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Who is the best fighter Randy Couture ever faced?

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    I am curious what responses we will get out of this random question.

    My vote goes for Nogueira,but keep in mind that Couture also fought the likes of Josh Barnett,Liddell,Machida etc.

    Many top fighters,some of who were at their best when he fought them.
     
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    Sylvia deserves more credit than he gets, but I’d argue Chuck or Barnett.
     
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    hard to say. my heart wants to say Machida but maybe Liddell or Barnett.

    Machida gets the highlight reel though for his crane freaking kick tko.
     
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    Prime Chuck Liddell was a monster. P4P GOAT at that point.


    Only Randy beat him during that stretch
     
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    He fought a lot of great fighters, but my vote goes to Josh Barnett.

    Plus Nogueira, Machida, Liddell, Randleman, Rizzo, and a bunch more.
     
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    Based on the fighter at the time randy faced them, I have to go with Machida. A lot of the newer fans might role their eyes at me. But machida Had this mystery around him, and a sense of being unstoppable. It wasn’t just that guys couldn’t beat him, they couldn’t HIT him. He was certainly something else.
     
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    Well Nog really had to give everything he had to beat Tim. Tim's reach gave him problems and Tim's TDD was also holding up well against Nog,so Nog had to survive and adapt (He eventually started hanging in there with Tim on the feet) and used JIU JITSU TREACHERY to get the big man down finally and then IMMEDIATLEY subbed him. So good.

    Anyway you have Nog who beat Tim,but then Barnett who both beat and lost to Nog.

    Really wish theyd all been able to fight each other back then
     
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    Machida or Barnett.

    If it wins I'd say Vitor or Randleman. Vitor if we're talking about what he eventually became, Randlemean when he beat him.
     
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    He fought no known weakness Belfort three times.
     
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    Liddell. Guy was picking up k.o.s like they were trading cards back then
     
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    But for real Il go with Chuckles
     
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    At the time him beating Vitrtor was a big deal.
     
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    mma math is a joke. It’s hard to take Tim seriously but his resume is epic. His image damaged his legacy.

    Nog was the goat for years, he lost to Ricco but Pride let him take the W. Barnett was a contender for over a decade and stomped Randy and Nog 1/2.
     
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    Chuck, Tim or Big Nog
     
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    Def Chuck. For his time he was sleeping everyone be fought
     
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