Randy Couture: MMA market is a little saturated
During Randy's Couture career there was really on one biggest promotion in the US, the UFC. Lately however several big shows have popped up and Couture believes the market may be a little saturated, which is a good things for the fighters:
“I think the market is maybe a little satured. It's hard to track where things are happening, where to find things. Unless one of my guys from the gym is fighting, I honestly don't get the chance or don't make a huge effort to tune in.”
On the flip side, however, Couture takes a slightly different position when viewing things as a former fighter or on behalf of fighters themselves. The former UFC star says consumers might have a hard time with the content, but it's a fighters market out there and that's something that can't be overlooked.
“I've been to one or two World Series of Fighting shows,” he said. “I think they're great. I think Ray [Sefo]'s doing a great job and they've got some great talent. I've been to three or four Bellator shows now and I really like the direction they're headed in. I'm excited. I think all those things, having all those other playing fields on the board here for mixed martial artists is great for the fighters.