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Randy Couture deja-vu

It is I, Captain Obvious! I saw the Obvious symbol in the sky and rushed here to tell you that RANDY COUTURE PLANS TO FIGHT FEDOR WHEN HIS CONTRACT WITH THE UFC EXPIRES! I know … what would you have done without me? How would you have known this otherwise? I mean, sure … Randy’s been saying since he quit that his plan was to fight Fedor. But still, considering his ambiguous statements last week, I can see how an affirmation at this time would be reassuring to us fans.

The big question here is if the UFC is going to let Randy’s contract expire? And yeah … that’s the same question we were faced with two months ago when this whole shit salad got tossed. Randy’s contract says he has to fight X number of times by Y date. Perhaps if the UFC wasn’t booking him, he’d have an out at the end of his term. But since the UFC made a big deal of offering Big Nog to him so he could turn it down, I think that’s proof that Randy’s breaching the contract by refusing to honor his side of the deal.

Overall, this proclamation by Randy gets us no closer to a fight with Fedor than we were before he made it. If you think the UFC’s going to quietly back down and let Randy fight Fedor for another company then you is insane, mate! Oh and just to clarify, if you think that makes me happy or I’m taking sides, you’re wrong. I’d love to live in a world of magic and rainbows where the UFC and other promotions got along but alas this isn’t the case.

6 COMMENTS
  • Tommy says:

    But since the UFC made a big deal of offering Big Nog to him so he could turn it down, I think that’s proof that Randy’s breaching the contract by refusing to honor his side of the deal.
    Very well said.

  • Xavier says:

    None of this will matter when Hong Man gets done destroying Fedor.

    Or when Rizzo is done picking the bones of whatever Hong Man leaves for him.

    Of course, then Randy will want to go fight Hong Man Choi. Which will be the end of him.

    Hong Man Choi is coming. Brace yourself.

  • LeBanner was fucking lucky. The Hong was moments away from decapitating him

  • Kalak says:

    I wonder what fighting in a ring is going to do to Couture´s gameplan, assuming Fedor isn´t going to fight in a cage, if they indeed will fight each other. Could be a serious problem for Couture. Reminds me of how much I hate the ring.

  • Mike Rome says:

    I think the lawyers on each side are already trying to work out some kind of settlement. UFC is in a very strong position. If they keep Randy champ through July, instead of having an interim match, the champions clause would presumably kick in and then it would extend his contract by another year. The only way this fight happens soon is if it’s in the UFC, and there are a ton of obstacles to that…namely Dana and Fedor’s team.

  • Asa says:

    I think Randy should train Hong Man Choi from now until the match.

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