Randy Couture News
Dana White reveals the two fighters who “tried to destroy the company” during the early days of UFC: “Two of the worst guys to ever f**king deal with”
Harry Kettle - September 14, 2023
Randy Couture praises Francis Ngannou scoring Tyson Fury fight: "He stood up for our sport"
Josh Evanoff - July 18, 2023
Randy Couture hopes the PFL doesn't "protect" Jake Paul when he eventually makes his MMA debut
Cole Shelton - June 1, 2023
Randy Couture believes Francis Ngannou signing with PFL makes them the clear number two promotion
Cole Shelton - May 30, 2023
Just Scrap Radio Ep. 124 with Randy Couture, Jim Miller, and Daniel Pineda
Cole Shelton - May 30, 2023
The 124th episode of Just Scrap Radio on BJPENN.com with host Cole Shelton is live ahead of UFC Vegas 74 this weekend and to talk Francis Ngannou’s signing with the PFL. We’re first joined by UFC Hall of Famer and PFL commentator Randy Couture (1:11). Next, UFC lightweight Jim Miller (20:49) comes on. Closing out the program is UFC featherweight Daniel Pineda (40:31).
Randy Couture names PFL fighter he'd like to see fight Francis Ngannou: "I would watch that fight"
Fernando Quiles - May 23, 2023
MMA legend Randy Couture has revealed which PFL heavyweight he’d like to see throw down with Francis Ngannou. The Ngannou sweepstakes is officially underway. The former UFC Heavyweight Champion is now a PFL fighter, and his first opponent under the promotion is set to make a cool $2 million. Some have already thrown their name in the hat. One of those fighters is former UFC heavyweight Ben Rothwell.
Randy Couture warns Jake Paul away from facing an established fighter in PFL debut: "Give him the chance to get his feet under him"
Josh Evanoff - January 26, 2023
UFC Hall of Famer and PFL analyst Randy Couture believes Jake Paul needs to be careful with his MMA career. ‘The Problem Child’ has been out of action since his clash with Anderson Silva last October on Showtime pay-per-view. While ‘The Spider’ gave Paul the hardest fight of his boxing career thus far, the Brazilian came up short. A pivotal eighth-round knockdown healed seal the win for the YouTuber by unanimous decision.
Randy Couture details his role in the Francis Ngannou - UFC negotiations
Susan Cox - January 26, 2023
Randy Couture is detailing the role he played in the Francis Ngannou / UFC negotiations. The former Hall of Famer, Couture (19-11 MMA) retired in 2011 at the age of 47.
Francis Ngannou reveals the UFC used Randy Couture as an example during failed negotiations: "Go ask him"
Josh Evanoff - January 24, 2023
Randy Couture shares appreciation for old-school "martial artist" Charles Oliveira: "He’s not about being famous or publicity stunts"
Josh Evanoff - September 15, 2022
Former UFC champion Randy Couture believes that Charles Oliveira is an old-school fighter. ‘Do Bronx’ is set to face Islam Makhachev in October at UFC 280. The bout will be for the vacant lightweight title that Oliveira famously lost on the scale in May. Despite missing weight, the Brazilian later defeated Justin Gaethje after losing his championship.
James Toney claims Randy Couture retired to avoid a rematch in the boxing ring: “What kind of s**t is that? That’s a coward move!”
Harry Kettle - March 14, 2022
Former boxing world champion James Toney has claimed Randy Couture retired from combat sports to avoid a boxing match against him. In the modern era there’s a pretty substantial movement that’s been ongoing for years now regarding crossover fights. Whether it be MMA fighters heading over to boxing or vice versa, we’ve seen an increase in athletes wanting to test themselves outside the limits of what they initially trained to do.
Tyron Woodley, Randy Couture, Wiz Khalifa, others to serve as special judges for PFL Challengers Series
Josh Evanoff - February 18, 2022
PFL Challengers is starting up with its first event this week. Ahead of the inaugural show, the promotion has announced it has some interesting judges. The PFL Challengers Series operates very similarly to the Dana White Contender Series. There are multiple fights, and then the best fighters are selected to be brought into the promotion.
Randy Couture sounds off on the “horrible” Ultimate Fighter contracts handed out by UFC: “A one-sided mess”
Cole Shelton - January 31, 2022
Randy Couture doesn’t like the contracts the UFC hands to the contestants of The Ultimate Fighter. Couture owns Xtreme Couture and was a coach on TUF, so he has seen first hand what fighters’ contracts are like coming off the show. He claims TUF contracts are extremely one-sided and are very favorable towards the UFC.
Randy Couture praises "very impressive" Ciryl Gane following TKO win over Derrick Lewis at UFC 265
Adam D Martin - August 11, 2021
Randy Couture rips Dana White over interim heavyweight title fight at UFC 265: "I think it’s a disservice to Francis"
Chris Taylor - August 7, 2021
MMA legend Randy Couture is critical of Dana White and company creating an interim heavyweight title, calling the act a disservice to Francis Ngannou. Ngannou (16-3 MMA) captured the promotions heavyweight title back at March’s UFC 260 event, this after scoring a second round knockout victory over Stipe Miocic. The win marked his fifth stoppage in a row, as ‘The Predator’ had previously recorded four-straight first round finishes.
