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    http://mmajunkie.com/2007/10/11/repo...re-leaves-ufc/

    “I appreciate this opportunity the sport of MMA and the UFC has given me,” Couture told the website. “However, I’m tired of swimming upstream at this stage with the management of the UFC. It only makes sense at this point in my career to fight Fedor Emelianenko, and since he’s now signed with another organization, I feel like it’s time to resign and focus on my other endeavors.“

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crapgame13 View Post
    http://mmajunkie.com/2007/10/11/repo...re-leaves-ufc/

    “I appreciate this opportunity the sport of MMA and the UFC has given me,” Couture told the website. “However, I’m tired of swimming upstream at this stage with the management of the UFC. It only makes sense at this point in my career to fight Fedor Emelianenko, and since he’s now signed with another organization, I feel like it’s time to resign and focus on my other endeavors.“
    Wow. Shock of the year. Bigger than Randy being Sylvia and Gonzaga is him walking away right after he does. Unreal. I'm quite stunned.

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    It's on Sherdog as well

    http://www.sherdog.com/news/news.asp?n_id=9455

    Man what the ****. How pissed off is Dana White right now?

    This sucks...

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    It's on Sherdog as well

    http://www.sherdog.com/news/news.asp?n_id=9455

    Man what the ****. How pissed off is Dana White right now?

    This sucks...

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    Check out this quote.

    "I think the final straw for me was meeting with Dana and Lorenzo (Fertitta, UFC co-owner) where they claimed I was the No. 2 paid athlete in the organization, which I know is a bold-faced lie," Couture said. Polling other athletes, said Couture, he learned that his compensation -- some $250,000 a fight with pay-per-view bonuses, according to the Couture camp -- was nowhere near what other top UFC fighters were making.
    Wonder how Dana will spin that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ASUcruz View Post
    Check out this quote.



    Wonder how Dana will spin that one.
    Like this:

    Quote Originally Posted by Dana White
    I’m not surprised at all by Randy’s decision. I talked to Randy several weeks ago and he said that if he couldn’t fight Fedor, then he has nothing left to prove in the sport of mixed martial arts.

    He has been doing a lot of acting, and I know he is in South Africa right now filming a movie. I think it’s a great move for Randy’s acting career to retire from fighting while he is on top.
    http://http://www.ufc.com/index.cfm?...etail&gid=8236

    I think that's a laaaaaaaaame move by White. I think it's a lame move by Couture too. I mean, the UFC took advantage sure, but to just walk out? I'm not sure I buy it long term. Something ain't right in Denmark. If you want more money, renegotiate. To just do what he did seems a little. . .I don't know. . .un-Randy. Part of me thinks this is a hardball tactic right now. He knows the UFC needs him more than ever now.

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    I am in total disbelief. I kinda agree with SmytheKing, something just isn't right about this. Couture just walking away? Dana just letting it happen (they could've renegotiated his contract if money was that big of a deal)? Very unlike Randy.

    Man, Fedor's rep is taking quite the beating over this M-1 thing, what will this do for Randy's?

    I just don't believe it and never expected it to happen.

    So, what does this do for the title picture? Winner of Vera/Sylvia vs winner of Nog/Kongo???

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    Quote Originally Posted by OvertimeHero View Post

    So, what does this do for the title picture? Winner of Vera/Sylvia vs winner of Nog/Kongo???
    I think that makes the most sense. I don't think Dana would want to risk Sylvia getting the title back just by winning one fight. If he gets the title back he'll have to earn it. For that matter any of those 4 guys will have to earn it.

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    I think Couture was waiting for Dana to pull the trigger on the Fedor deal, which was the money fight. Then got jealous when Fedor's deal was sweeter, then ultimately frustrated that the only real money fight in the hw division couldn't happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmytheKing View Post
    Like this:


    Nah more like this

    "I consider Randy Couture (Pictures) a friend and still do," White told UFC.com editor Thomas Gerbasi. "He hooked up with some Hollywood agent that I b---- slapped about a month ago, and these Hollywood agents are parasites, so unfortunately this guy is probably in Randy's ear right now. But, that's the world Randy wants to be in; Randy wants to be in the movie world now, that's what he's working for and that's his guy right now."
    "This business is like a beauty salon," White told Iole. "These guys are all the toughest guys in the world, but they're like (expletives) in a beauty salon. They pass along rumors and gossip, which has no basis in reality and they believe all the (rumors) they hear. The Internet is very powerful and one of the best promotional tools we have, but it's a crazy place.

    "They hear these rumors and they believe them and then they get insulted like (expletives) after we try to talk reality with them. They'll say, ‘Well, this guy is getting this much,' but when I ask where they heard it, it's never a contract, it's always, ‘I read it on the Internet.' It's crazy."

    "You want to call me a liar, people think a lot of bad stuff about me anyway, but to call Lorenzo Fertitta a liar, the reason the sport exists right now is because of him and his brother (Frank)," White responded. "They've done nothing but good things for this sport, and I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for him and his brother. You ask anybody in Las Vegas about the reputation of the Fertitta family; they aren't liars, they are great people. So for him to say that about Lorenzo, it's not like Randy Couture (Pictures). It's not like him."
    http://www.sherdog.com/news/articles.asp?n_id=9465

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