“I took the fight because it was an intriguing match-up. Nogueira poses a lot of interesting problems as a fighter, and that’s what I love about fighting: figuring out how to solve those problems…He still has the spirit and willingness to get out there and fight, that makes him a formidable opponent. His experience is one more thing to consider…You never think you’re going to finish anybody. You have to give respect to each and every guy you fight, that they’re prepared, that they’re not going to make a mistake, and it’s going to be a war. And never has that been truer than going into this fight.”
Both Randy Couture and Minotauro Nogueira have been fighting for 10+ years. They’re living legends closer to the end of their careers than the beginning. Who has more gas left in the tank?