Though he said there's no immediate plans mapped out yet, Couture looks to remain a fixture with the promotion. "I turned down a couple of fights before they threw Lyoto at me and we'd opened a door to discussing post-retirement activities and how I'd be involved in the company and what that might look like," Couture said. "It's apparent that they 100 percent want to incorporate me into what's going on in this next year and the coming years."
Last December, Zuffa LLC, the promotion's parent company, hired retired former champion Chuck Liddell, who shared a promotion-building trilogy with Couture that spanned from 2005 to 2006, as the UFC's vice-president of business development.
Thank you Randy for all the great battles over the years. It was an honor watching you fight, and winning when no one thought you could. for one last time