UFC Quick Quote: Dana White banning Randy Couture from cornering his son was ‘over the line'

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Randy Couture opens up about UFC President Dana White's "over the line" choice to ban him from cornering his son, Ryan, who competes as a lightweight under the UFC banner.

"In my opinion, that's over the line ... How would he like it if I was in a position to affect his son's lives and careers that way? On one hand, he wants to tell my son he'll treat him like any other fighter, and give him an out if he wants out, but then he turns right around and tells him, 'You won't be able to have your dad corner you.' I've been part of his camp and part of his career since the beginning. He's not treating him like any other fighter. I don't see Greg Jackson being eliminated from Georges St. Pierre's or Jon Jones' corners. He's in the same show I'm in. I think there's a bit of a double-standard going on there."

-- Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight and light heavyweight champion Randy Couture speaks to Ben Fowlkes of MMA Junkie about Dana White banning him cornering his son, Ryan Couture, for his UFC on FUEL TV 9 fight against Ross Pearson last April. "The Natural," who is also a UFC Hall of Fame inductee, feels it was "over the line" for White to purposefully prevent him from coaching his son on fight night after White publicly stated the second generation Couture wouldn't be treated differently than any of the 400-plus fighters signed to the UFC roster. Couture's relationship with White suffered a major blow when the 49-year-old jumped on board with Bellator MMA and Spike TV and even led the UFC boss to saying his former friend was "the furthest thing from a man" outside of the cage. Couture has distanced himself from any negative media involving White, but it appears he couldn't help but comment on the bias he feels White holds against himself and the fruit of his loins.

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