UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture signed a deal with Spike TV to be a part of their reality show, and UFC President Dana White is furious about the situation. White told the media yesterday at a planned event that he would talk about Couture one last time but was done discussing “The Natural” after that…
White told MMAFighting, “I’ll say my piece on Randy Couture, and after today, I’ll never mention him again. The bottom line is this, when that whole thing went down with Randy years ago, we weren’t on the best of terms.”
“Now, before that happened, Randy Couture was on the Matt Hughes, Chuck Liddell deal. He was getting a salary, he was in with the company, he was one of those guys. Then he tries to do all this stuff, pull all this bullsh*t with Affliction, loses, and comes back. So, it took me a long time to warm up to him,” White continued.
Once White came to terms with Couture coming back he thought it would be different, but it seems like he made no changes.
“His lawyer, who I can’t stand, is calling our lawyer every day, saying, ‘We want to come back, we want that job again, we want to work for the UFC,’ and all this stuff. Finally, I just say, ‘yes,’ and give him the FOX deal. He doesn’t even finish his contract, he’s got one more fight left, and he bails on the contract to go do this.”
White concluded on the matter, “Randy Couture has this ‘Captain America’ image and stuff like that, but he is not a good guy. He has never been a good guy. And I’m actually, and I mean this, I couldn’t mean it anymore. I am happy that he went there. I’m happy he is there. I never have to deal with Randy Couture ever again. Talk to 99 percent of the people who know him and you’ll see.”
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