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Monday, Apr 04, 2016

Randy Couture Says he Was “Approached” to Fight Fedor Emelianenko in Latter’s Return

Retired MMA legend Randy "The Natural" Couture

By FCF Staff

After Fedor Emelianenko announced he was coming out of retirement, there was widespread speculation about who he would face, and Randy Couture says he was one of the fighters that was approached.

Emelianenko ended up facing Jaideep Singh at Rizin FF’s New Year’s Eve card in Japan, and finished the fight in the opening round. Recently Couture appeared on “Inside MMA”, and during the interview, he was asked if he’s been approached about fighting again. The 52 year-old legend relayed he was asked about fighting Fedor, after the latter announced his comeback last year. In fact, Couture claims he was the first fighter they called.

The former UFC champ, however, added that one of the more “rational decisions” in his last was to retire. You can watch the segment below.

posted by FCF Staff @ 10:58 am
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