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UFC 91: Brock Lesnar on Randy Couture: 'I'll Ram My Size XXXXL Gloves Into His Mouth'

As he gets ready to fight Randy Couture at UFC 91, Brock Lesnar is engaging in some of the smack talk everyone expects of him. In an interview with The Sun, Lesnar says:
"It's a huge fight, the biggest fight of the year, period.

"But all I am thinking about is November 15 and ramming my size XXXXL gloves into his mouth."

I find it fascinating that so many people are talking about the size of Lesnar's hands, and the custom-made gloves he wears. Are big hands really a big advantage in mixed martial arts?

But I also find it fascinating that aside from that comment, Lesnar seems to have such genuine respect for Couture that he's not going to talk trash about him to the extent he has talked trash about his last opponent, Heath Herring, and even about the best heavyweight in MMA, Fedor Emelianenko.

Lesnar said:
"There are guys I admire as athletes and Randy Couture is one of them. He's a legend in MMA and it is an honour to get to fight him so early in my career.

"When I joined the UFC, Dana White told me I would be fighting the very best fighters in the world, that I would get no tomato cans.

"That's why I wanted in - I don't want to fight bums. I will leave that deal to other sports."
Lesnar also sounds like he wants to be an ambassador for MMA, saying, "It's the sport of the future. It's bigger than boxing in the USA and in the UK. There are no mismatches and fans get to see the best fights every single time they tune in."

I don't know if fans are getting the best fight when they tune in to Couture-Lesnar, but I agree with Lesnar that we're less than two weeks away from the biggest fight of the year, and maybe in the history of the sport.

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