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MMA Quick Quote: Couture wants 6-10 million to face Emelianenko

They're still trying to call me the heavyweight champion. I resigned and relinquished the title. Nogueira's in my opinion the champion now in the UFC...I need to be free and clear of that before I can pursue this fight somewhere else with Fedor (Emelianenko). I'd love for the UFC to step up and make the fight happen. It has the potential to be the biggest mixed martial arts fight to date...It has the potential to do 700,000+ pay-per-view buys which is a helluva lotta money. I think 6-10 [million should be the salary] for each of us and they're still gonna make a boatload of money on top of that.

-- Former (or current, depending on who you ask) UFC heavyweight champion Randy "The Natural" Couture tries to crunch the PPV numbers during a recent guest appearance on The Adam Corolla Radio Show. Couture is currently in exile after walking out midway through his UFC contract and does not wish to return to action unless a bout with WAMMA heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko can be arranged.

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