Few guys possess the mixed martial arts (MMA) accolades of former Ultimate Fighting Champion (UFC) mainstay Randy "The Natural" Couture.
As one of only two UFC fighters to ever win titles in two separate divisions (B.J. Penn being the other), Couture is undoubtedly one of the greatest Octagon combatants of all time. Not to mention his unheralded, yet extremely successful, crossover into Hollywood acting.
Couture recently sat down with Kenny Rice of Inside MMA to discuss his future plans, potential comeback and more (shown above).
"I was approached when Fedor [Emelianenko] threw his hat back into the ring after a four, five year layoff," said Couture when asked if he'd ever return to professional MMA. "I was the first one they came to. It's certainly something you have to consider and take seriously, but it's not really about money. I think one of the more rational decisions I've probably made in my life was the decision to step down and hang them up."
While a comeback for Couture at this point is highly unlikely, it would certainly bring in a whole lot of money for the promotion willing to showcase a retired 52-year-old. But according to the former NCAA Division I wrestling standout, getting rich isn't the best way to be remembered in MMA.
"You want to be remembered as somebody that had integrity and that represented the sport in a positive way," added Couture. "I think I accomplished that."