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The Couture-Affliction Situation Actually Can Get Worse, After All


(Nothing says ‘power couple’ like matching shirts and leis.)

Affliction’s Todd Beard really knows how to screw up. First he goes on Scott Ferrall’s radio show to blast Randy Couture and publicly state his desire to see him get his ass kicked by Brock Lesnar. But that’s not enough to really alienate one of the biggest stars Affliction works with, so just for good measure he also threatens Couture’s wife, Kim, who then gets a restraining order against him. That’s called going above and beyond, working fuck-up overtime. And here we thought he was just an alcoholic.

TMZ has the scoop:

Randy and wife Kim claim Affliction Prez Todd Beard has been on a campaign of terror against them since they asked for an accounting of profits. A Las Vegas judge just issued a temporary restraining order, prohibiting Beard from going near Kim, and that includes going near the MGM Grand when Randy fights this Saturday. And Beard can’t go to the hotel during the weigh-in the day before either.

According to Kim Couture’s declaration, Beard has made “a series of threats and acts intended to intimidate me and otherwise coerce me to ‘back off.’”

She goes on: “My fear of Mr. Beard is well-founded given his extensive criminal history. Not only has he been convicted of numerous state and federal felonies relating to fraud …he has engaged in numerous acts of violence, including violence against women.”

Hold up, “extensive criminal history?” You mean, aside from making those overpriced t-shirts? Yes. As it turns out, Beard is a bit of a rounder. He’s even served time.

Apparently a private background check was part of Kim Couture’s restraining order suit, and MMA Payout says it disclosed some interesting facts about Beard’s checkered past:

The background check allegedly discovered Beard to be a five-time felon with prison and jail time served. Among the offenses Beard allegedly committed are forgery, fraud, domestic abuse, and DUI. The complaint also alleges that Beard appeared in a Los Angeles court room just last week on a charge of threatening another’s life.

Christ, Beard. Forgery? I mean, DUI, it happens. And domestic abuse, even James Brown got popped for that. And fraud, well who among us hasn’t perpetrated a felony case of fraud or two. But forgery, that’s no joke. How are we supposed to have a civilized and decent society with people running around forging shit? And also threatening people’s lives. That’s frowned upon, or so they tell me.

You can’t help but wonder how this circus might be affecting Couture’s concentration this week. One hopes he’s letting lawyers sort it out and focusing only on the task at hand, but could there be some part of him that scans the crowd for crazy old Todd Beard when he gets up on the scales on Friday, just to see if the bastard is violating the restraining order?

I know I would be. But then, I have so many restraining orders on so many different people, for offenses both real and imagined, it’s hard to keep track of them all.

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Jugger- November 12, 2008 at 12:55 pm
I suppose you prefer to have your hard-core Affliction shirts produced and printed by some dweebish, wingtip-wearing, office-type? No. Wearing and Affliction shirt tells everybody around you that you are a badass. For Affliction, nothing says, "These shirts are hard-core," like having a multiple-conviction felon for a President.

Some of you guys are just never satisfied.
Todd Beards Asshole- November 12, 2008 at 10:42 am
I Can personally state that i got pounded, creamed and reamed every Day i was in Prison and while i personally found it extremely painful..Todd the owner of said Asshole appeared to enjoy it thoroughly! Just remember all those nasty people calling Todd an asshole are really hurting my feelings :( thanks, Todds Asshole, aka Todds Ripped Ringpiece.
NY District Attorney- November 12, 2008 at 6:19 am
Damn. You really got the better end of that deal. That 2-4 in prison must have been a walk in the park. The time you spent in there really taught you how to be hard-core. And by hard-core I mean a bullshitter. And by spent I mean raped.
MKXii- November 12, 2008 at 3:52 am
Nutmeg, my hero.
dmonicideals- November 12, 2008 at 3:25 am
HA! That is too funny. My 1st felony was a Forgery 2nd in NY. Caught 5 years proation off that. Fortunately I didn't have to do it all, because when I got popped with 4.5lbs of weed the 3 months later and caught a crim. poss. 2, it negated the prior sentence, and I only had to go to prison for a 2-4. Got them good.
KTFO- November 12, 2008 at 3:20 am
Maybe he forged his resume
jdavis- November 12, 2008 at 3:17 am
"Now, I’ve never been one to believe just because Lorenzo happens to be an Italian-American that owns a Las Vegas casino empire he necessarily has mob ties. But it has been rumored… "

