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Spike TV is getting back into the ring with Randy "The Natural" Couture.

The male-skewing cable network has inked the Mixed Martial Arts and Ultimate Fighting Championship Hall of Famer to a two-year development deal and green-lighted two unscripted entries to series, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.

Under the pact, Couture -- a multiple UFC Heavyweight (and Lightweight) champion and The Expendables actor -- will serve as one of four coaches on a Voice-like series for the network called Fight Master: Bellator MMA and a Kitchen Nightmares-style series dubbed MMA Rescue

Fight Master will see Couture join fellow coaches Greg Jackson, Frank Shamrock and Joe Warren as they oversee 32 up-and-coming fighters looking to fight their way through a win-or-go-home format into the Bellator tournament and a six-figure cash prize.

MMA Rescue, meanwhile, will see Couture use his years of experience in the business of MMA to help turn failing gyms into successful businesses. The three-episode series is in the same vein as Spike's Bar Rescue and Tattoo Rescue and will be produced by Couture, his manager (Samuel Spira) and Chris Coelen's Kinetic Content (Betty White's Off Their Rockers, Hardcore Pawn). Production on MMA Rescue will likely begin after Fight Master wraps.

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2/5/13 1:14 PM
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Heavyweight and Lightweight champ!?! Who would have known! Phone Post
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Good luck to "The Natural".
2/5/13 1:15 PM
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bjorn making very smart moves....

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Also Craig Jackson will coach alongside couture, shamrock !

lol
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Greg Jackson?

That guy is a sport killer! Phone Post
2/5/13 1:18 PM
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oeps yes Greg :P

still funny :) i would love to see Dana's face when someone tells him
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And now it's missing! :( Phone Post
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MMA Rescue sounds terrible. Phone Post
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Couture, Jackson, Shammy, and Joe Warren.  That's a power house of personalities right there.  That show will be a great success..

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Seriously, Handy?

With the exception of Bar Rescue, every single one of those types of shows is so fucking retarded. I gotta admit, though, I'm probably gonna watch it.

I wonder how DFW feels about Greg doing this. Phone Post
2/5/13 1:20 PM
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and UG blog, should have mentioned shamrock and g. jackson in the title..we already knew about randy...

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Sounds great.
2/5/13 1:23 PM
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Spike to the masses!
2/5/13 1:25 PM
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As if Dana needed another reason to not like Greg Jackson or Frank Shamrock...lol
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2/5/13 1:27 PM
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That sounds pretty bad, so its a Voice/TUF rip off and a Bar Rescue rip off show?

Good to see SPike guys coming up with new ideas, lol.

and the mma, Fight Master?

I dont know about anyone else but this seems like a major step backwards for Spike.
2/5/13 1:29 PM
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Chris27 - That sounds pretty bad, so its a Voice/TUF rip off and a Bar Rescue rip off show?

Good to see SPike guys coming up with new ideas, lol.

and the mma, Fight Master?

I dont know about anyone else but this seems like a major step backwards for Spike.
Originality at its finest. Phone Post
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Heel Hooker - Isn't extreme couture in the shitter right now?

So much so, they had to sell one of the e's in extreme.
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even though intially sounding cheesy, i like the idea of mma being thought about and being used, actually
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TUF (2005) took it's idea from WWE Tough Enough (2001)

It's not like they are stealing an original idea :)

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will watch


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