Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Randy Couture Talks Retirement, Not Fighting Fedor

By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer

Former UFC Heavyweight and Light Heavyweight Champion Randy Couture discussed his retirement this week while speaking with The Score and gave his feelings on stepping out of MMA when he did:

“I think it was the right decision for me and I think nowadays it's a rare thing as an athlete to get to go out on your own terms and choose when your last fight is going to be and not have somebody else tell you can't do it anymore, either for injury or if you sustained a couple of losses in the sport of MMA and everybody's chattering that you should retire, especially at 48. So I kind of chose that this was going to be the last one, win, lose or draw and I am very comfortable with the decision.”

Couture also talked about not fighting Fedor Emelianenko, a fight many had at one time believed was the biggest fight that could have happened in MMA at the time:

“Nah, I mean, things work out the way they are supposed to work out. I got so many examples of that in my life. It just never worked out, and you know, it is what it is. I don't have any regrets. I wish then when we were both kind of at our peak, if it would have happened it would have been something special, the cards didn't just come out that way.”

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