Dana White Happy to Never Have to Do Business with Randy Couture Again


UFC president Dana White

When UFC Hall of Famer Randy “The Natural” Couture signed on to coach Bellator Fighting Championships’ reality show on Spike TV, it was no surprise to UFC president Dana White.

According to White, Couture isn’t what he seems. His public persona doesn’t match the real man.

“Randy Couture comes off as the greatest guy in the world, Captain America.  He’s the furthest thing from it, and I’m happy to not be in business with him anymore,” said White during the UFC 156 media day on Thursday. “Now I don’t have to be in business with him ever again.”

White’s comments may come as a shock to some, but he maintains they won’t be a shock to anyone that actually knows Couture.

“99.9 percent of the people, that won’t be shocking at all, people that actually know him, not people who watch him on TV,” said White.

Couture is a former two-division UFC champion.  Only he and B.J. Penn have accomplished that feat.  He coached opposite Chuck Liddell in the debut season of “The Ultimate Fighter,” and the two had one of the most famous trilogies in mixed martial arts history.

Couture holds the record for most championship fights in UFC history with 15 title bouts. He is a legend in the sport, but White says he didn’t get to know the real Couture until 2007.

On October 11, 2007, Couture abruptly left the UFC.  He and the promotion engaged in a legal dispute.  Couture essentially lost the court battle and returned to the UFC in 2008.  White says it was then that he got to know the real Randy.

“When that whole lawsuit went down, when he lied about his numbers, and lied about a lot of things, went into court and it didn’t work out for him, I’d say that’s when I really got to know him,” said the UFC president.

Bellator’s reality show is expected to debut this summer.  A press conference is scheduled for next week to announce Couture’s partnership with Spike TV and Bellator.

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