Below are comments made today by Dana White at a press conference addressing the Randy Couture situation:
“I haven’t talked to (Couture) at all. His resignation didn’t surprise me at all. It’s the way he did that surprised me. It was done very Hollywood with his agent releasing a statement. The whole thing was pretty shitty. He’s up to something.
“He lost twice to Chuck Liddell. And then he called me up after a year and said I want to come out of retirement…I’d like to re-work my contract. He just signed a contract that he was thrilled with eight months ago. He never came to me and said can we do a new contract!”
When asked about Couture’s current status and if he would be willing to release him from his two remaining fights, White responded, “He definitely belongs to me. There’s no way I was going to let anybody come in from another organization and make more money or have better deals than my guys who have been with me for a long time and helped me build this business,”
White also said Couture, who is currently in South Africa, hasn’t returned two messages and blames the lack of communication on Couture’s “Hollywood” agent. “That’s what these maggots do. They’re parasites,” White said. “They cling onto a guy they think they can make money off of.”
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