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."
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?