(As long as Stallone keeps making "The Expendables" sequels like he did with Rocky and Rambo, Randy will have years of work ahead of him.)
Well, it looks like Randy Couture really is planning to walk away from fighting *for good* in favor of a movie career.
The UFC Hall-of-Famer and the promotion’s former heavyweight and light heavyweight champ spoke with John O’Regan from Fighters Only over the weekend while in London to corner Mike Pyle for his UFC 121 fight with John Hathaway and he said that it’s likely that his days of fighting are behind him.
“I don’t know what is gonna happen on the fight front. I have had my wars, done my thing. I’ve been having fun, I can still fight, but I am not sure I want to make another run at the title or anything like that," Couture explained. “I enjoy the sport, I enjoy fighting, but its probably time to move on."
I’m not sure if retiring coming off of a win to James Toney is the way I’d want to go out, but I’m not a professional fighter with a storied MMA career like Randy, so what do I know?
Although he admitted last week that Hollywood producers aren’t knocking down his door because of his roles in The Expendables and The Scorpion King, Couture says that he has at least one upcoming movie role locked in for 2011.
“I’m not sure what I am gonna do. I am definitely gonna make some more movies there is no question about that. We start shooting the sequel for The Expendables in March, this next Spring, so I am excited about that," he said. "I hope to diversify [my roles], I would like to try a little bit of everything, we’ll see. Its a fickle business, so you never know what is going to happen."