The Fertitta family was part of the Maceo mob family out of Galveston Texas that goes back to Prohibition. Frank and Lorenzo might not be mobsters but their grandfather was and their father probably was one too. By comparison Beard has been arrested for desertion, drunk driving, under the influence of cocaine and disorderly conduct, and theft. Beard is also alleged to have pleaded guilty to five felonies including forgery, illegally operating a telemarketing boilerroom without a license, conspiracy, mail fraud, and wire fraud.



"One must wonder how did this Todd beard dude get a job at Affliction despite his lengthy criminal record."

He was one of the co-founders/co-owners of Affliction clothing with Atencio, Clifton Chason and Eric Foss. You normally don't have to worry about background checks to get your job when your the guy who started the company. Apparently Affliction clothing was started by a couple of graphic designers and a scam artist, behold the "saviours of MMA".
Ron The Don- November 12, 2008 at 1:25 am
One must wonder how did this Todd beard dude get a job at Affliction despite his lengthy criminal record. Are the background checks for this company not required? Geez, they must have lower the hiring standards big time.
Drew P. Sak- November 12, 2008 at 12:42 am
"It's getting old Imbecile"

As much as I agree with your remarks towards Imbecile, I think you should learn how to use the word "Your" and the word "You're". It's a terrible habit. What did you mean when you said:
"For you are own personal health blah blah...if you don't type a novel of you are opinions on every post..."

-I don't understand.
Here's a good one:
"Your stupid".
-"My stupid what?"

And Gina Carano is hot any day.
sodak- November 12, 2008 at 12:40 am
darcy i wasn't talking about coture i was talking about fighters he trains w/ and probabally a few fighters he doesn't train with. threatening the wife of a man as well known and liked as coture is not a good idea. its like he's trying to destroy his own business. not surprising coming from someone behind 65 dollar d-bag t-shirts i guess
It's getting old Imbecile- November 12, 2008 at 12:23 am
Imbecile, you seem to be a very intelligent person but this is getting out of hand. I don't know if you are just trying to get CP to offer you a job or just trying to take the lamest most frequent poster title from TUF guy. Either way the time and energy you spend writing this stuff has got to be exhausting you. For you're own personal health please, please slow the fuck down man. We are all gonna be o.k. if you don't type a novel of you're opinions on every post.

And DarcyTucker. Are you a fucking communist? Take that american hero bashing bullshit back to Cuba, you fucking cunt.
Rumbler- November 11, 2008 at 11:35 pm
So....Has anyone read these long ass post???
Apexified- November 11, 2008 at 11:26 pm
I wouldn't even lei that ho with your wreath.
hlebtastic- November 11, 2008 at 11:21 pm
nutmeg, i will admit it. that was pretty funny.

now getting onto the story. What the fuck. Is it just me, or have the recurring story lines in mma been really fucking bizarre lately. Other sports have talk about injuries, and whether a team will be able to cope. MMA has Paulo Filho self destructing in front of everybody, and an alcoholic five felon ceo. Seriously, this would be like dwayne wade putting on fifty pounds and attempting suicide and mike tyson suddenly running the NFL. All in the same week.
darcy tucker- November 11, 2008 at 10:57 pm
>looks like cotures camp won’t be fighting in affliction anytime soon

Really? You figured out this by yourself buttboy? Fuck youre brilliant.

Who gives about that old fart anyways?
He went back with his tail between his legs and now the past 12 months of his BS should be forgotten.
Hes an overhyped mediocre fighter who went 4-5 during a stretch and should join a whole bunch of old overhyped cough, Lidell, cough, farts.

As for that cunt, I will buy one of those overpriced t-shirts if he smacks her face.
If he splits her jaw, ill buy two.

Why is it that we never heard of this before this? It was always that bald guido Atencio, some jew, Coen or Cohen and even Trump.
All of a sudden now Beard's name is heard non-stop.

