Couture scratched from Strikeforce bout with staph infection

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Staph infection has forced Ryan Couture out of his fight on the Nov. 19 Strikeforce Challengers 12 event in Jackson, Miss., the promotion announced Monday. The 28-year-old son of UFC Hall of Fame member Randy Couture was expected to meet Alabama-based lightweight Juan Zapata in what would have been Couture’s second professional bout.

“I was really looking forward to fighting, so this is a big disappointment, but I’ll be back,” Couture stated in a press release. “As soon as I’m cleared, you can bet I’ll be back in the gym preparing for my next Strikeforce fight.”

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