Dana happy to never work with Couture again

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FastKnockout
1/31/13 9:41:36PM
Two days ago, former UFC champion Randy Couture announced that he'll be working with Bellator as part of a multi-year contract he recently signed. Today, Dana White gave the media his response to the news.

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postman
1/31/13 10:32:30PM
Just when u thought rampage was a baby
prophecy033
1/31/13 10:47:58PM

Posted by postman

Just when u thought rampage was a baby

No shit, Dana acts like he stole his wife
grappler0000
1/31/13 10:59:15PM
Somewhere in the world, Tito Ortiz is pondering.
tcunningham
1/31/13 11:26:06PM
screw dana, im happy to see randy apart of the MMA community.
Chael_Sonnen
1/31/13 11:33:57PM

Posted by prophecy033


Posted by postman

Just when u thought rampage was a baby

No shit, Dana acts like he stole his wife



Knowing Randy....he probably did.
SmileR
1/31/13 11:46:40PM

Posted by Chael_Sonnen


Posted by prophecy033


Posted by postman

Just when u thought rampage was a baby

No shit, Dana acts like he stole his wife



Knowing Randy....he probably did.



jae_1833
2/1/13 12:13:52AM
Good for Randy, Zuffa wasn't doing anything for him and at best was going to offer him a desk job which while it is cool for Tito (not with Zuffa but still a desk) Chuck and Hughes, it is obviously not his passion. The sude is a competitor at heart and now that his time fighting is over he is passing the torch to the new breed to keep himself a part of the sport and to continue it's growth.
frizzzlecake
2/1/13 12:33:41AM
How Dana see's it.

Couture in the UFC:


Couture in Bellator:
RhythmAndStyle
2/1/13 1:56:35AM
now we know who Dana is coming after next..sorry Bellator ur days might end up like Strikeforce..Zuffa OWNED!, but i hope u dont cuz i love watching tourney format in mma..
Poor_Franklin
2/1/13 5:39:10AM

Posted by grappler0000

Somewhere in the world, Tito Ortiz is pondering.



im waiting on his bellator announcement
prozacnation1978
2/1/13 7:59:35AM
Losing randy to bellator. Dana probably isn't that pissed off. He can easily put someone else as a fox or fuel analyst with Kenny and sonnen. Add stann or Mir. Give Chris lytle a job
Bubbles
2/1/13 8:16:21AM

Posted by prozacnation1978

Losing randy to bellator. Dana probably isn't that pissed off. He can easily put someone else as a fox or fuel analyst with Kenny and sonnen. Add stann or Mir. Give Chris lytle a job


it's not up to Dana to decide who works on FOX, its FOX who decides who they want on FOX
airkerma
2/1/13 9:42:10AM
Randy Couture is sitting on a mechanical bull, Dana's arguments are invalid.
KingCmb
2/1/13 9:44:48AM
well i bet ryan couture doesnt last long now
postman
2/1/13 9:51:45AM

Posted by the-king

well i bet ryan couture doesnt last long now



I didn't see him lasting long in the first place. However bellator IMO would be a better venue for Ryan.
scoozna
2/1/13 11:10:27AM
I'm disappointed in Dana, but not surprised. This is typical.

The guy is a legend, but Dana still has to take a shot at him. Personally, I don't care how much bad-business there is between them, Randy has moved on and this is exactly the type of situation where Dana should show some maturity and hold his tongue.
jlock003
2/1/13 11:25:41AM
I wouldn't be surprised in the least to find out Dana is just trolling to get people upset. Competition is great for sports. UFC will have higher ppv buys, better tv ratings, and more money to go around if Bellator does well. Especially considering it's not even a head to head kind of thing. It's good for the sport, good for Bellator, good for ZUFFA, and good for the fans. I have no doubt that Randy Couture is appreciative of what the UFC has done for him. The guy can still take a job wherever he wants and it looks like Bellator is that job at the moment. Bellator's finances are incredibly different from Strikeforce and Pride. No way will ZUFFA go out and buy those guys anytime soon without having to break the bank.
george112
2/1/13 2:36:06PM
infestructure
2/1/13 2:43:23PM

Posted by postman


Posted by the-king

well i bet ryan couture doesnt last long now



I didn't see him lasting long in the first place. However bellator IMO would be a better venue for Ryan.



Ryan's next fight will probably be an open weight bout vs the Reem
LightsOUT23
2/1/13 4:15:23PM
Dana White has done his job in this interview, It is clear to me that Couture is an ear who will infiltrate Bellator and report back to Dana as Zuffa move in to purchase their biggest MMA rivals.

When the UFC are making as much money as they are today, an element of Business politics comes into play in order for the media to keep painting an honest picture to all those looking in. Couture going to Bellator is a great move for the UFC to get an insider into the company and find any holes that may lead to a take over by Zuffa should that day ever come to pass.
bootyclause
2/2/13 4:04:42PM
Bellator FC RIP

2008-2014.



FlashyG
2/2/13 4:20:30PM

Posted by LightsOUT23

Dana White has done his job in this interview, It is clear to me that Couture is an ear who will infiltrate Bellator and report back to Dana as Zuffa move in to purchase their biggest MMA rivals.

When the UFC are making as much money as they are today, an element of Business politics comes into play in order for the media to keep painting an honest picture to all those looking in. Couture going to Bellator is a great move for the UFC to get an insider into the company and find any holes that may lead to a take over by Zuffa should that day ever come to pass.



1. The UFC doesn't need a mole inside the company to find "holes" in Bellator for them to exploit...They just need to counter program their Thursday night broadcasts and Viacom will sell them off as soon as they are losing money on the venture.

2. Randy Couture is not going to Bellator to be a mole for the UFC...he's going to Bellator because they are going to pay him more money, and give him more time in the spotlight.
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