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Halt Couture, St. Pierre's standstill and more

Updated: November 16, 2009, 1:26 PM ET
By Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

In trying to come up with a metaphor for Randy Couture's current physical abilities, you can't do much better than a boat anchor. If he gets a lock on your body, he will either drag you down or exhaust you with your own resistance, swimming against the current he creates. It's an ugly way to go.

Against Brandon Vera on Saturday in Manchester, England, Couture clung to Vera while landing few effective strikes. The biggest moments in the bout came only when Vera had the distance ...

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