Randy Couture will be a busy man this spring.

In addition to serving as one of four coaches on Bellator’s upcoming reality show, the UFC Hall of Famer has also been cast as the central character in another Spike TV reality program called “MMA Rescue.”

Ostensibly modeled after Spike’s “Bar Rescue” and “Tattoo Rescue,” the series will feature Couture traveling to fledgling gyms around the country to provide the proprietors with advice on how to make their businesses thrive. Spike will pilot the show with three one-hour episodes with the opportunity to do more. Kinetic Content will produce the show, and Couture and his manager, Sam Spira, have signed on as executive producers alongside Kinetic founder Chris Coelen.

The owner of Xtreme Couture in Las Vegas, Couture is a UFC Hall of Famer and five-time world champion. “The Natural” began his MMA career in 1997 and captured the UFC heavyweight crown twice before cutting to 205 pounds, where he would win two more championships before temporarily retiring in 2006. The 49-year-old came out of retirement in 2007 for one more shot at the heavyweight strap, thoroughly outpointing Tim Sylvia to win his record fifth championship at UFC 68. Couture saw his hall of fame career come to a close in 2011, when he was knocked out by Lyoto Machida at UFC 129.

In addition to his fighting career, Couture has also performed as a fight commentator and an actor for several years, appearing alongside Sylvester Stallone in “The Expendables” and its sequel, as well as acting opposite Bruce Willis and Ryan Phillippe in “Setup.”

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