wish some fighters would never decline but nog, wandy and chuck just might be there.
Jugger- August 19, 2009 at 11:51 am
I love Big Nog. Always cheer for him. But every time out he seems to get slower and slower. Almost like he's fighting under water. Randy should be able to run circles around him, even at 46 years old.

Wish this fight had happened about 5-6 years ago.
El Famous Burrito- August 19, 2009 at 11:27 am
Hellz Yeah! E-Train is gonna fuck up that gangly yokel! Arriba!
One Two- August 19, 2009 at 10:55 am
i actually am excited for trigg/kos. gonna win me alot of money triggs +300. i think vitor should've stayed at 185.
Jay Smith- August 19, 2009 at 10:53 am
Randy, Randy, he's our man, if he can't do it.........he'll probably have to retire after his last fight is up on his UFC contract which is after this last fight with Big Nog unless, Dana White gets a wild hair and re-signs him! EVERYONE TOGETHER NOW!!! Randy, Randy......
Socal Tot- August 19, 2009 at 10:50 am
I think he's got Big Nog's number. He never comes in out of shape or without a sound game plan. Are we sure that Randy is not like Benjamin Button and is aging in reverse?
Fedor vs. Bas- August 19, 2009 at 10:46 am
I'm looking forward to seeing how Trigg handles himself in the cage again. I hope he comes back strong.
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