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Couture Talks Retirement, Machida and What the Sport Will Do Without Him on Canadian TV


Despite the fact that not even the guy who signs the checks believes him, Randy Couture has his story and he’s sticking to it: He’s absolutely, definitely, 100 percent retiring after UFC 129 this weekend. You know what? Through the sheer repetition of it all, we’re actually starting to think he might be serious. What you see above is Couture’s Thursday appearance on Toronto’s CP24 “Breakfast” morning show, where he reiterates that his MMA career is about to enter its final 24 hours, talks up the UFC fan expo and admits he gets a little creeped-out when fans and other fighters treat him like some kind of ageless god.

Frankly, it’s nice to see an MMA athlete get such friendly and even-handed treatment from a mainstream television show. You taking notes, American TV? Things get a little dicey there near the end, when Couture and the CP24 host disagree on exactly how awesome it is to watch the UFC in HD, but they smooth things over by giving away from some tickets to the fan expo. Oh, and maybe the best part? There are some scattered highlights of him beating up James Toney. We’d almost forgotten how goofy that was.

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2Dogs- April 29, 2011 at 6:21 pm
Thanks again CP! you guys are where its at!
intercept440- April 29, 2011 at 3:42 pm
BEN make this fucking spam shit go away FFUUUUCCCKKK
intercept440- April 29, 2011 at 3:42 pm
he is just angling for dana to give him a sweet job in the ufc like he did chucky boy
Catalyst8487- April 29, 2011 at 1:33 pm
He keeps talking it up because he needs his face time. Isn't this the first time in 8 years that he hasn't been main or co-main status? Dude needs to make sure people got eyeballs on his fight too, hence the retirement talk.