It appears all the rumors, speculation and reports surrounding Randy Couture’s return to the UFC will be settled Tuesday afternoon. Steve Cofield of Yahoo! Sports is reporting the UFC will hold a press conference at 12PM PT to announce a new deal with Couture.
According to the report, it appears Randy will indeed face off against Brock Lesnar at UFC 91. It will mark Couture’s first appearance inside the Octagon in a little over a year. It was not specified if the fight would be for the heavyweight title or not.
It is still believed that a win over Lesnar could set Couture up for a potential fight with the man he’s wanted all along, Fedor Emelianenko. Of course, for that to happen, the UFC and M-1/Affliction will have to come to terms to make that fight a reality, which history has proven to be a long-shot at best. Simply put, I’ll believe it when I see it.
We’ll keep you posted…