From Josh Hedges/Zuffa:
UFC HEAVYWEIGHT RANDY COUTURE TO FLEX BRAIN POWER ON ‘WEAKEST LINK,’ FRIDAY, JANUARY 31
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship Two-Time Champion To Test Trivia Brawn On Syndicated Spin Off Of Popular NBC-TV Game Show
Will brushing up with FCF help Couture’s chances on Weakest Link?
Las Vegas, January 28, 2003…Former two-time Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight Champion Randy Couture of Portland, Ore., will flex his trivia brawn Friday, January 31, as one of six contestants on the syndicated, daily version of the popular NBC-TV game show “Weakest Link.” The show airs nationally at different times in all major U.S. television markets. Viewers should check local listings for the time in their market.
As a UFC fighter, Couture will compete as part of the show’s “dangerous jobs” theme against five contestants whose occupations put them in at-risk situations. Contestants first work together to answer a series of general knowledge questions to reach a money goal within a time limit each round. At the end of each round, they vote to eliminate the fellow competitor they deem to be the weakest link in the chain. Those eliminated leave with nothing. In the final round, the two players left battle it out head-to-head in a best-of-three shootout until one wins. The other leaves with nothing. In Friday’s show, Couture will compete against a rodeo cowboy, a female fire-eater, a drag racer, a female stunt person and a female boxer who is also a sheriff.
Couture, 7-4-0 in mixed martial arts fighting, held the UFC Heavyweight Championship from December 1997 to October 1998 and from November 2000 until March 2002. He is a former four-time national champion in Greco-Roman wrestling and was a three-time All-American wrestler at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Okla., where he earned a bachelor’s degree in foreign language (German) and literature.