UFC color commentator Joe Rogan made an appearance on The Underground yesterday providing his thoughts on Randy Couture’s resignation from the UFC.
“I was working on UFC Wired today when I heard about it. First I thought Randy just decided to retire when he heard Fedor signed with another organization, but then after reading his quotes it obviously runs much deeper than that. I have no idea who makes what, but I do know that I’m honored to have had the chance to know Randy and I feel very fortunate to have had the chance to watch him compete. He is a very rare human being, the kind that comes along only once or twice in a lifetime. He’s one of the few people that I’ve ever come across that’s both a kind hearted, friendly, happy guy, and a furious, relentless competitor. He’s also one of the rare human beings that fully maximizes his potential in his pursuits. I sincerely hope that there’s a way that they can work all this out, but if not, all I can say is that I learned a lot just watching him perform, and I feel very fortunate to have met him.”
Yesterday UFC heavyweight champion Randy Couture announced that he was severing all ties with the UFC after they failed to land top ranked heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko. As Rogan stated the problems seemed to run deeper then just Fedor. Couture was quoted saying, “I’m tired of being taken advantage of, played as the nice guy and basically swimming against the current with the management of the UFC.”
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