Pride 27 Results
PRIDE 27 Results
Held February 1, 2004
Osaka Castle Hall
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PRIDE 27: Inferno
PPV PREMIERE DATE: February 8, 2004
Couture Checks in With FCF
By Loretta Hunt
From Las Vegas this afternoon, recently unseated light-heavyweight champion Randy Couture called into FCF to let everyone know that he’s okay. In a slightly somber tone, Couture says his injury last night at UFC 46 was caused by a seam on the outside of the commission issued gloves that grazed his left eye. (Couture says he didn’t feel any impact from the actual punch). The damage required three stitches to his lower eyelid and five to his upper lid. Couture says there was also some retinal abrasion, as well as some irregularity with his pupil dilation that he was given eye drops for. Patched up and back in his Mandalay Bay hotel room, Couture says he has been resting with his wife and family members.
On the positive side, Couture was told all his optical maladies are expected to heal completely and with his stitches out in a few days, "the Natural" hopes to be back to training in less than two weeks. According to Couture, Zuffa has already started discussing the inevitable rematch with newly crowned champion Vitor Belfort and he let the promotion know that he’ll be ready to fight again as early as April (although he realistically anticipates a June date at the earliest.)
FCF wishes Couture, as well as the other injured UFC 46 participants, the speediest of recoveries.