Jim Rome did a very good interview with UFC president Dana White on Thursday to preview the Randy Couture-Brock Lesnar fight. Rome is about as big as it gets in sports radio yet he hasn't gotten lazy like so many of his contemporaries. He's in touch with his younger listeners/viewers. There's nothing earth-shattering in this quickie piece on Rome is Burning, but it's clear he did his homework. Tony Kornheiser's 'I'm old and know nothing about sports' act is getting old. Plus it really loses it's comedic value when you realize that it's not an act.
Rome and White covered all angles to the fight saying it could come down to Brock Lesnar's versatility and ability to adjust his gameplan:
"I was Brock Lesnar six or seven years ago," said White quoting Couture. "I know what he doesn't know. I know what holes are in his game. I'm gonna expose them. I'm gonna beat him."
White does mention that it'll be a challenge for Couture to overcome a previous weakness and that is taking on big guys. We keep hearing Couture had trouble against bigger fighters in the past. Before his layoff he beat 252 lb. Gabe Gonzaga and 264 lb. Tim Sylvia. It's kind of insulting to compare Lesnar with the big guys who did beat Couture in the past. An in-shape Ricco Rodriguez (240 lb.) and Josh Barnett (255 lb.) are very well-rounded guys.
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- Dana White
- Brock Lesnar
- Jim Rome