UFC president Dana White is done talking about Randy Couture. Last week, after news broke that Couture would be announcing a deal with Viacom, Spike TV and Bellator today, the UFC boss went off on “The Natural.”
White claimed that Couture started ignoring him back in December, and that he began looking into the prospects that the former UFC champion could be looking for work elsewhere.
“I don’t respect him at all,” White said. “Not even a little bit. The only time Randy Couture is a man is when he sets foot in the cage. As soon as his big toe steps out of that cage, he’s the furthest thing from it.”
White called out Couture for his “Captain America” status, but did reveal that the UFC plans to leave his vicious knockout of Tim Sylvia in the opening to pay-per-views because of what he accomplished inside the Octagon.
White explained that he asked Couture if he had signed a deal with Spike TV back in December, to which Couture told him, “I did not sign a deal with Spike and Bellator, but I’m talking to two other networks.” White told Couture at the time, “If you tell me that you did not bail on my last fight to go do a deal with them, I don’t give a (expletive) what networks you sign with.’ He said, ‘I did not sign a deal. Stop worrying, relax and have a great Christmas. We’ll talk later.’ To this (expletive) day, standing right here, right now, we still have not talked.”