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When Randy Couture‘s manager and lawyer Sam Spira was quoted in an interview last week as saying that Randy may have fought his last battle inside the Octagon, people weren’t buying it, but it looks like "The Natural" is considering retirement from MMA for real this time.
When asked by MMA30 Radio host Dave Farra during his show last week whether or not he is going to fight again, Couture hesitated before answering.
"Uh. I don’t know. I’m not sure. I’m not sure what the UFC has in store for me. I’ve been working on trying to find a new movie part recently, but little success there," Couture explained. "So we’ll just kinda wait and see."
I guess Hollywood felt the same about his performance in The Expendables as everyone else.
As far as Couture’s Contract status with the UFC goes, Randy explained that he still has fights owing, so whether or not he’s just angling for a bigger payday or if he really thinks he has the chops to be a successful thespian remains to be seen.
"I have three fights left on the contract. I’ve always taken fights one at a time. We’ll just see what happens. They’ve been keeping me pretty busy these last 12 months — I’ve had four fights in the last 12 months," he said. "I know they’ll probably throw something else at me and we’ll go from there."
It’s no secret that the goal of every fighter is to win and retain the belt in their respective division. Couture has done that in two divisions and says that he isn’t convinced he can do it again.
"Uh…I mean..I just don’t know. We’ll see. I’m trying to honestly evaluate that right now and see how many wars I’ve got left in me," he said, earnestly. "There’s definitely some wars in the [light heavyweight] division, so…"
As far as acting goes, he says that he feels the same about the profession as he does the first few months of married life.
"I think [movie acting] is certainly what my interest is right now. I’ve had an amazing year, and I think it’s time to start looking at that, for sure," he explained. "That’s probably what’s going to carry me through for the next 10 or 15 years."