Apparently promoters tried to put together a fight between Fedor Emelianenko and Randy Couture when the Russian legend made his official MMA return late last year.
Couture spoke about being contacted to fight Fedor during his appearance on Friday’s edition of Inside MMA on AXS TV.
“I was approached when Fedor [Emelianenko] threw his hat back into the ring after a four, five year layoff,” Couture said during an interview segment on the show. “I was the first one they came to. It’s certainly something you have to consider and take seriously, but it’s not really about money. I think one of the more rational decisions I’ve probably made in my life was the decision to step down and hang them up.”
The MMA legend went on to say that in his eyes, he accomplished his goal of being someone with integrity who represented the sport of MMA in a positive way.
“You want to be remembered as somebody that had integrity and that represented the sport in a positive way. I think I accomplished that,” said Couture. “I’m happy with how the fans seem to remember me and the ones that come up to me all the time and talk to me, want a picture. I’m very happy with how that’s come out.”
You can watch Randy Couture’s interview from Inside MMA on AXS TV above.