"My whole thing is, I kick people in the face, I knee people in the face, I can submit people. Now, if I can go to the southpaw stance, and I’m knocking people out from the southpaw stance, people are gonna be like, ‘oh my God, now what am I gonna do with Vera?’... I’m letting everything go with Mr. Couture. You’ve got to. You can’t hold back with Randy. I’m gonna pull out every trick, everything I know.... Randy’s a master tactician. If he were in the Army, he’d probably be one of the best generals in the world. He’s the master planner. I’m excited. The nerves aren’t hitting yet.... It’s a big deal if you make it a big deal. For me, it’s more about the fight. I’m fighting Randy Couture. It doesn’t matter if it’s televised, not televised, main event, or a dark match. It’s not where I’m at on the card, it’s who I’m fighting. I don’t think there could be anything more exciting than the match itself."
-- Light heavyweight Brandon Vera talks to MMAWeekly.com about his upcoming fight against mixed martial arts legend and former division champion, Randy Couture, in the UFC 105 main event from the Manchester Evening News (MEN) Arena in Manchester, England, on Nov. 14. "The Truth" is fresh of a dominant performance over Krzysztof Soszynski just last month, using a new-look southpaw stance to foil the "Polish Experiment" for three full rounds. Couture, on the other hand, has lost back-to-back fights in the heavyweight division to Brock Lesnar and Antonio Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira. The 46-year-old will return to the 205-pound division for the first time since 2006. Will "The Natural" have the right formula for success against Vera, as well as in the land of light heavies moving forward, or will the younger, faster and possibly hungrier challenger be too much to handle?