The UFC heavyweight champion, Randy “The Natural” Couture, is back and is in training to defend his belt against Brock Lesnar at UFC 91 on November 15th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV. Randy Couture and the UFC have been in a legal battle for the last 11 months and everyone here at Xtreme Couture and all of Randy’s fans worldwide were starting to worry that the champ would never enter the octagon again. All of our worries were lifted when Randy and the UFC announced his return to the cage yesterday.
At 45 years old, The Natural renegotiated a 3 fight contract with the UFC. A victory in November will no doubt lead to a fight against the Interim heavyweight champion which will be decided by the Mir vs Nogueira fight rumored for late december. Dana White referred to the fights to come as a kind of “heavyweight tournament”.
It is no secret that Randy is strongly pursuing a fight with Fedor Emelianenko, an event that most say will be called “The fight of the decade”. The UFC has stated they will do everything in their power to make the Randy vs Fedor fight happen so long as it doesn’t cause any contract disputes. With the UFC interested in making this fight happen and both Randy and Fedor wanting it to happen, it is possible that we might finally get to see the two best heavyweights in the sport fight inside the octagon.
Couture is still on a 2 fight win streak after defeating Gabriel Gonzaga while defending the heavyweight belt that he took from Tim Sylvia. Randy has returned to training at Xtreme Couture MMA in Las Vegas, NV and the energy levels at the gym are through the roof. Randy has always been an inspiration to everyone around him and all of us at Xtreme Couture are proud to have him back in the gym and soon back in ring.