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.