Joe Stevenson Picks Couture Over Lesnar

UFC lightweight contender Joe “Daddy” Stevenson takes on Kenny Florian at UFC 91 in a No. 1 contenders match. Stevenson weighed in on the main event between two-time UFC light heavyweight and three-time UFC heavyweight titleholder Randy “The Natural” Couture and WWE superstar turned mixed martial artist Brock Lesnar.

“I’m picking Randy Couture,” Stevenson told MMAWeekly Radio. “Taking nothing away from Brock Lesnar, I’m not the guy who says he’s a WWE wrestler. I’m a guy that says he’s a national champ wrestler in division one college… I think he’s going to be a dominating force. But I just don’t know if this is his time right now. But you never know until someone makes that great appearance.

“He’s (Lesnar) got a lot of attributes. I think he’s still a little bit young in the sport” added Stevenson. “And I think Randy has the experience to be able to take this fight whereever it ends up. Even if Randy gets on his back, I think he’s changed so much as an athlete that he can either scramble to get up, or look for submission opportunities to make himself stand up, or to even reverse the position.

“I know he’s (Couture) comfortable in there. There’s not a position there in that fight that Randy’s going to feel overwhelmed. Randy’s been fighting forever.”