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Randy Couture: 'If the UFC wanted me to fight Anderson Silva, I'd be all over that'


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"I'm definitely interested at fighting at 205. I think Anderson would be a great fight. I'm not sure what his perspective has been the last couple of times, though. I think since the Cote fight he's taken on a different style and hasn't been as explosive, not trying to finish fights early on. I don't know if it's concerning, but it's interesting where he's coming from with that. He certainly still has that capability. Maia, Cote, he could have finished those guys if he wanted to take the risk, so I'm not sure what's going on where he doesn't want to step up and take that risk. I think he's a fantastic fighter, and if that's someone they want me to compete against I'd be all over that."

UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture looks ahead to bigger and better things in the light heavyweight division -- assuming he can get past the punching power of past-his-prime pugilist James Toney at UFC 118 in Boston. "The Natural" has always been after the big fights and while his superfight with Fedor Emelianenko never came to fruition, there is a certain Spider that may need to be squished if Anderson Silva prevails over Chael Sonnen at UFC 117. How about it Maniacs, does Couture have one more trick up his sleeve for 2011?

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