A Possible Randy Couture UFC Return?!?!

I don’t keep up much with the UFC, but even I’ve been keeping up with this one, the battle between Randy Couture and the UFC.

According to MMA Junkie:

“Reigning UFC heavyweight champion Randy Couture could return to the Ultimate Fighting Championship by year’s end as part of an out-of-court settlement with the organization.

Multiple sources close to the fighter, speaking exclusively to MMAjunkie.com, today said that Couture is willing to fight once more for the UFC, possibly before the end of the year, as a potential resolution to his ongoing legal battles with the fight promotion.

However, Couture himself could not be reached for comment, and it’s unknown if the UFC is even considering the offer at this point.

According to one source, as part of Couture’s concession to return the octagon, the 45-year-old UFC hall-of-famer would want to walk away “clear and free” from the organization after the bout.

Zuffa LLC officials believe, per his fight contract, that Couture’s next two bouts must be in the UFC. Couture had said that he wanted his resignation upheld so he could move on with his career, including a potential bout with Emelianenko outside the UFC.

Despite Couture’s resignation, during a UFC 82 press conference in March, UFC President Dana White said that he had offered Couture a fight with now-interim UFC heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira on two different occasions. Although the fight never came to fruition, White has never ruled out the possibility of Couture returning to the organization.

Couture’s UFC employment contract expires on Oct. 11 of this year.”

The UFC is on the rise and it seems like a pretty dumb move for Randy to have resigned. However, it appears that he’s getting some smarts and looking to salvage what remains of his future as a professional fighter. Rumor has it that Randy could return to fight sometime in November.


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