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Not much being put on the video sites other than the fights from UFC 91. Since we don’t enjoy being sued we’re not gonna put those up here. But here’s what we got for ya.

  • Dream 6 Highlight
  • Randy Couture talks with RawVegas about loss to Brock Lesnar
  • Frank Mir breaks down Lesnar’s Win Over Couture
  • Dana talks about Lesnar’s win over Couture
  • Florian talks win over Joe Stevenson
  • Brock Lesnar talks win over Randy Couture

More videos from the post-event presser at UFC.com. The above videos are embedded after the jump.

Randy Couture talks with RawVegas about loss to Brock Lesnar

Watch Randy Couture Post UFC 91 Interview on RawVegas.tv

MMA Live UFC 91 post-show
MMA Live Breaks Down Lesnar’s Win Over Couture

Dana talks about Lesnar’s win over Couture

Florian talks win over Joe Stevenson

Brock Lesnar talks win over Randy Couture

Opinions are like assholes: no one likes assholes and no one gives a shit about your opinion. At least that’s how I think that saying goes. But in case you are interested in knowing what us bloggers are thinking as we digest last night’s events, here ya go.

Midsy now thinks Randy doesn’t stand a chance against Big Nog OR Frank Mir:

The winner of that Mir-Nogueira fight at UFC 92 will take on Lesnar, but what about the loser? It could be interesting to see Couture take on Mir or Nogueira, although Couture might not want that fight because neither of those opponents is a huge draw, and because, frankly, either of them would probably beat him.

Frank Mir beating Randy Couture? The idea that people would actually think this is depressing. It’s like reading the comments section on Youtube and realizing that humanity is doomed.

Sam Caplan throws caution to the wind and chugs the Lesnar Kool-Aid:

As we sit here today, there’s only one man in the world capable of beating Lesnar and politics will ensure that a Lesnar vs. Fedor Emelianenko matchup never takes place. In the minds of the mainstream fan, nothing exists outside of the UFC universe. For all intent and purposes, it’s Brock Lesnar’s world now and other heavyweights just walk in it. As long as Lesnar continues to push himself during training and avoids the temptation to dialing his training routine back, nobody currently on the UFC roster will be able to touch him. Not Nogueira, not Mir, not Cain Velasquez, not Shane Carwin, and not Gabriel Gonzaga, etc.

Zach Arnold reminds everyone that being the top heavyweight in the UFC doesn’t mean you’re the top heavyweight in the world:

Iole will push the UFC line as hard as he can that Lesnar will have ‘legendary battles’ with Cain Velasquez and Shane Carwin, but Lesnar would still likely lose to a lot of the top heavyweights in the business (outside of UFC). I’m not convinced that Lesnar would beat Andrei Arlovski, nor do I think he could beat Josh Barnett or Fedor. (The Barnett scenario would be interesting, as Erik Paulson would have to choose between game-planning with long-time friend Barnett or new champion Lesnar.)

Luke Thomas takes a more balanced approach to Randy Couture:

Randy Couture didn’t look particularly bad, but one did get the sense that the last year off did age him considerably. And certainly his ability to take a shot is not what it once was. It’s all to be expected and nothing particularly bad, but it shouldn’t be denied either.

And what do I think? Brock Lesnar’s submission defense will be the hole that every challenger will need to exploit in order to beat him. Unfortunately, the longer he trains the smaller that hole gets. Brock also hasn’t faced a dynamic striker with real KO power, but the UFC’s HW division is hilariously devoid of those kinds of people at its upper echelons. Maybe Junior Dos Santos will fill this role some day, but it’s too early to tell.

For now, Brock needs to get past the winner of Big Nog vs Frank Mir. Brock Lesnar winning actually makes me more interested in that fight. I might not like him, but I am interested in seeing how he fares against Big Nog (since I’m betting Frank Mir doesn’t have a chance in the world of beating Nogueira). I’m impressed by Brock but I’m not 100% sold yet. Until he proves that he can hang with a submission expert, I’m not about to proclaim him “the next big thing.”

As for Randy, I think he did a great job of controlling Lesnar in the clinch and recovering on the ground. In these areas, Brock’s size didn’t seem to play a huge factor in Randy’s loss. It was when they were apart and striking that Brock used his six inch reach advantage to punish Randy on exchanges. As for Randy not being able to take a punch … well, it was a hard cross directly to his temple that knocked him out. No shame in going out there. I’m looking forward to seeing more Randy fights, and while I think light heavyweight offers more interesting bouts, I still wouldn’t hesitate to bet on him if he stuck around at heavyweight to fight Mir or Nog.

The only good thing coming out of Randy Couture’s loss last night is that dollars to donuts, the next fight you see Randy in will be at 205. There’s simply no one past Big Nog for him to fight at heavyweight, and even that battle wouldn’t be mad money like the fights that could be made at light heavyweight. The big buzz from everyone right now is ANOTHER fight against Chuck Liddell. Consider the eye poke factoring in one loss and Randy’s disintegrating marriage factoring in   the other, add in the fact that Chuck isn’t exactly looking like the same Chuck, and you’ve got a pretty compelling bout. Already, the people in charge are talking about it:

There was at least talk about perhaps Couture vs. Chuck Liddell IV, given it will have been three years since their last meeting, with the possibility of doing the match in Germany.

A contingent of German press came for the show, as UFC is planning to debut there next year. Couture, who speaks German from his days in the Army, would be the natural to headline. The negative is that pay-per-view events from Europe usually do less business than those that come from the U.S., as Liddell and Couture are still two of the company’s biggest draws.

Yeah, no. I know international expansion is key to the UFC’s plans but you can’t take fights like that away from the country that built you up. Germany can be built slowly and surely so long as big money fights like this continue to happen in America, fueled by the interest from the American media. We finally got a real taste at UFC 91 of what a media frenzy can do for the profile of the sport. Taking a massive fight like Chuck vs Randy 4 and dumping it in Europe just seems like a waste.

It wasn’t a good weekend for MMA fanboys. Wrestling fanboys yes, MMA fanboys no. Not only did Brock Lesnar knock out Randy Couture, but Fedor has lost as well this weekend. No, it wasn’t in an MMA match, but still. Fedor was competing at the World Sambo Championships and lost to some Bulgarian dude in an apparently decisive fashion. He still clinched the bronze medal. This is all original reporting care of our bud Matthew Polly, so expect more info soon.

This is a pretty big switch up from the past, where Fedor literally destroyed everyone he faced. We once joked that Fedor competing in Sambo tournaments was like Barry Bonds playing baseball in a beer league. I guess the competition is starting to heat up!

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