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UFC wins court case over Randy Couture’s name

After a week of legal maneuvering in Las Vegas court, the Ultimate Fighting Championships has won the rights to the name ‘Randy Couture’ and all ‘Couture’ related endeavors. The landmark ruling was announced this morning by UFC president Dana White and his team of lawyers.

“No longer can Randy Couture break his contract and use his name to promote other businesses related to ultimate fighting, also sometimes called mixed martial arts,” Mr White said during a press conference. “We spent millions of dollars developing Randy Couture as a brand, and we are happy to reclaim that brand and bring it home where it belongs.”

The dispute between the UFC and Randy Couture began months ago when the reigning heavyweight champion walked away from his title and publicly resigned. Since then the UFC has contended that Couture violated non-compete clauses in his contract by continuing to appear outside his home using the name they own.

With this ruling, the fighter formerly known as Randy Couture will now be known as Andy Bouture. “It was the closest thing to Randy Couture the court would allow us to use” said a disappointed Bouture. “Wait, can I say my old name, or will I get sued for that too?”

Things could get a lot worse for the former UFC heavyweight champion. UFC lawyers have just filed papers requesting that Bouture be cryogenically frozen in the basement of UFC headquarters until his non-compete clause expires in August. They claim this is necessary to avoid future confusion, as they plan on lending the name ‘Randy Couture’ to Mark Coleman for his fight with Brock Lesnar this summer.

“We can’t really have two Randy Coutures wandering around, now can we?” said UFC legal council Mark DiFello.

  • Foojita

    T-Minus 5 minutes before this is on the front page of mmaweekly.

  • Lifer

    do they get to keep his wife too?

  • Matt (but I signed up as Mr. Unbelievable Pants)

    What?! They own the rights to his name? That is freaking ridiculous man!!!

    Holy jesus hell!

    To own a guy like that. Hard to believe! I for one will definitely keep on supporting Bandy Goature, no matter what his name ends up being.

  • nephildevil

    now i wanna beat up some lawyer

    and a lawyer trains with us :D

    too bad he is the coach and i dont stand a chance against him lol

  • Dukes

    Another classic. Do you think WEC fighter Candy Routure will get into the legal wrangling?!

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  • John Smith #400

    I lol’d

  • Fightlinker Jackal

    What JS #400 said.

  • Lifer

    i could actually picture dana white with his head bent down reading the press release with all the eloquency of a 5th grader.

  • Captain

    Oh that crazy fightlinker. Has the OAC figured out how to sue your ass yet?

  • Atom

    Gerbrilski strikes again.

  • Micah

    sounds like you’re trying to keep from being sued by luke cummo or the OSA by trying to set a precedent that you post bull shit stories all the time. nice try

  • Si

    you guys must really love fucking 60 year old judges.

  • Lifer

    Micah – hopefully you said that in jest.

  • frickshun

    That was fucking funny. I guess you’re getting healthy again . . .

  • Big D D

    Watch it Micah! I hear the jackals coming to protect their own.

  • penxv

    He should start using a pseudonym.

  • penxv

    Oh… its a joke.


  • Thomas aka Hattori Hanzo

    A Zuffa assasination squad is going to fightlinker’s house

  • Tanner

    awww jesus here comes another lawsuit. you fuckers are lucky you’re from canadia

  • Boondock

    I fuckin love it keep it up!!!!
    These bullshit stories are better then the real thing!

  • ruggertenthousand

    Awesome! it wouldn’t surprise me at all if they asked for that type of relief from the court. BTW, He doesn’t stand a chance in that jurisdiction. They will have him fighting in his 80’s if they have their way…

  • Rich Bergeron


    The UFC has trademarked the word “the” and will sue anyone who tries to use it. I’m just using it because I’m already being sued.

  • Matt


  • TheFightster

    I would of picked Sandy Laquor or Mandy Manure, there are plenty of awesome names to choose from for the former champ.

    I believe UFC also own’s “The Natural,” even if they don’t they use their legal power to make you not want to have ever been born.

  • Tanner

    You have got to be fucking kidding me ^

  • Atom

    Stop stealing my links, Tanner (which I RIGHTFULLY stole from someone else)