Randy Couture wants Rua, Machida, or UFC retirement

by Loretta Hunt | source: mmafighting.com

Randy Couture all but announced his retirement on Monday night via his official Twitter account writing “Thanks to everybody who's been tweeting about seeing my fights I must have missed the memo :) I think I'm at the end of it Yall. It's time."

When reached by the Times Monday evening, Couture said he was surprised by the response he’d gotten from the message and hadn’t intended it as an “official statement” on his status.  Still, he reiterated that his cage career was likely coming to an end.

“I think I’m done. The time is right,” said Couture via text. “I’d fight Machida or Shogun but outside of that, I wanna focus on other things in my life.”

Rua, who sat out the second half of 2010 after undergoing knee surgery last June, is slated to defend his title against Rashad Evans at a UFC event in March.

Machida dropped a close split decision to Quinton “Rampage” Jackson at UFC 123 on Nov. 20 in Auburn Hills, Mich.

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Randy Couture caused a bit of havoc in the mixed martial arts world when the legend posted a message on his Twitter account that seemed to hint he was hanging up his gloves for good.

Fans who read the message as Couture announcing his retirement from the sport may be jumping the gun.

"It's not an official announcement," Couture's attorney Sam Spira told MMA Fighting. Spira said that the posting was simply the fighter responding to fans and reiterating that he might have fought for the last time.

No decision has been made, and there is still dialogue between Couture and the UFC about his future. The decision at this point is essentially in Couture's hands.

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Badlands Meanie site profile image  

12/16/10 3:07 PM by Badlands Meanie

LOL, you must be projecting your own insecurities, cause I never said "NOOB", but I did call you a dumbass, but only cause I felt like cocksucking twinkletoed shitbag dumbass was too long to type out.

rosario02 site profile image  

12/16/10 2:58 PM by rosario02

I'd love to see Randy KO Machida

rosario02 site profile image  

12/16/10 2:58 PM by rosario02

I'd love to see Randy KO Machida

Gibrawk site profile image  

12/16/10 2:56 PM by Gibrawk

I don't get everyones complaints about Randy getting to hand pick opponents. Does he not deserve the right to do so? Honestly if you're a hall of famer and you're still competing at a high enough level then that gives you the right. Maybe not for the direct title shot but to fight who you want I say yes. And if that guy is a top 2-4 and he wins then I say all the more reason to give him that title shot. Also similar to Wrestling I think if youve only got one fight left in you and then you want to retire then you can choose the guy you want to fight one last time.

vandelay site profile image  

12/16/10 2:32 PM by vandelay

Id like to also add that arguing back and forth on the internet about who hurt whos feelings is very gay and im gonna stop now.

vandelay site profile image  

12/16/10 2:27 PM by vandelay

well honestly i felt bad at first because i thought he was being sarcastic, but by that point he had already called me a dumbass and hit me with the "NOOB go back to sherdog" comment...my sadness quickly faded

KevinMcAllister site profile image  

12/16/10 3:54 AM by KevinMcAllister

why u attackin the guy because u didnt get his compliment?

vandelay site profile image  

12/15/10 7:10 PM by vandelay

we can get back on topic whenever. sorry about that fellas

vandelay site profile image  

12/15/10 7:09 PM by vandelay

hmm acutually not a sherdog poster, lot of idiots over there...im sure you fit right in but its just not my scene

AmericanPsychoMMA site profile image  

12/15/10 6:41 PM by AmericanPsychoMMA

 Randy is taking lessons from Brett about retiring.