“In kind of coming up with some strategies with my attorneys to open some dialogue with the UFC, I sent (UFC President) Dana (White) a nice text,” Couture explained. “I told him I was on [an MMA forum], and there were some guys that were bagging on him — no surprise there. They were saying that he likes to eat [expletive] sandwiches.
“I told [Dana] that I stuck up for him, and that there was no way that could be true because he doesn’t even like bread.
“It’s true. I sent him that text, and he texted me right back — laughing his ass off — saying, ‘I’d love to talk to you. We can enjoy some [expletive] sandwiches together.’ That started the whole thing.”
Later in the show, Couture stated that he hoped Fedor Emelianenko would be the second in his current three-fight deal with the UFC, then got all IFL on our ass, explaining that the UFC’s fighters should have health coverage like the employees of any other corporation:
“If we’re talking about buying some cold medicine, go buy some damn cold medicine. But if you actually have some medical expenses that would normally be covered by some kind of medical insurance that we don’t have, then maybe the UFC in their infinite wisdom could cover some of these things. And they’re considering some of those things seriously. They are at least willing to listen to some of the issues that we have as fighters.”