Reigning UFC Heavyweight Champion Randy Couture will be featured on the next edition of "UFC All Access" on the Spike television network, according to FightNetwork.com.
No broadcast date or time has been announced at this time, but these specials often air during the week before pay-per-view (PPV) events. Therefore, since Couture faces Gabriel Gonzaga at UFC 75: "Respect" on August 25, expect to see this debut sometime during the week of August 20.
Naturally, we'll let you know when a date and time are announced.
For some reason this latest news made me think of an CBSSportsline.com article that I read about one month ago.
It was actually an interview with Bas Rutten, who co-owns Legends Gym in Los Angeles, Calif., with "The Natural."
Bas shared the following concerns:
"Randy is a good friend of mine, and like I always say, Randy is Randy. He always comes out and surprises people. Gonzaga is doing really good. He came out of nowhere, pretty much. And the way he shut down Mirko Cro Cop with a really smart game plan shows that he's got a really good group behind him that set him up with that game plan. It's the same as like with (Fedor) Emelianenko. They've got great game plans, those guys, and you see that it pays off. Gonzaga needs to end up on top but it's going to be very difficult to get Randy on his back, and once that he's on his back, he'll get up. I think that age could be a factor. I know that Randy's life is upside down. He's on a movie set right now, and there's a lot of stuff that Randy's doing and I hope that it doesn't affect him."
I'm not sure if the presense of Rachelle Leah will have any impact on Couture whatsoever. But, it is yet another committment for Randy prior to his showdown with Napao.
And he seems to have a lot of committments these days ... enough for his close friend and business partner to mention it.
Just something to consider on a rather slow (thus far) UFC news day.