Couture: No regrets about Fedor bout

by Arda Ocal | source:

"Absolutely, I think it was the right decision for me and I think nowadays it's a rare thing as an athlete to get to go out on your own terms and choose when your last fight is going to be and not have somebody else tell you can't do it anymore, either for injury or if you sustained a couple of losses in the sport of MMA and everybody's chattering that you should retire, especially at 48. So I kind of chose that this was going to be the last one, win, lose or draw and I am very comfortable with the decision."

"He is certainly on the right track. This was a big step up in competition for him. Conor Heun is no slouch, he is a very, very good fighter. He's been around a while, he's fought some top guys like K.J. Noons and others, so most people saw Ryan as the underdog going into this fight. He had a great camp, it was fun to see the peak for him coming on and then to go out and have the performance that he had. I think it's only going to get tougher for him from here on out and I think he is up for it. He's a smart kid, he does the work, he is very diligent and he has a strong passion for the sport."

"Nah, I mean, things work out the way they are supposed to work out. I got so many examples of that in my life. It just never worked out, and you know, it is what it is. I don't have any regrets. I wish then when we were both kind of at our peak, if it would have happened it would have been something special, the cards didn't just come out that way."

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random_perv site profile image  

3/22/12 11:19 AM by random_perv

I would like to see a Hendo vs Chuck and Randy.

stonepony site profile image  

3/22/12 11:12 AM by stonepony

Fedor was busy fighting Hong Man Choi and other non-competitors.

Gorilla Butt site profile image  

3/22/12 10:56 AM by Gorilla Butt

I regret that the fight never happened. It's just one of those rare match ups where there is simply no way to tell how the fight would have gone.

Hate420 site profile image  

3/22/12 8:49 AM by Hate420

Leaving the UFC to try and pursue a fight with Fedor when there was exactly 100% chance that it would ever happen has to be one of the dumbest career moves ever made by a fighter. He might not admit it now,but I'm sure he regrets it.

sevenwithcheese site profile image  

3/22/12 8:39 AM by sevenwithcheese

You had to go back 11 years ...  

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3/22/12 8:32 AM by Hendpwned

even in 07, it would have been a decade since randys last armbar loss.I would have loved to have seen Randy be the streak ender.

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3/22/12 6:42 AM by doobs

fedor via armbar

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3/22/12 6:26 AM by Neil McCauley

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3/22/12 3:57 AM by YouCantHandleMyRiddum

 Fedor would have tore his ass up.

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3/21/12 11:48 PM by SolracoMMA