Is There a Comparable to Howe in Any Other Sport?
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11-27-2012, 12:54 PM
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Mixed martial arts might be a tad different than most sports, but Randy Couture deserves a mention here.
The man fought everyone thrown in front of him and was the first to ever win titles in 2 different weight classes. The man adapted with the sport and surprised everyone year after year.
He got beat up by 2 guys much bigger than him at age 40, losing the title to one who tested positive for Steroids after and was stripped of the belt. People thought his best days were behind him. He dropped down to light heavyweight and everyone thought he was going to get killed against a younger Chuck Liddell. Not only did he win, He outstruck the dangerous striker and beat him decicively.
Then he went on to dominate a young Tito Ortiz for 5 rounds to win the belt. Beating the top 2 UFC LHW's at age 40 dominantly.
They thought he was done again at age 45 when he told Dana White the heavyweight division was weak and that he could come back and win it. Dana laughed it off, but gave him the fight, and he just dominated the champ 5 rounds to win it at age 45, and then defended it against another top young gun.
He fought until age 47/48 and was just a beast.
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