Randy Couture

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Randy Couture

Born

6/26/1963, Everett,WA-USA

Birth Name

Randy Couture

Gender

Male

Also Known As

The Natural
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Biography

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Randy Couture is a UFC legend and a UFC hall of famer. He served in the Army for six years after high school. He started fighting in the UFC at the age of 33 and is still fighting in the UFC at the age of 46. He beat…more

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  • Trivia

    • Randy recently beat James Toney At UFC 118 on August 28th

    • His most recent fight was a unanimous decision win over Brandon Vera.

    • He easily beat Mark Coleman in one of his more recent fights.

    • His next fight in the UFC is against fellow UFC Hall of Famer Mark Coleman.

    • He lost his UFC Heavyweight Title to Brock Lesnar in the main event at UFC 91.

    • As of after UFC 91, his record is 16-9.

    • He wants to have at least one more fight.

    • Randy Couture lost the UFC Heavyweight Title to Brock Lesnar on Saturday, November 15th. He lost early in the 2nd round by techical knockout.

    • He will be fighting on November 15 for the first time in 11 months.

    • He will be coming back to the UFC. He will be fighting in the main event at UFC 91 on November 15. He will be defending his UFC Heavyweight title against Brock Lesnar.

    • He is hoping to fight Fedor Emelianenko sometime in the future.

    • Randy has left the UFC but is still under contract with the UFC until his contract runs out.

    • A new Xtreme Couture training centre opened on May 31 in Toronto.

    • He left the UFC because of a feud with UFC president Dana White.

    • He took up boxing while serving in the Army to offset the standard Army physical training.

    • He lost the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship to Chuck Liddell at UFC 52.

    • He was the Pan American Games Champion.

    • He had two runner-ups for the national powerhouse Oklahoma State.

    • He earned his first Heavyweight title fight in December 1997 against Maurice Smith.

    • Randy is one of only four fighters inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame.

    • He owns two training centers. One is in Las Vegas and the other one is in Vancouver, Washington. Both training centers are called Xtreme Couture MMA.

    • He has held both the UFC Light Heavyweight and the UFC Heavyweight titles during his UFC career.

    • Randy is a UFC Hall of Famer.

    • Randy 'The Natural' Couture (Captain America) defeated Tim Sylvia in the 5th round of UFC 68th The Uprising. He came out of retirement after 14 months to receive the unanimous decision. March 3, 2007.

    • Randy is stepping back into the UFC ring in a title match against Tim Sylvia at UFC 68 March 3rd in Nationwide Arena, OH. Yes that is right it will be for the Heavyweight belt.

    • Randy's unique style of fighting is called "Greco Roman Wrestling".

    • Randy now announces bouts for the sport that he once dominated.

    • Randy signed with the RINGS organization after leaving the UFC. RINGS is a fightsport promotion based in Japan. He went back to the UFC in 2000, where he recaptured his heavyweight title from Kevin Randleman at UFC: 28 on November 17,2000.

    • Randy was stripped of his first heavy weight
      title, when he failed to come to contractual terms with the UFC and Semaphore entertainment group, their parent company.

    • Randy's first heavyweight title fight was won by decision in a 1997 match against kick boxer Maurice Smith.

    • Randy made his UFC debut on May 30, 1997 as part of UFC 13: The Ultimate Force.

    • Randy was a three time Olympic team alternate in the years: 1988, 1992, and 1996.

    • Randy also uses boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and choke-holds in his matches.

    • Randy is known for using the 'ground and pound' method of ofense in mixed martial arts. He takes his opponent down to the mat, secures the top position, then pounds the opponent with punches.

    • Randy served as an assistant wrestling coach, and a strenghth and conditioning coach for Oregon State University.

    • Randy, an Army vetran himself, took a trip to Iraq in July 2006 to visit the troops. The tour started in Kuwait, then went on to
      visit the Iraq cities of: Tikrit, Tal Afar, Kirkuk and Mosul. Each day brought different activities, including: signing autographs, taking questions and answers, and a general meet & greet with the soldiers.

    • Randy was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame during June 24th's finale of the television reality show Ultimate Fighter 3.

    • Randy retired after a February 2006 defeat to Chuck Liddell.

    • Randy was named 'Outstanding Wrestler' in 1990, and won a gold medal at the 'Pan American Games' in Havana, Cuba in 1991.

    • Randy was a three time all American, and a United States Senior 'Greco Roman' champion during his time at Oklahoma State University.

    • After leaving the Army, Randy wrestled in the top notch Oklahoma State University wrestling program in the 190lb division.

    • Randy wrestled in the 180 lb division for the United States Army team.

    • Randy continued to wrestle throughout high school, earning a state championship in his senior year.

    • Randy started to wrestle at the age of ten.

    • Randy wrestled with 'Team Quest' with: Nate "The Rock" Quarry, Matt "The Law" Lindland, and Don "Hollywood" Henderson. They are lead by coach Robert Follis.

    • Randy earned his nicknames 'The Natural' and 'Captain America' by making his tough victories appear effortless.

  • Quotes

    • Randy: I love the training, love the competition, and I still feel like I'm progressing and getting better as a fighter.

    • Randy: I could retire tomorrow and be pretty satisfied with my career in the UFC. I don't know that I'm out to accomplish a whole lot more.

    • Randy: A lot of great fighters and wrestlers come out of (Ontario) ... But they can't compete in their home area. They come out and are on the away team all the time. I think that climate is going to change.

    • Randy: I'm confident I'll fight again. I'm also okay with the idea that it may not happen.

    • Randy: This is the last time you'll see me in these gloves and these shorts in this Octagon, because I'm retiring. That's it for me. It's time to do something else.

    • Randy: I was prepared, as prepared as I've ever been, but he just caught me. Chuck's a great champion and it was an honor for me to fight him (three) times.

    • Randy: I was making about $25,000 a year as a coaching assistant at my old school (Oregon State). I made more than that in my first two UFC fights. This hasn't just allowed us to keep competing. It's also given us a way to earn a living.

    • Randy: They realized that the product here is the athlete. It's not about the brand. You promote the athletes and the brand is going to grow. I think that was the major shift in thinking from the old organization to the new organization.

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