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Randy Couture’s Next Retirement Tentatively Scheduled for April 30th

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During his 14-year MMA career, Randy Couture has ditched the UFC no less than three times — once in 1998 to pursue opportunities in Japan, the second time due to a short-lived retirement in 2006 following his second knockout loss to Chuck Liddell, and finally in 2007 due to a money disputes and a perceived lack of respect. Each time, the lure of competition has brought him back to his home in the Octagon. But there’s only so much a 47-year-old can take, and after a series of vague hints in recent months, it seems like Randy is preparing us for his final departure, seriously, for real this time.

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Post #1   3/31/11 3:25:04PM   

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I'm a big fan but I think this makes sense.

Post #2   3/31/11 4:07:16PM   

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twice were for moeny/other fights but he's only seriously retired once, so if he retired again i'd believe him

Post #3   3/31/11 4:58:46PM   

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I think whether he wins or loses against Machida he needs to retire. If he loses it is a respectable loss to end his career and if he wins he could go out on top.

Post #4   3/31/11 5:00:37PM   

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Had Shogun had gotten past Jones I don't think he would have retired but now win or lose it seems to make sense, unless Tito or Chuck (both heavily unlikely and I admit that) are willing to retire officially with him

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All the odds are stacked against him once again but that is where Randy thrives if he beats Machida I don't see him retiring because Machida is a top LHW in the world and if Randy gets past him he could potentially make another run at the title. But if he loses espicially in devestating fashion I think he'll call it quits he has done everything a fighter can do in the sport and has nothing left to prove to the fans or himself.

Post #6   3/31/11 7:54:01PM   

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Randy has my undying support no matter what....

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WAR RANDY!!

Post #7   3/31/11 8:35:35PM   

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I support Randy no matter what, but honestly if he wins I would love to see him fight Rampage or Shogun.

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Posted by mrsmiley

I support Randy no matter what, but honestly if he wins I would love to see him fight Rampage or Shogun.



Post #9   4/1/11 9:04:55AM