I love Randy. Huge fan. Watching him drub Tim "Swamp Thing" Sylvia was a thing of beauty. His wins over Tito, Chuck and Vitor were sweet as well.
But it seems like everyone is only remembering the good times, here's a typical example:
Everyone seems to have forgotten that Captain America is the of the most inconsistent fighter to ever earn being in the Hall of Fame.
He had a great gameplan against Liddell the first time, but did nothing to adjust in EITHER of their next two fights and paid the price. He's 15-8 because he's always been woefully inconsistent.
Here's a match from 1998 when he lost to Enson Inoue -- a top 10 fighter at the time but someone Couture should have beaten. He has been historically vulnerable to submissions as you will see here:
Now, Randy can win this fight -- IF the Randy that fought Sylvia shows up, but if the Randy that coasts into fights like Chuck II and III and doesn't mentally prepare shows up we'll have a new heavyweight champ.
And honestly, even if Randy does bring his "A" game, there's still a chance that Gonzaga will overwhelm him like Josh Barnett and Ricco Rodriguez did.