White: I don’t respect Randy Couture at all
“I don’t respect him at all,” White said. “Not even a little bit. Randy Couture, the only time Randy Couture is a man is when he sets foot in the cage. As soon as his big toe steps out of that cage, he’s the furthest thing from it. That’s it, that’s the way I feel about it.”
The heart of matter, as far as White is concerned, is the way Couture handled his departure with the company. According to White, he was alerted via letter by Couture’s lawyer sometime over the holidays that Couture would not appear for his commentating duties for UFC on FOX 6 on Jan. 26.
“I called Randy, called him over and over again and wouldn’t answer his phone,” White said. “Three hours later, he texts me. And I said ‘did you or did you not do a deal with these guys?'”
According to White, when he and Couture finally got on the phone, “He says ‘I did not sign a deal with Spike and Bellator, but I’m talking to two other networks right now.’ I said ‘If you tell me that you did not bail on my last fight to go do a deal with them, I don’t give a s– what networks you sign with. I don’t care if its friggin’ HBO and The Food Network, I could care less who it is. … “He said ‘I did not sign a deal. Stop worrying, relax and have a great Christmas. We’ll talk later.’ To this f– day, standing right here, right now, we still have not talked.”