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Randy Couture: Georges St. Pierre Will Be Too Much for Thiago Alves

The hype for UFC 100 hit ESPN Monday morning, but it was a fighter who's not on the card -- Randy Couture -- who appeared on ESPN Radio's Mike and Mike in the Morning to promote Saturday night's fights. Couture had some interesting comments about the welterweight title fight between Georges St Pierre and Thiago Alves.

"Georges is probably one of the most dynamic fighters that we have in the sport today," Couture said. "He's got a very interesting background from karate, and he's added a whole bunch of other skills to go with that background."

Interesting that Couture mentions the karate background: We always hear about Lyoto Machida's karate style, but hardly anyone ever mentions that karate was GSP's first martial art, too -- and GSP still says getting his karate black belt was one of the high points of his life as a martial artist.

"Thiago Alves has earned his shot at the title," Couture said. "With tremendous muay Thai skills, he's a great stand-up fighter, he's very explosive and strong. At 170 pounds, he doesn't look like a 170-pounder walking into the ring."

Couture said he considers Anderson Silva the best pound-for-pound fighter in MMA, but that St. Pierre is close behind, and he said St. Pierre is going to win again on Saturday to run his MMA record to 19-2.

"It's a very interesting fight," Couture said. "But I think Georges is going to be too much for Thiago."