Well, I have to be attentive on the ground, but I think working with Neil Melanson, I’ve come up with ways to control the submission game, and I think if we go to the ground, I can be on the top or bottom and I’ll be fine — I think I can win the fight there. How cool would it be to submit Nogueira? Beating him on the ground would be an accomplishment.

—Randy Couture talking to MMA Fanhouse about his chances against Nogueira on the ground

Randy’s solid everywhere, but submitting Nogueira? I’ll believe it when I see it.

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