Randy Couture’s Retirement Remains Premature
"It's time to move on and focus on all the other amazing things going on in my life." ---Randy Couture
Ultimate Fighting Championship’s Hall of Famer Randy Couture shocked the world last Tuesday evening when he suddenly announced that he is quitting on his MMA career of 13 years, with 29 fights and two titles.
“I think I’m at the end of it y’all,” Couture tweeted last Tuesday on his Twitter account wherein he has more than 70,000 followers. “It’s time.”
“It’s time to move on and focus on all the other amazing things going on in my life,” he added on his Facebook account.
But this statement is premature, according to his lawyer and representative, Sam Spira.
“There’s been no official announcement,” Spira said. “There’s been no decision. Any announcements or decisions would be likely coordinated with the UFC.”
Even though both announcements are enough to believe, Spira said that Couture is in the same state of mind as with the night he toppled down James Toney at UFC 118. Couture’s entertainment career goes hot while his fighting career goes cold.
At the age of 47, Couture had been one of the best fighters of his career. Over his 13 years in the industry he got straight wins. And his performance on the octagon is still unrelenting.
But he also hinted that he’s prepared to step out of the MMA scene. After his first retirement in 2005, however, Couture said that he doesn’t want to rush things up.
“(My fighting career is on hold) for now,” Couture said. “You never know what [UFC officials] are going to throw at me. We’ll see, and if it’s interesting, I might not be able to walk away from it.”
Randy Couture is currently in Grand Rapids Michigan filming “The Setup” with Bruce Willis as his co-star. Together with 50 cent, Ryan Phillipe and James Remar. On March, he is expected to start filming the The Expendables 2 as a sequel to his previous hit movie, the Expendables. He played Toll Road and his co-stars include Sylvester Stallone and Jason Statham, Steve Austin, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Mickey Rourke, as well as cameo appearances by Willis and Arnold Scwarzenegger.
Additionally, Couture is expected to appear in a national TV commercial for Ford. So as of now, there are plenty of things to keep his mind off fighting.View Article Source »