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Randy Couture press conference today streaming LIVE on the Web

Randy Couture press conference today

Randy Couture -- who abruptly stepped down as the reigning UFC heavyweight champion a few weeks ago -- is holding a press conference today to discuss his reasons for the departure. will stream the video LIVE from the X-Treme Couture gym in Las Vegas, Nevada, at 4:30 p.m. ET. To watch the event online CLICK HERE.

In addition, HDNet will broadcast the press conference LIVE on its television program called, "Inside MMA," also at 4:30 p.m. ET. Check local listings for channel lineups in your area.

"The Natural" is expected to respond to the comments made by UFC President Dana White in the aftermath of his resignation. He will also respond to allegedly "inaccurate" reports that he makes between $3.25 million - $3.75 million per fight. Furthermore, the MMA legend will answer "questions concerning his relationship with the UFC, future plans, MMA as a sport and anything else pertaining to his resignation."

This should be good -- be sure to tune-in at 4:30 p.m. ET.

Not to be outdone, is reporting that the UFC has scheduled a teleconference for today at 4 p.m. ET -- just 30 minutes prior to the Couture announcement.

Here are those details:

"The UFC has announced a conference call with the media on Thursday at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT to announce a new television deal. No details were provided so it is unclear if the new deal is a renewal with Spike TV or if there is something else that has been agreed upon with another outlet. Also, Brock Lesnar, Chuck Liddell, and Wanderlei Silva will all be on the call."

Coincidence? I think not.

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