Chuck Norris was born 72 years ago today. After dealing with a sore back all week I am even more impressed with how agile he is at his age. I saw him in Las Vegas at the Martial Arts Super Show in 2006, and he did not move like a man in his mid-sixties. I guess martial arts and clean living go a long way. And it doesn’t hurt to be the baddest man on the planet.
Randy Couture fought boxer James Toney in UFC 118 tonight. It was a classic match of two veterans who had to fight their fight to pull out a victory. Randy Couture knew he couldn’t stand toe to toe with Toney, and we all knew Toney couldn’t survive on the ground with Couture. The question then becomes who will be able to control the fight. Randy Couture was the best qualified fighter to take on a boxer with over 75 wins. Couture struck gold with his first takedown attempt, and spent the next few minutes setting up for the choke that ended the fight. Always the gentleman, Couture praised Toney for being the first boxer with the guts to step in to the Octagon. All this from a 47-year old. Go Captain America!