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Randy Couture Gets a New Mid-Life Crisis Tattoo

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Judging from the typos in his Twitter update, he might have been drunk when it happened. But at least Randy didn’t get the name of some chick branded on his arm, which would have to be covered up by a half-assed tribal design in about six months. For the uneducated, "Ferrum Ferro Acuitur" is a Latin phrase meaning "iron sharpens iron." It’s a reference to Proverbs 27 ("…so one man sharpens another"), and when included in an MMA fighter’s tattoo, it basically means that if you surround yourself with strong people, you will become stronger yourself. As for the Fleur-de-Lis, it’s either a symbol of Couture’s French lineage, or a tribute to GSP’s calf.

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Komodo- March 18, 2010 at 3:33 am
Pretty cool overall.
robthom- March 17, 2010 at 11:41 am
I think naming his Gyms "Extreme Couture", was the first sign to me that Randy was beginning to get a little confused about his bracket in life.
robthom- March 17, 2010 at 11:31 am
And try not to look at his earing.

It will just make you feel uncomfortable and little creeped out.

I guess we'll just have to squint our eyes and look towards his chest and/or right shoulder area from now on.

"Yeah, uh huh. No, I'm paying attention randy. I heard everything you said".

(edit: Waat?!)
rWd- March 17, 2010 at 11:23 am
No, he's definitely having a mid life crisis. The way he dresses, getting divorced 3 times, the types of girls they always show him with on tv. The tattoo is just making it worse. One of my all time favs, but he was more of a man I think when he had a come-over and wore spandex pants. At least that was believable.
T_Durden- March 17, 2010 at 10:29 am
Oh man...that twitter post reads like something a drunk Tito would type. I had to read it 5 times to understand it.

I like the words, I dont like the look. It really does look like an Affliction shirt.
HardKnockLife- March 17, 2010 at 9:47 am
Mid-Life Crisis = Getting a tattoo of a symbol associated with a younger, healthier, in-his-prime fighter. Though sadly Randy, I think the ladies can still 'andle your riddem'.
J-Dog- March 17, 2010 at 9:25 am
So is "Itching 4 Ink" the tattoo shop where he got the work done? His Twitter post is incomprehensible.
Peter Griffin- March 17, 2010 at 9:19 am
i like it, but it kinda looks like a gaping wound
El Famous Burrito- March 17, 2010 at 9:18 am
Wait until he starts driving a corvette sponsered by Enzyte.

Then you can call it.
ArmFarmer- March 17, 2010 at 8:59 am
Tats don't fit captain america and his clean cut image.. I don't like it.. I don't like it one bit.
bigskymma- March 17, 2010 at 8:56 am
Interesting RC uses tabula rasa which is a philosophical argument that people are born without knowledge and learn things as they come. In practice it is meant to say that people never prejudge an idea and are a "blank slate" for knowledge.

Interesting RC. Interesting.
theworldsoldestsport- March 17, 2010 at 8:51 am
his hipster hat, the scarf he's been wearing.....m.i.d. l.i.f.e. crisis
Lysol- March 17, 2010 at 8:31 am
It's the exact same fucking fleur de lis that Affliction uses on a lot of their $80 tshirts. Randy essentially just branded himself.
GEE-yuh-TEEN- March 17, 2010 at 8:13 am
Fleur de lis has become a huge fad lately. It started before the Saints won the super bowl, so I can't blame it on them. I lived in South Louisiana for 5 years and it wasn't this over-used when I lived there, but it's everywhere now.

The tat does look pretty sweet though.
ReX13- March 17, 2010 at 8:12 am
Funny, he was on MMA Today a few weeks back and Kenny and Bas joked that he was unusual--"when are you going to get some ink, Randy?" Apparently being a "blank slate" was getting to him.

BTW, whoever the new chick is, two thumbs up.
Don_Dada- March 17, 2010 at 8:04 am
Because he gets a pretty sweet tattoo that means he's going through a mid-life crisis ??? Get a grip CP lol
Sakuraba3900- March 17, 2010 at 7:35 am
its a pretty dope tat...