Brandon “The Truth” Vera couldn’t deny an offer to fight Randy Couture as part of the UFC 105 main event, even with just a 9-week notice. Vera is coming off a 2-fight winning streak with his most recent victory over Krzysztof Soszynski at UFC 102. “The Truth” is ready to travel to Manchester, England on November 14th to test Couture’s chin once and for all. A win for Vera will give him a third consecutive win and a step closer to the 205-pound title.
From Brandon Vera:
“When they first told me I was going to fight in (UFC) 105, I was like, ‘Hell, no. That’s nine weeks from now. I just got done fighting (at UFC 102).’ Then they said I’d be fighting Randy and I was like, ‘Oh yeah, I’ll fight Randy.’ I always knew at some point in my career I would fight Randy. He’s one of the best. If you’re on a certain path, you’re going to have to cross certain people. I’ve told everyone it’s like a dream and a nightmare coming true at the same time. He’s broken all barriers. There is no ‘old’ now. I wouldn’t be surprised at all if he fought until he was 51. The fights in the old dog. But I’ve got to go in and touch that chin, see how much is left in Randy. When they raise my hand, I want Randy to look over and be like, ‘That (expletive).’ I want him to be proud of me for turning into the fighter I always talked about being. He’s been there and watched me run my mouth at the Olympic training center. I want him to experience it first hand and say to himself, ‘He’s going where he said he was going to go.”