He may have lost out on a $150,000 win bonus following his loss to Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC 102, but Randy Couture has potentially much more to gain from clothing giant Nike.
Couture noted on a recent video blog that he met with Nike executives and may sign a deal with the sportswear company.
“I was just with a bunch a guys from Nike. It was pretty cool, pretty interesting,” he stated. “They are pretty jazzed about the sport [of MMA]. It was very cool.”
Nike is known for signing top sports figures to represent the brand, including the likes of Michael Jordan, Roger Federer and Tiger Woods. Nike’s signing of Couture would be yet another in a string of major recent boosts for MMA.