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Randy Couture is backing off that retirement talk


The will he / won’t he retirement watch for Randy Couture continues. Last we heard, the pendulum was swinging retirement’s way but now it sounds like it’s coming back to the other side, with Randy giving up on farewell proclamations and just seeing how he feels when offers are thrown his way:

Now when this is all said and done whatever be the outcome is this the end? Is it finally the end of the Natural’s career?

I’ve said and everyone make such a big deal about my tweet I think because I put it in black and white but it’s nothing different from what I’ve been saying since the James Toney fight. I’m coming to the end of it realistically, I’m enjoying the transition to making more movies. There are a few very interesting fights out there for me. But realistically at 47 the end is in sight. And when that will be, I don’t know. I’m taking them one at a time. I’ve been doing that for 13 years now.

So you could see yourself fighting beyond this?

I’m not going to say it’s the end. Not going to make any official announcements. it doesn’t make sense to do that because they’ll throw something at me that’s intruiging and interesting to me and I’ll be right back in there. And then I will be the Brett Favre of MMA. I did it once, I don’t think anyone will buy it a second time anyways. I think when I’m done, when I’m done fighting I’ll just fade away.

I figure he’s one brutal face smashing away from hanging them up for good. But who knows with Randy. The guy has a hard time knowing what he’ll feel about his marriages in a year, let alone his career. And if Dana White can use that mercurial disposition to entice Randy Couture into the cage once every twelve months, I’m down with that.

  • CAP

    If he gets past Machida they will give him one last title shot. And Jones can give him that brutal face smash farewell. It’s been fun Handy.

  • frickshun

    ^^skater hater.

  • glassjawsh

    this is getting brett fav-ruh levels of irritating….

  • CAP

    Yeah who am I kidding Machida will smash him. Hate Hate Hate. I like Randy and all but I don’t see him hanging at the top anymore.

  • Dexerion

    Guys like Jordan, Montana, Farve, they just can’t quit. Randy is definitely in that category. He nailed it, he’ll just fade away.