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Randy beating Chuck in the 1st fight still might be the craziest thing I have seen in MMA

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  1. XThe GreatestX Silver Belt

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    To set the scene for the young ins.....Chuck at this point was coming off a quick destruction of Babalu, a beatdown of Vitor Belfort, and easy wins over Guy Mezger and Kevin Randleman ( and a tough fight vs Bustamante admittedly). Destined to face Tito for the belt, and in fact after the Randy loss would beat Overeem in 1 round in PRIDE.

    Randy on the other hand, had the great run at HW but had lost to Barnett and than Ricco Rodriguez in that weird fight where his orbital got broken, and was already close to 40. He was dropping down to light heavyweight and it seemed the UFC just wanted a recognizable guy for Chuck to beat before the Tito fight.

    Randy then proceeds to beat the living shit out of Chuck, both on the feet and on the ground. I am talking scary stuff as he was literally slamming Chuck over and over, and landing vicious shots from the top before they finally stopped it. Pure madness.

    Timestamped at the final sequence

     
  2. VAfan Gold Belt

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    it was a rocky moment, for sure. i doubt anyone was giving randy a serious chance in that fight, not at 40 yrs old. they were basically trying to give chuck another big name to add to his resume.
     
  3. 315MMAFighter MąïȚře Đë Đəğåť§ - Pure Dominican Platinum Member

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    Basically my favorite fight ever!! This was the fight that made me a MAJOR Randy & mma fan
     
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  4. Pierced7681 Red Belt

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    Did anyone else think the Chuck/Vitor fight was super close? I thought it could have gone either way.
     
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    Couture's best performance, easily.
     
  6. BoD 2.0 Red Belt

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    Was a great win.

    I thought Randy beating Tim Sylvia was more crazy though.
     
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    His domination of HW champ Tim Silvia was impressive as well.
     
  8. textwarrior Brown Belt

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    Randy was a beast.
     
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    i think i see tim sylvia in the crowd standing up as Randy is punching Chuck? is that him with the hat
     
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    it was nicer to see Chuck destroyed after his arrogant entrance, sometimes people forget how Randy Prime is a monster.

    the first guy who used the cage to his advantage.
     
  11. textwarrior Brown Belt

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    Yeah it was close...Vitor has a chin....The shot he took on the chin and just stood back up....
     
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  12. chinarice Steel Belt

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    the original TRT guy IMO!
     
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  13. dittohead84 Gold Belt

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    Edgy Bravo days
     
  14. arrmike Brown Belt

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    I think Randy is easily top 5 205er of all time. As fighters get older, their losses don’t take away from their peak performances and unthinking and hold Randy to too high of a standard since he accomplished so much at an advanced age.
     
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  15. DRTP91 Blue Belt

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    Randy had some great moments. This fight and and Sylvia fight stand out to me.
     
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  16. eddymotto Red Belt

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    Randy remains very underrated IMO, mostly because Dana does not like him and so the UFC never says anything nice about him (after years of heavily promoting him, of course)

    Randy moving down to beat Chuck and then Tito, both in dominant fashion, was one of the biggest accomplishments of that era in the UFC. Going in, I think very few people would have favored Randy to win either of those fights, never mind both

    a sliding doors moment was in the 3rd Randy - Chuck fight (might have been the second fight, it has been 15 years) when Chuck did a blatant, non-penalized fence grab to stop a clear take down. at the time, I just viewed it as one of those things that happens in fights. but sometimes I wonder if it would have given Randy the chance to really tire Chuck out and change the course of the fight (if my memory is bad on the above, feel free to correct me)

    anyway - thanks to TS for the great flashback
     
  17. arrmike Brown Belt

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    It was, but Tim was also slow and goofy. I think beating Chuck EVERYWHERE was a bigger accomplishment than beating Tim. The opening overhand was awesome though.
     
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    That made me a lifetime fan.
     
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  19. ICHEERTHEBULL Black Belt

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    absolutely. The Ortiz/Belfort was a complete robbery though
     
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    I was about to chime in with the Gonzaga performance. Seems a lot of Randy fights are where he's either a big hammer or a big nail.
     

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