Thanks, I never read that article. All the stuff that you mentioned with the Team Quest issues somehow conveniently slipped my mind. I also was aware of Shawn Tompkins problems, but I remember thinking that it may have been more to do with Tompkins than Couture at the time. Tompkins had a certain way that he ran his practice and drills, and there have been fighters who were not happy with Tompkins either.
Originally Posted by Fedorlei Gomipierre
I also did side with UFC over the whole lawsuit in 2007, but that's because I felt that he signed a deal and he should have honoured it. Others saw it differently. By no means did I think he was a prick for doing it, it's just that if I had to choose based on what I knew of at the time, I sided with the UFC.
Nonetheless, good points you brought up. I'm half on the Randy Couture is a prick bandwaggon.
From what a few of my friends from the London, Ontario area have relayed to me is that Tompkins was brought down to Xtreme Couture with alot of fanfare as being a striking guru and when a bigger fish became availible in boxing champion Gil Martinez, Randy just swept Shawn aside to become a glorified assistant striking coach(not sure where Ron Frazier fits into this). It all just sounded very mercenary and there are similar stories with former training partners, where Randy will just roll over them to improve his own standing.
Originally Posted by Dr. MMA
Keep in mind though, I'm not a Gil Martinez fan and don't like the way he handled Gray's exit from the camp.
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You just know that when Dana starts doing stuff like this he's about ready to declare open war on Bellator.
Originally Posted by Kimbo> Rampage
As much as he says he's glad he doesn't have to do business with him you also know he's pissed that his name that was primarily built up in the UFC is gonna be used to help promote Bellator.