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Former UFC Champion Randy Couture Retires

Randy Couture decided to retire after he heard that Fedor Emelianenko did not sign with the UFC.  Fedor recently signed with Russia’s M-1 mixed martial art organization and this is what Randy disliked the most.  After hearing the breaking news, Randy decided to fax Dana White a message stating that he wanted to retire.

This is the note Randy Couture left Dana White and the UFC (props to fightnetwork.com):

“I appreciate this opportunity the sport of MMA and the UFC has given
me…However, I’m tired of swimming upstream
at this stage with the management of the UFC. It only makes sense at
this point in my career to fight Fedor Emelianenko, and since he’s now
signed with another organization, I feel like it’s time to resign and
focus on my other endeavors.”

Those were some deep words by the Heavyweight Champion.  Will he change his mind?  Will this set forth a possible fight between Randy and Fedor?  We really can’t say anything yet.

Let us know how you feel about Randy retiring…

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