Saturday, January 29, 2022

Couture Plans To Stay Active In Light Heavyweight Division

<p>Former heavyweight and light heavyweight champion Randy Couture made short work of Mark Coleman this past weekend at UFC 109 and following the bout the Hall Of Famer talked to <a href=""></a> about what his plans are for the future and where he sees his career going from here:</p><p><i>&quot;</i><i>I don't know what's next. We'll see. Dana will probably call me tomorrow and say &lsquo;Hey, do you want to fight next week?'…. I was very happy. We couldn't have mapped it out better. The last few camps have been fantastic and this camp went great too. Everybody talked about Mark and expected the fight not to go well for him. But I don't overlook anybody. I took him very seriously. I see him as a dangerous guy. We prepared for the worst-case scenario, and I'm gonna do that every time. It was great to get the submission win…. I don't know what you're supposed to feel like at age 46. I have no idea. I'm having fun. I'm still smiling. I still enjoy going to the gym and competing…. I'm enjoying competing against guys my own size to be frank. The trend in the heavyweight division is, these guys aren't just big individuals anymore, these guys are damn good fighters. So all other things being equal, when you give away 30, 40, or 50 pounds, that's a pretty disparaging difference. So I'm happy to be playing around with the 205'ers…. I wasn't pushing the UFC to fight again, the situation the circumstance were what they were and the opportunity to fight again presented itself. I was more than happy to compete again. I've been healthy and I've found that I like the shorter camps and I like being this active…. I haven't placed any limits on myself. But I'm a realistic guy. I know that sooner or later I'm gonna have to find something else to do, but so far I'm physically holding up. I'm hitting all the benchmarks I've set for myself. So I'm just gonna keep plugging away and having fun.&quot;</i></p>

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