Randy Couture surprised Jake Paul leading charge on fighter pay reform in MMA, thinks Conor McGregor should have done more
Adam D Martin - June 23, 2021
Randy Couture says he is surprised Jake Paul is leading the charge on fighter pay reform in MMA, and he thinks Conor McGregor should have done more. Paul has been banging on the drum to get UFC fighters (and MMA fighters in general) paid more money, especially as he continues to roll in huge paydays in boxing. During a recent press conference, Paul went on an expletive-filled rant and said that UFC president Dana White should be paying his fighters more money, and saying “f*ck Dana White.”
Randy Couture on Jon Jones at heavyweight: 'You’ve got to approach them differently'
Drake Riggs - March 25, 2021
Randy Couture knows a thing or two about fighting at light heavyweight and heavyweight at the highest level. Jon Jones looks to do the same. After relinquishing his 205-pound title in 2020, Jones declared that he’s finally going to make the jump up to heavyweight – something fans have been anticipating for nearly a decade.
Randy Couture explains why he's called "Captain America" and "The Natural"
Adam Martin - February 2, 2021
UFC legend Randy Couture explained why he’s called “Captain America” and “The Natural” in a new sit-down interview with Burt Watson. Couture, one of the greatest MMA fighters of all time, was known by several nicknames throughout his career, but the two most commonly associated with him are “Captain America” and “The Natural,” which is also the title of his book written by Loretta Hunt. Speaking to former UFC staff member Burt Watson, Couture explained to MMAjunkie.com the origins of his two most popular nicknames. For “The Natural,” Couture opened up about how it was coined in Full Contact Fighter Magazine.
Randy Couture recounts playing spoiler to the UFC’s plans for Chuck Liddell
Harry Kettle - February 1, 2021
Randy Couture says Jon Jones winning heavyweight title "erases any argument" about his GOAT status
Adam Martin - October 28, 2020
UFC legend Randy Couture says that Jon Jones winning the heavyweight title “erases any argument” about his status in the GOAT discussion. Couture is one of the all-time greats himself. The UFC Hall of Famer, who is now age 57 and retired, is universally regarded as one of the top-10 pound-for-pound fighters of all time. He was a six-time UFC champion who won titles at both light heavyweight and heavyweight. As time has gone on, Couture’s name has slipped a bit in the P4P rankings. At one point, he was in the discussion for No. 1, but now it’s fair to say he’s top-10.
Randy Couture injured in ATV accident, will require surgery
Tom Taylor - September 8, 2020
Former UFC heavyweight and light heavyweight champion Randy Couture and his girlfriend Mindy Robinson were injured in an ATV accident on Monday, and the MMA legend will require surgery as a result. News of Couture’s accident was first reported by TMZ Sports.
Randy Couture: UFC should not be exempt from coronavirus restrictions
Tom Taylor - April 15, 2020
While most of the world is still locked down to combat the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, UFC President Dana White has been defiantly attempting to keep his company running throughout the crisis. Former two-division UFC champ Randy Couture isn’t sure how to feel about that. Couture delved into the topic on an episode of Weighing In with John McCarthy and Josh Thomson.
Randy Couture gives health update after heart attack scare
Adam Martin - November 20, 2019
A month after suffering a heart attack, UFC legend Randy Couture has provided a positive update about his current condition. The MMA world was left in shock almost exactly one month ago when TMZ reported that Couture had suffered a heart attack while working out in his native Los Angeles. After going home and continuing to feel chest pain, the UFC legend proceeded to walk himself to the hospital where he was diagnosed with a heart attack and treated. He later attributed the heart attack to having thicker blood than the average human being.
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Natasha Hooper - November 12, 2019
Randy Couture calls support from MMA community "amazing" following heart attack scare
Adam Martin - October 28, 2019
UFC legend Randy Couture has been released from hospital following the heart attack scare he suffered last week in Los Angeles. In an interview after leaving the hospital, “The Natural” says he is thankful for all the support he received from the MMA community this past week. A UFC Hall of Famer and one of the greatest fighters in mixed martial arts history, Randy Couture suffered a heart attack last week at age 56. Couture felt something was off during a workout and managed to walk to a nearby hospital, where he was admitted for a heart attack. Thankfully, doctors were able to quickly treat him and Couture is expected to make a full recovery.
Randy Couture issues statement following heart attack scare: 'I have not kicked the bucket yet'
Adam Martin - October 25, 2019
UFC legend and Hall of Famer Randy Couture has issued a statement following a heart attack he suffered on Wednesday in Los Angeles. In the statement, Randy Couture told fans he was feeling better following the scare. Check out the full statement from “The Natural” below (h/t MMAFighting.com).