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Randy Couture Thinks It Might Be Time To ‘Move On’ From MMA (Update)

“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.

Image via Esther Lin for MMA Fighting

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.”

  • Neal And Bob

    Fedor already beat him in MMA…. :D

  • Lou

    Neal and Bob are a homosexual couple who know know what they are talking about with MMA.

  • MMA#1

    I think he should retire.I would rather him retire now before he starts a losing streak where people will remember him as a has been, instead of an MMA legend and hall of famer. The same thing happened to chuck,he ruined his reputation.

  • Ivan

    if the guy is talking like that, then let him decide what is good for him… at 47, it may be the time to hang up the glove for another challenges… Randy was great on Expendables and i wish him the best for his new acting career… this is an opportunity he shouldn’t miss! this guy is a legend of MMA… he’s done enough.

  • http://youtube.com/wherewhenwhat MizasterJ

    Time to hang it up. Its been grand.

  • http://highdollar.net/wordpressHD/mma-2/ Billdo

    He’s still better at fighting than acting. The movie was good, but you could tell he was out of his league. I’m not sure acting is his next successful career path, and I’d rather see him fight a few more times anyway.

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