Ever since he introduced James Toney to the intricacies of the ground game, Randy Couture has repeatedly stated that he would prefer to take an acting gig over another fight. It appears he got his wish, for now at least. Couture has landed a small role in an upcoming Bruce Willis movie called “Setup.”

Couture revealed his plans while a guest on “The Dave and Mahoney Morning Show” on Las Vegas’ X-107.5 FM. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) lead staff reporter was also a guest on the show.

“I’m getting ready to do a movie in Grand Rapids, Mich., here the first couple weeks of December with Bruce Willis,” Couture said. “‘Setup.’

“It just happened a couple of days ago. It’s a fun character. Small part, but a fun character in kind of a gangster movie.”

“Setup” reportedly “revolves around a group of friends who are catapulted into the middle of a diamond heist that turns deadly.” The film is said to have a modest budget of $20 million. Couture will play a gangster named Pete.

Couture plans to move on to “The Expendables” sequel once he’s finished with “Setup.” If everything goes according to plan, filming for the sequel will begin in March. He says he’s putting his fighting career “on hold” for now, but he “might not be able to walk away” if the UFC offers him something “interesting” enough.

Either way, it sounds like the absolute earliest we could see Couture back in the Octagon is sometime next summer.

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