Randy Couture

Rock the Vote: Couture or Nogueira?

We’re a little more than 24 hours away from one of the most anticipated fights in the history of the sport. Despite both fighters continuing to distance themselves from their respective career primes, legendary heavyweights Randy Couture and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira will finally clash in the main event of UFC 102 this Saturday night.

It’s a dream matchup that has been discussed for years and years now. Will the dirty boxing and powerful wrestling of Couture be able to match up against Nogueira’s famous ground game and unreal durability? What do you think?

Randy Couture’s UFC 102 Video Blog: Day II

Here is the second installment of former UFC heavyweight champion Randy “The Natural” Couture’s video blog for UFC 102, which will follow Couture in the days leading up to his bout with former PRIDE heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.

Randy Couture’s UFC 102 Video Blog: Day One

Here is the first instalment of former UFC heavyweight champion Randy “The Natural” Couture’s video blog for UFC 102, which will follow Couture in the days leading up to his bout with former PRIDE heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.

Link of the Day: Jake Rossen Profiles Randy Couture’s Longevity


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In a new, must-read piece on Sherdog.com, Jake Rossen profiles the surprising career longevity of UFC Hall-of-Famer Randy Couture. While Couture continuing to excel as a professional athlete at his age isn’t that shocking for today’s standards, the fact that he’s doing it as a mixed martial artist just might be.

UFC 102: Joe Rogan Breaks Down Couture vs. Nogueira Heavyweight Showdown

In the above video courtesy of Yahoo! Sports and UFC.com, UFC color commentator Joe Rogan gives his take on next weekend’s anticipated heavyweight showdown between MMA legends Randy Couture and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.

UFC 102: Couture Talks Training for Nogueira

In the above video courtesy of the UFC, former heavyweight and light heavyweight champion Randy Couture discusses his training for the striking portion of his fight against former PRIDE and UFC heavyweight title holder and fellow MMA legend Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, which takes place next weekend at UFC 102 in Portland, Oregon.

Randy Couture, Jay Hieron Added to EA MMA Roster


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EA Sports has officially announced that former UFC heavyweight and light heavyweight champion Randy “The Natural” Couture will appear on EA Sports MMA. Also added to the roster is former IFL welterweight Jay “The Thoroughbred” Hieron.

Couture and Hieron join a roster which alreadly includes Strikeforce fighters Fedor Emelianenko, Gegard Mousasi and Renato “Babalu” Sobral.

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Evening News and Notes: Couture Agrees to Fight Nogueira; Kelly to Lightweight & More


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Here are your news and notes for the evening of February 26, 2009.

  • Former UFC heavyweight and light heavyweight champion Randy Couture has reportedly agreed to fight former UFC and PRIDE heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at a planned bout that would tentatively take place at UFC 101 in August. The event could take place in Portland, Oregon. The UFC is currently awaiting a response from Nogueira’s camp.

  • Georges St. Pierre’s camp has filed a formal response to the allegations B.J. Penn and his trainers made following their fight at UFC 94 on January 31. The complete letter sent to the Nevada State Athletic Commission, which was sent yesterday afternoon, can be found here. In the statement, St. Pierre and his camp said that they “did not do anything to jeopardize either Georges’ reputation or the integrity of the sport and have done nothing to violate NSAC rules or to otherwise impugn the outcome of UFC 94”.

  • British fighter Paul Kelly has apparently made the decision to drop down to the lightweight division following his unanimous decision victory over Troy Mandaloniz at UFC 95 last weekend. “I’m definitely dropping to 155-pounds now,” Kelly told UFC.com. “It makes sense. I was eating a big breakfast on the morning of the weigh-in last Friday. While everyone else is dying to make weight, I’m sitting there with a big bowl of muesli and a glass of orange juice. I’ll just have to cut 10-pounds and that’s it. It’s no big deal.”

  • Couture Says Cro Cop Fight “Possible” for UFC 99

    In the above video courtesy of Raw Vegas, former UFC heavyweight and light heavyweight champion Randy Couture reveals that a rumored bout between himself and Mirko Cro Cop at UFC 99 could come to fruition if his spring filming schedule allows it.

    Couture Interested in Possible Return to Light Heavyweight


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    Now at a crossroads after losing his belt to Brock Lesnar, former UFC heavyweight champion Randy Couture is now considering a possible return to the light heavyweight division, where he held the UFC’s 205. lb title on two separate occasions.

    Couture reportedly told UFC Fight Club members at a question-and-answer session after Friday afternoon’s weigh-ins for UFC 92 that he would be open to returning to light heavyweight if an interesting fight would be offered to him:

    “I could do [cut to 205 pounds],” Couture said. “I’m walking around at 225 (pounds), the same place I was when I went down to light-heavyweight before. So it’s a possibility if an interesting fight came up there, and it made sense.”

    Couture also said that his willingness to drop to 205 pounds wasn’t in response to the huge size disadvantage he faced in his November title bout with new champion Brock Lesnar.

    While a dream matchup between Couture and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira seems like the planned road that the UFC will take for both fighters, plenty of interesting bouts are available for Couture at 205 lbs. if he remains interested in continuing to fight. Who wouldn’t want to see a battle between Couture and “Rampage” Jackson or maybe even Rich Franklin?

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