I know it used to be the bread and butter of this site to cover the UFC with no questions asked and every other org. as fodder for Perez Hliton stories but what are you gonna do when Affliction folds?
GThere is only so much jerking off in food stories you can do to pass off as content.
Imbecile- November 11, 2008 at 10:48 pm
This Todd Beard guy is great!

I mean, $kala was just a silly spoiled rich kid, with no discernable talents, who wastrying to play big-time MMA executive. The kind of whiny little guy, who if he ever really got into a tough spot cries out, "Do you know who my Daddy is?" $kala was a douchebag for sure, but a fairly harmless one unless you are prone to losing limp-wristed slap fights. The fight-fixing thing started to move him into another category, but really only served to highlight his patheticness, and we all had another good laugh at his expense as he cowardly exited the scene to the sounds of "namaste."

But this Todd Beard guy is for real in the douchebag category. He doesn't mess around with screaming at judges, and trying to impress girls by saying he is the reason Kimbo Slice won his last fight. No, Todd eard has some real street cred with 5 felony accounts, including beating on women. He is every bit the skinny wannabe tough-guy douchebag that $kala is, but he has one major thing that $kala lacked... follow through. When Todd Beard calls a woman a bitch and says he will slap her silly, he means it!

The greatest thing about this Beard character is that for a loser d-bag, he has a set of balls on him. I mean, how many people would threaten the wife of Randy Couture when he still has business dealings with Couture? Inevitably he will be in the same room with Randy at some point, and while Couture seems like a reasonably calm guy who doesn't want an unnecessary arrest on his record for beating on douchebags, you still threatened the guys wife! If anything might set off the monster inside of one of the best fighters on this planet, it might be physical threats against the woman he loves.

Also, my favorite Todd Beard blow up is the supposed one against Lorenzo Fertitta, where he apparently storms out of the room screaming that Fertitta, "fucked with the wrong person," and "doesn't know who he is messing with." Really? Now, I've never been one to believe just because Lorenzo happens to be an Italian-American that owns a Las Vegas casino empire he necessarily has mob ties. But it has been rumored...

Mob ties or not, at the very least, Beard was making threats against one of the wealthiest casino owners in Vegas. Not only could Lorenzo Fertitta personally beat the shit out of Beard's skinny ass, but I'm sure he could make him "disappear" in the lonely deserts that swallowed up Evan Tanner without much more than a nod of his head to his nearest security personnel.

I said it before, and I will say it again - this Todd Beard guy is simply fantastic!
Me- November 11, 2008 at 10:24 pm
Wait wait wait.... are you guys telling me that Todd Beard is......

...TUF Guy?!?
Sodak- November 11, 2008 at 10:20 pm
remember the days before lawsuits when one was afraid of threatening the heavyweight champs wife for fear they might get their ass kicked? i thought attencio ran affliction. looks like cotures camp won't be fighting in affliction anytime soon what a dipshit. Go dream!!!
Zander- November 11, 2008 at 10:13 pm
This brings up a great concept. Become an MMA fighter, then get restraining orders or orders of protection against your opponent, sighting "intent to do bodily harm". Then show up on fight day, if they show up they're arrested, if they don't, you win by forfeit. Hence, you remain undefeated. It's brilliant. (Patent Pending)
Ben Waiting- November 11, 2008 at 10:12 pm
Yes, Ben, but the restraining order doesn't work anymore when we can change our Name at will...
timothius hugganuht- November 11, 2008 at 10:11 pm
Ted Nutmeg, that is. the piss guy...not so much.
Randy's Sweet Shirt and Leis- November 11, 2008 at 9:59 pm
Maybe our friend Ted ate Todd Beard's fruit tray, and is still feeling the effects of all that booze that Todd drank.
timothius hugganuht- November 11, 2008 at 9:49 pm
brilliant.
Piss in my own fruit tray- November 11, 2008 at 9:42 pm
Ted Nutbag needs a hobby....try cleaning loaded guns for fun....
Ted Nutmeg- November 11, 2008 at 9:26 pm
Looking back on all this, I really wish I would have included the last "t" in the word "thought" in my first post. It seems I owe you an apology, Mr. Beard.
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