Say what you will about Dana White … he’s typically pretty pretty good at directing his anger with laser-like precision at those he targets. Not so good at this new trash-talking game is Affliction co-founder Todd Beard, who trashed Dana, the UFC, the Fertittas, and … Randy Couture.
“Randy, if you’re listening right now, I hope (expletive) Lesnar kills you,” Beard stated.
This is just slightly kinda odd because Affliction runs an entire line of Xtreme Couture shirts. Take it one step further and note that even Dana and Lorenzo Fertitta were very careful about what they said with Randy, fearing potential backlash from MMA fans. Here’s Randy’s thoughts:
“I really don’t understand where Todd Beard’s coming from in his attack to me, my wife, and my attorney, and now the Ferttitas and Lorenzo specifically, and Dana White. I don’t understand it,” stated Couture. “He feels there’s this adversarial relationship created and I just don’t get it. It’s gone beyond kind of the antics of being a promoter, so we’ll see how all that unfolds, and where the relationship stands, and where we end up with that down the road.
Now with Beard coming out with very damaging statements towards Couture, could the future with Affliction be on rocky ground?
“It’s certainly going to be affected. The relationship’s already been affected by Todd Beard’s demeanor and some of the things he’s said, so that’s all up in the air,” Couture said in closing.
First we had Tom Atencio running around contradicting himself every two seconds and now we have Todd Beard pissing the wrong people off. Is there anything this team can’t do?