“I’m not sure what I am gonna do. I am definitely gonna make some more movies there is no question about that, we start shooting the sequel for The Expendables in March, this next Spring, so I am excited about that… I don’t know what is gonna happen on the fight front. I have had my wars, done my thing. I’ve been having fun, I can still fight, but I am not sure I want to make another run at the title or anything like that. I enjoy the sport, I enjoy fighting, but its probably time to move on.
—Randy Couture telling Fighters Only Magazine it’s probably time for him to “move on” from mixed martial arts
It looks like Randy Couture is finally ready to move on from MMA, but will he? He’s told multiple outlets in recent months that he would probably take a movie role over a big fight if he had to choose, but besides a role in the Expendables sequel in March, it doesn’t sound like he has anything else lined up on the acting front. He did tell FIGHT! Magazine yesterday he would still like to fight Fedor Emelianenko if the opportunity ever presents itself (would be a fitting fight to end his career on), but beyond intriguing fights like that, Couture doesn’t seem too interested in fighting just anyone at this point.
We’ll have to wait and see where Couture’s careers take him, but my guess is he gets better offers from the UFC than Hollywood and fights at least twice more in 2011.
Update: I’m not sure how much it really matters, but Randy Couture has Dana White’s complete support in whatever he decides to do.
“I don’t think he can resist (fighting), but my personal opinion is he’s had some wins, and I’d love to see a guy like him go out on top,” White said.
“I’m not going to count Randy out,” he said. “Who the hell knows what he could do? He could fight until he is 57. Who knows? But I still consider him one of the best in the world at 205 (pounds).”
“Randy wanting to retire right now, I’d be totally cool with that,” White said. “Randy Couture wanting to fight again, I’d be totally cool with that.”