Randy “The Natural” Couture
Try messing with the “grandfather” of the Ultimate Fighting Championship and you might eat fist and wind up in an emergency room.
Randy Couture has been quite a fixture in the UFC for nearly 10 years now, after knocking out Chuck Liddell in his debut in late May of 1997. Now, Couture is the athlete current UFC fighters look up to in measuring a champion.
“The Natural” or “Captain America” as he is sometimes referred to, Couture is a Greco-Roman wrestler with skills in mixed martial arts too. He is the only fighter to have held championship titles in both heavyweight and light heavyweight and despite still competing, he is already a member of the UFC Hall of Fame.
Standing 6-foot-2, 220lbs., Couture holds a MMA record of 14-8 and is best known for his wrestling takedowns and brute strength. He often uses wrestling or ground-and-pound techniques in order to get his opponent to the mat, gain top position and pummel the victim with blows to the head.
At 43, Couture is still competing despite announcing his retirement in February of ’06. He announced in early January that he would return to mixed martial arts on March 3rd, 2007 to fight Tim Sylvia for the heavyweight title in UFC 68: The Uprising.
Randy Couture’s Official Website
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UFC.com Fighter Detail Page: Randy Couture
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News and Commentary
Couture’s Quest for History: Breaking Down the Matchup
Preview Randy Couture’s upcoming bought with Tim Sylvia at UFC 68: The Uprising.
He’s back – Couture Returns to Face Sylvia at UFC 68
After retiring just 12 months prior, Randy Couture announces in January of ’07 that he’ll return to the mat to defend the heavyweight title against Tim Sylvia at UFC 68: The Uprising.
Randy Couture: Natural Born Fighter
Capture Randy Couture’s UFC career in an article from HallofFameMagazine.com.
Randy Couture fights back
Randy Couture sits down with Bodog Nation to talk about his return to mat after a short retirement.
Learning from UFC Champion Randy ‘The Natural’ Couture
UFC Champion Randy Couture gives his top 10 training tips to ExtremeProSports.com.