Resolute Randy: Couture 'sticking to his guns' that Lyoto Machida fight will be his last

PHOENIX - AUGUST 13: Randy Couture watches the Strikeforce Challengers Main Card bout at Dodge Theater on August 13 2010 in Phoenix Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Guess who's retiring (again)?

That's right, it's everyone's favorite former two-division champion, Randy Couture. "The Natural" takes on Lyoto Machida at UFC 129 on April 30 and although he initially went back and forth on whether that fight would be his last, it looks like he's come to a decision.

"Captain America" tells ESPN he's sticking to his guns this time and Toronto will be the last stop of his storied career:

"I believe this is my last fight. I know the UFC is probably going to have other ideas, especially with acquiring Strikeforce and all that. They're probably going to try to draw me into another fight but I don't think that's going to happen. I want to stick to my guns and this is the last one."

Couture originally retired following a knockout loss to Chuck Liddell at UFC 57 back in 2006. He returned just over a year later to capture the heavyweight title from awkward ass-kicker Tim Sylvia.

The 47 year-old has been toying with the notion of calling it quits since sending pudgy pugilist James Toney back to the squared circle in August of last year.

Taking him at his word, will Couture leave the sport on a high note like he wants to by defeating "The Dragon" in Canada? Or will Machida karate chop him straight to the retirement home?

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join MMAmania.com

You must be a member of MMAmania.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMAmania.com. You should read them.

Join MMAmania.com

You must be a member of MMAmania.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMAmania.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker