Randy Couture is one of the more highly-respected fighters that people tend to listen to when he makes a prediction. While appearing on UFC Tonight recently, “The Natural” gave us his take on the upcoming UFC 146 main event between UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos and Frank Mir.
“At first glance, it looks like a classic match up: the grappler vs. the striker,” Couture said. “Mir has some formidable striking which allows him to engage with dos Santos. We’ve seen him knock out fighters. It has become a very strong part of his game. His conditioning has improved. He has the ability to neutralize dos Santos. So I give the edge to Mir.”
Couture, who retired last year after losing to Lyoto Machida, is a former UFC heavyweight and light heavyweight champion.