I spent 10 minutes of my very important and oh so busy life transcribing that video last week where Randy Couture said he wasn’t going to retire after the Machida fight. He wasn’t even going to say ‘retire’ any more lest he become ‘the Brett Favre of MMA.’ Now I want my 10 minutes back to do something more productive like jacking off inside BOP magazines at Wal-Mart or staring into space – Couture’s changed his tune AGAIN:
“I believe this is my last fight,” Couture told ESPN.com on Monday. “I know the UFC is probably going to have other ideas, especially with acquiring Strikeforce and all that. They’re probably going to try to draw me into another fight but I don’t think that’s going to happen. I want to stick to my guns and this is the last one.”
“I will miss the competition immensely but I want to go out on my terms,” Couture said. “I want to go out when I think it’s time to go out and not because I lost this fight or lost that fight or because I had an injury that precludes me from training the way I want to train.
“I want to make the decision on my own.”
Either Randy is on his period or he’s having good days / bad days at his training camp which are messing with his mind or something. It’s usually enough for a guy to wrestle with training partners during his camp, never mind obviously conflicting thoughts about the future of his career.
I wonder if the decision needs to be made so the UFC knows whether to wheel out a retirement cake and party hat after his fight in Toronto? I’d hold off on that – all it takes is getting a contract to Randy on the right day of the week and I bet he’d sign on the dotted line. Only to think “Shit, I thought I retired” the next day.