“The Natural” is headed to SpikeTV. Sources have confirmed that UFC Hall Of Famer Randy Couture has signed a deal with the former home of the UFC and new network home of Bellator MMA. Couture will be a part of multiple projects the network is planning, but his first order of business will be to coach on the super-secret reality show Bellator is planning.
SI.com also reports that the network will be hostng a press conference on February 5 to announce the new signing. According to the story, UFC President Dana White is none to happy with the news.
Sources told SI.com that the deal with Spike and Viacom was executed in late December, much to the disapproval of Couture’s former employer, UFC president Dana White. Since his retirement in April 2011 at age 47, Couture has turned his attention to Hollywood with supporting roles in The Expendables and its summer 2012 sequel, and had most recently served as an on-camera analyst for the UFC’s live events on Fox. However, Couture was absent from the UFC on Fox 6 broadcast on Jan. 26, replaced by one-time teammate Chael Sonnen.
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