Randy Couture To Persue The Fedor Emelianenko Fight By August

Randy "Captain America" Couture wants to fight Fedor Emelianenko real bad and he feels that as soon as his case with the UFC ends by July, he’ll be focusing 100% on persuing a fight with the #1 heavyweight.  He repeatedly states that there is no other fighter out there today that he really wants to fight other than Emelianenko.  At the age of 44 and just about ready to retire his name in mixed martial arts, there is nothing more out there for him than to face the best of the best. 

Captain America has proved to be one of the top MMA fighters in the world, especially when he came back from retirement and fought as a heavyweight in the UFC.  He was able to take out Tim Sylvia from this throne and crown himself as the first UFC fighter to ever win two belts in the light heavyweight and the heavyweight division.   He later defended his title against Gabriel Gonzaga, defeating the Brazilian jiu-jitsu expert via TKO-strikes in the third round.

Here’s a snip from Randy Couture:

"I don’t think anything
is going to get worked out with the UFC as far as me fighting for them again. More than likely,
the courts are going to rule that the contract ends in July. I have a right to work in my profession so I would assume that the courts will uphold that, and I’ll be free from the UFC by
July and then hopefully, I’ll be able to pursue the Fedor (Emelianenko) fight and
see that happen somewhere in August or early  fall…I don’t
  care where. I talked to his people at the commercial
we recently did. I even agreed to fight him
twice. We can fight once in a cage here in the States, and we can fight in Japan where he’s
very popular in a ring. I don’t care –as long as we get the fights."

In regards to rejecting a heavyweight title fight against Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira:

"I’m 44 and looking at the end of my career. I want to fight
            the best guy in the world and be considered the best guy as well. That fight is the only way that will happen. It doesn’t make
          sense – the UFC is criticizing me for
not fighting (Antonio Rodrigo) Nogueira, and I have a lot of respect for Nogueira. I think he’s a great fighter, but he’s been beat by Fedor twice. That fight doesn’t make sense for me right now. If I have more
     fights left in me after Fedor, maybe I’ll 
fight Nogueira then, but right now, it just doesn’t make sense."

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