UFC 141: Randy Couture Expects Best Brock Lesnar Yet Against Alistair Overeem

LAS VEGAS - JULY 03: Brock Lesnar reacts after his second round submission victory against Shane Carwin to win the UFC Heavyweight Championship Unification bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on July 3 2010 in Las Vegas Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Randy Couture knows a little something about fighting Brock Lesnar. At UFC 91, Lesnar pounded out Couture with strikes in the second round.

Couture talked to ESPN and said that he does not expect a damaged, less dangerous version of Lesnar to show up to face Alistair Overeem at UFC 141 despite not having fought for over a year due to continued issues with diverticulitis:

"I don't think his difficulties will affect his ability to fight. If anything, the time off has given him time to develop more tools and add new skills, rather than trial by fire the hard way in the cage," Couture told ESPN.

"I think he's going to be better having had, for the first time, the time to change and realise his potential."

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"Something about being stood in front of a guy who is that size, but can still move as fluidly as he moves is a very unique thing," The Natural explained. "You don't find guys like that, he's an anomaly.

Lesnar certainly doesn't look to have shrunk down in size quite as much as most thought coming off the illness, and he certainly is talking the talk again. If he can close distance and get Overeem to the ground, it could be a very successful night for the former champ.

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