Do you realize what this means? Randy Couture uses emoticons.
It’s been anticipated and speculated upon for some time, but it looks like "The Natural" has officially called it a career via Twitter. He actually seems kinda surprised that we expected him to fight again.
If he doesn’t get tempted to try it again maybe just one more time, Couture will ride off into the sunset with a 19-10 record and a Hall of Fame legacy. He will presumably continue running gyms, training fighters, and making movies "when something interesting comes up". (Ed. note: He’s come a long way since "Fighter #8".)
Years from now, you will probably slap a kid who says "Who is Randy Couture?" in a snotty tone you won’t care for, which will of course make Thanksgiving 2031 awkward for everyone involved, especially when your daughter shows up, drunk, and with that loser again. She could clearly do better, but at that point she’s only keeping him around to annoy you, and predictably, it works. I tell you, those kids in the future, they won’t have any respect.
Feel free to share your warmest memories of Captain America in the comments, or, if you’re really brave, you can venture over to the forums.