Lawyer casts doubt that Couture will fight again

by Mike Chiappetta | source:

Randy Couture enviable future dilemma was best exhibited during the month of August. On the 13th, Couture helped open Sylvester Stallone's "The Expendables" to the No. 1 spot in the US box office. To date, the film has made over $100 million domestically and around a quarter-billion dollars worldwide. Then, on the 28th, he moved back to the realm that made him famous, and submitted boxer-turned-mixed martial artist James Toney in a bout that received major mainstream media buzz.

So what's next for the 47-year-old Couture? Though no firm offers have been made and nothing has been set in stone, both the UFC and Hollywood remain viable options.

"We're sorting through things right now," Couture's lawyer Sam Spira told MMA Fighting.

Have we seen the last of the legend in the octagon?

"It's possible," Spira said. "I'd say right now it's a toss-up. If something came up that was interesting, he would fight irrespective of whether he got a meaningful Hollywood role. But there's other stuff for him to do that's MMA-related. I think many would be surprised at some of the things we are working on. So he doesn't have to be actively fighting in the ring to remain active. Is it possible he may not fight again? Yeah, it's possible. I'd say it's a toss-up."

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Datguy site profile image  

9/30/10 8:30 PM by Datguy

Believe it or not, randys actually 1 or 2 fights a way from a title shot. Add in the fact that shogun said he wants to fight him and Couture will be fighting for the belt by the end of 2011.

DevinS site profile image  

9/29/10 10:51 PM by DevinS

Beating Toney couldn't have been THAT rewarding..Randy barely broke a sweat

BenBJJ site profile image  

9/29/10 10:44 PM by BenBJJ

Greatest actor of this generation (of LHWs)

The Sundance Kid site profile image  

9/29/10 10:44 PM by The Sundance Kid

 No way Randy doesn't fight again.

Poindexter site profile image  

9/29/10 10:35 PM by Poindexter

 Couture vs. Carwin.

MMAMAZ site profile image  

9/29/10 10:15 PM by MMAMAZ

I think he's going to have an official like retirement fight man he's not going to announce it after a fight. They're going to proabbly make it a big deal and stuff.I wouldn't be surprised if he fought till his 50's.

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9/29/10 10:14 PM by Jay ak


KenTheWalrus site profile image  

9/29/10 9:59 PM by KenTheWalrus

Another example of a poor headline. Answering a direct question with "it's possible" and "it's a toss-up" is not casting doubt.

Thankful1 site profile image  

9/29/10 9:55 PM by Thankful1

This. Way to deliver some real info there, Spira.

PR site profile image  

9/29/10 7:42 PM by PR

Yeah and those are on top of "the real Vitor will show up this fight".