Randy Couture on Anderson Silva: He’s been doing his best not to lose. Instead of competing to win

UFC Hall of Famer, Randy Couture has giving his thoughts on UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva’s past few performances, explaining “The Spider needs to start trying to win instead of trying not to lose.

Couture, speaking to MMABay via teleconference call, said:

“I think Anderson needs to look at the spirit in which he’s competing. It appears to me that he’s been doing his best not to lose. Instead of doing what he did early on and competing to win, and taking guys out, he’s doing enough now to get by, be successful and keep winning.”

“”Eventually that kind of fighting attitude will catch up with you. You have to kind of go out, risk it and lay it all on the line. That’s the way it is. I think Anderson has strayed away from that a little bit, but I don’t think he’s getting old at all. I think he’s still a tremendous athlete with amazing ability. You know, there were some pretty interesting things he still demonstrated in the fight against Sonnen even though most of the fight, he spent on his back and got dominated.”

“I’ve said all along the guy that’s going to give Anderson Silva fits is the guy with that tenacious wrestling style. Danny Henderson had that ability, stole a round from Anderson when they fought, and kind of strayed away from that game plan and got to slinging gloves with Anderson, which I think is always a bad idea.”

“I’ve said a number of times when asked if I’d like to fight Anderson that that would be a great fight. I think that I’d do well against him. He’s a very graceful, amazing athlete, and one of the best guys in our sport. Those are definitely the kind of guys you want to fight.”

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