It is I, Captain Obvious! I saw the Obvious symbol in the sky and rushed here to tell you that RANDY COUTURE PLANS TO FIGHT FEDOR WHEN HIS CONTRACT WITH THE UFC EXPIRES! I know … what would you have done without me? How would you have known this otherwise? I mean, sure … Randy’s been saying since he quit that his plan was to fight Fedor. But still, considering his ambiguous statements last week, I can see how an affirmation at this time would be reassuring to us fans.
The big question here is if the UFC is going to let Randy’s contract expire? And yeah … that’s the same question we were faced with two months ago when this whole shit salad got tossed. Randy’s contract says he has to fight X number of times by Y date. Perhaps if the UFC wasn’t booking him, he’d have an out at the end of his term. But since the UFC made a big deal of offering Big Nog to him so he could turn it down, I think that’s proof that Randy’s breaching the contract by refusing to honor his side of the deal.
Overall, this proclamation by Randy gets us no closer to a fight with Fedor than we were before he made it. If you think the UFC’s going to quietly back down and let Randy fight Fedor for another company then you is insane, mate! Oh and just to clarify, if you think that makes me happy or I’m taking sides, you’re wrong. I’d love to live in a world of magic and rainbows where the UFC and other promotions got along but alas this isn’t the case.