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Wednesday, 02/06/2013, 10:54 am

VIDEO | Randy Couture Responds To UFC Drama, Will Deal With Cornering Son When The Time Comes | UFC NEWS


Randy Couture finds himself in a bit of a pickle.

According to UFC President Dana White he is no longer allowed to attend any UFC events. He is banned for life for signing with SPIKE TV and Bellator.

The catch, is that Randy’s son, Ryan has just signed a deal with the UFC and will likely want to corner his son.

That can’t happen according to the UFC boss, but Randy insists it’s an Athletic Commission issue not a UFC issue.

Banned for life… is that too harsh?

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24 Comments to VIDEO | Randy Couture Responds To UFC Drama, Will Deal With Cornering Son When The Time Comes | UFC NEWS

  1. The Way Of The Dutchman says:

    I don’t know if DW speaks the whole truth, but if he does then I can understand he doesn’t want to see Randy Couture around him or the UFC events.

  2. Steve Rowell says:

    This is bullshit !!!!

  3. Charlie says:

    Dana White needs to grow up and stop throwing his toys out of his pram like a fucking baby when things don’t go his way.

  4. Bob'O says:

    I can understand the business side of this and why Dana is so upset. Next thing yuh know Rampage signs with Bellator, maybe a few other disgruntled former UFC fighters and all of a sudden Spike TV is fooling half time MMA fans into believing that they are still watching the UFC brand. (yes, there are people that stupid).

    However, With that being said, Dana is going overboard by banning The Legend Randy Couture. These guys should be free to seek employment, but there obviously needs to be some guidelines and an understanding. Looks like a mess. ~Bob’O

  5. RvCa361 says:

    Wally thats being a lil harsh on the Beaver.

  6. Sarge187 says:

    This is the most ridiculous thing I ever heard!! Dana is actually showing his FEAR of Bellator by acting like a *****. He takes a guy that is probably the biggest legend in the UFC and bans him for life because we is working for an organization that he can’t buy. While he is trying to steal fighters from Bellator. Why don’t he ban anyone that has ever fought for Bellator from fighting in the UFC because that would be just as stupid? I really used to look up to Dana but he is becoming more and more of a douche bag.

    • Jay says:

      He didn’t ban him because he signed with bellator. He banned him because he lied and said he was going to work with ufc and then lied and signed with bellator and then continued to lie about it until they knew. Then he just avoided contact.

      It’s the principle of lying and betrayal. Dana said he doesn’t care what rampage does after. He wouldn’t care about Couture either. Just don’t tell the guy hey I’ll do this for you and I’m definitely not going to work with Bellator or spike when you clearly know you are lying.

  7. Bob'O says:

    Leave him alone Johnny, He’s had enough! ~Bob’O

  8. Zack says:

    I’m not buying anymore ppv of ufc. Dana is such a tool he deserves to live in a cardboard box. Shit bellator is usually more exciting than ufc anyways. Dana is really been showing his ass lately

  9. Jay says:

    According to Dana’s story Randy deserves what he gets. If it’s actually true he pretty much lied to Dana and went behind his back. You might say Randy did a lot for the ufc but they did just as much for him and if I just lied to a employer telling them I was going to work with them and then went behind their back signed a deal with their top competitor and continued to lie to them about it and avoided contact with them once they found out I wouldn’t expect them to want me around much after that.

    Dana told Ryan what the deal was and offered him a out on his contract if he wanted. He just doesn’t want a liar and betrayer around after what he did to the ufc.
    Completely justified.

  10. Pijan says:

    Things don’t always go your way, specially in Sports and Business. It’s very common for athletes to seek employment elsewhere. Everything that Randy has done for Dana and the UFC and this is how Dana acts? He acts like my 6 year old nephew. Just do what everyone else does, shake his hand, tell him he’s a good man, wish him the best of luck in future endeavors, and die a little on the inside; that easy.

