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Randy Couture signs deal to work with Bellator

Bellator LogoUFC Hall of Fame fighter Randy Couture has always been a fan-favorite but rarely have the good feelings crossed over into his relationship with the UFC. Couture, who butted heads with Zuffa management numerous times during his career, doesn’t appear to be ingratiating himself with the brass now that he’s retired either after recently signing a deal with Viacom to work with Spike TV including some time in front of the Bellator cameras.

According to a report from CNNSI, Couture’s official role on the network will be announced next week at a press conference. He is expected to be involved with numerous shows with one being Bellator’s upcoming reality show, familiar territory to the original Ultimate Fighter coach.

UFC President Dana White was also said to be upset with Couture’s decision to take his talents to the Bellator brand.


  • MickeyC says:

    O Snap!

  • AlphaOmega says:

    Ya you know Dana is piiisssed now. Be prepared to see lots of interviews throwing Couture under the bus now.

  • trupert says:

    I see Dana taking it out on Ryan Couture. All said and done, Ryan will be in the Bellator lightweight tourney probably as soon as Winter 2013.

  • Lord Faust says:

    I don’t know if Ryan would go to Bellator. I don’t know how much weight he cuts, but 3 cuts in 3 months i absolutely brutal. I know Richard Hale said “never again, I was a different fighter after that”. Plus Ryan’s not exactly young; I could see him taking his one UFC cheque — when he loses to Noons (again) — and calling it a career.


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