Couture coming out of retirement?

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We were all over a Steve Seivert interview with Randy Couture a few days ago in which "The Natural" hinted at a return to the Octagon if Tito Ortiz beats Chuck Liddell at UFC 66.

To read the post click here.

Today, MMAWeekly.com ran an article that discusses the issue in a little more detail.

Here's a snip:

Prior to Couture's statements in the Houston Chronicle interview, it was widely believed that the next shot at the UFC Light Heavyweight Title would be going to Forrest Griffin if he is successful in defeating Keith Jardine on the Liddell-Ortiz undercard. The next title shot could also go to Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, particularly if Liddell beats Ortiz, but the UFC will likely want to give Jackson one non-title match before he fights for the title.

Of course, Rampage already has that non-title match lined up with Marvin Eastman at UFC 67 on February 3.

If you ask me, Couture fighting Ortiz -- win or lose on December 30 -- is the only fight that makes sense (if he plans to return, of course).

Couture-Liddell 4 would be nice, but there's just no reason for two fighters to fight one another more than three times.

And would the UFC want one of its most beloved, young and exciting fighters -- Forrest Griffin -- to lose to a quasi-retired legend?

Probably not.

Here's what the UFC should schedule once the blood is cleaned from the Octagon canvas on February 3:

  • Ortiz-Couture 2
  • Liddell-Griffin (even if Forrest loses to Jardine, or Chuck loses to Tito, who on planet Earth has not been begging to see this slugfest? It's overdue)
  • Rampage-Bisping

Wow. The UFC 205-pound class just got so much more interesting.

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