  11. 757 says:

    Reprisal goes hand in hand with discrimination. Dana White should not be able to use the UFC as a weapon to get back at someone. Ryan should not have to be put in this. Terrible judgment on Dana Whites part on this one.

  12. GRT 3000 says:

    yeah I can see why DW would be pissed off – it’s good that he’s not totally dropping the ball on Randy’s son though. But he needs to recognize that big business and opportunity means competition in the marketplace. He’s got the headstart on Bellator by a damn Site…the UFC practically created the sport ffs. All he needs to do is keep the circus sideshows oughta MMA (keep the real fighters happy), maintain the credibility of the UFC, and lean on smaller promotions like Bellator, who have dick-squat for A-list fighters. Randy’s doing what’s best for his career – he has that right. that’s the American way man…

  13. brndntgcn says:

    the dana hate is getting old

    no one fighter made the ufc, the brand has done more for any one fighter, than the reverse. you’re delusional if you think otherwise.

  14. @GetEducatedMMA says:

    This is simply f’d. What next, remove him from the hall of fame? You don’t ban a former Walmart employee from Walmart forever if they go and work at Target, Zellers, etc. He’s getting older, so he can’t fight, but that doesn’t stop bills from coming in. So he’s looking for employment. Big deal. Cut him slack, the man has put on tons of great fights for the UFC. He’s a legend, he should be free to do what he pleases and not have to be afraid of not being able to corner his son. Dana has become so damn controlling and power hungry, I used to respect him but not now. Hopefully he’ll change his mind and remove the ban.

  15. Moe says:

    Ha ha ha! Is it just me or has Randy had a ton of plastic surgery done???

    • Roberto says:

      I think he got his eyebrows cleaned up and they look too “pretty” which may be perceived as having work done to his face.

  16. fight fan says:

    Dana always speaks SHIT , goes back on his word and spreads propaganda if anyone does something outside of the UFC’s interests.
    He stated that Nate Marquardt and Josh Barnett would never fight in the UFC again but their both headed back.
    He called strikeforce “STRIKEFARCE” , and said he thought the franchise was a joke but then Zuffa bought and closed the organisation.
    Scott Cocker from Strikeforce was a far better C.E.O , professional and above reproach at all times. Dana however is like a paler , balder Don King – fucking over anyone and everyone that they can’t buy or pressure into fighting for the UFC.

    I’m glad there’s still fighters like Nick Diaz and veterans like Don Frye who call all the fuckery honestly without fear of upsetting that fuckstick.

  17. fight fan says:

    Randy has to stop wearing scarfs, he looks like a bit of a ponce. Fuck Dana, the guy needs to pull the fuck up!

  18. ballsackface says:

    he doesnt even look like randy lol

  19. Jujitsu Player says:

    He face looks ridiculous he’s had Botox and some other sh!t done to his face….and wtf is with the Jersey Shore eyebrows…come on Randy sort it out!

  20. ThaGreenBandit says:

    Yeah, he looks like he has a drag show to attend after this interview, and is in serious violation of a few man laws.

  21. Teddy Beara says:

    If you want to create one of the biggest viral videos of all time, all you would have to do is go back the last few years and combine all the BS ranting clips from Dana White cursing and insulting dozens and dozens of people. The guy is so twisted and tormented in his own mind he feels the need to attack any and everyone in an attempt to quiet his own concience which judges him constantly for all his evil.

  22. The natural says:

    Dana’s a douche and always has been. It doesn’t matter who lied or who did what. Dana’s always been a piece of crap too any fighter that works for anybody else or fighter in the past or any fighter in present that doesn’t agree with him he’s really need to get over his delusional self. He really thinks any body in the world watches the UFC because of him nobody on earth watches because of him nor did he do anything to make the sport bigger or the way it is now he was the promoter wen the buisness was in the red just like now it has nothing to do with him lately he’s been showing his character by trashing more and more fighters that really built the UFC. Dana needs to go or it will b end of UFC again he will destroy it. By displaying his character

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