Dana White Happy to Be out of the Randy Couture Business

Steven MuehlhausenContributor IIIJanuary 31, 2013

Dec 29, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA; UFC president Dana White speaks during post fight press conference at UFC 155 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

You never know how one person truly feels about another until they have left you. With Dana White, we now know he feels about Randy Couture.

According to MMA reporter Brett Okamoto, White had this to say about UFC Hall of Fame fighter Randy Couture's signing a contract with Spike TV and being a coach on the upcoming Bellator reality show:

Couture, who retired from the sport after his loss to Lyoto Machida at UFC 129 in April of 2011, had only been making UFC appearances doing analyst work on the UFC on Fox shows.

"The Natural" is one of two fighters to hold titles in different weight classes, when he won the heavyweight and light heavyweight titles. Couture, though, hasn't always had the greatest relationship with the UFC.

After retaining his heavyweight title over Gabriel Gonzaga at UFC 74 in 2007, Couture quit the promotion after not getting a fight in the UFC with Fedor Emelianenko. Couture ended up returning one year later, losing the title to Brock Lesnar.

The UFC has hired some fighters from the early era of Zuffa, as they hired Chuck Liddell and last week hired Matt Hughes to executive positions within the company.

Couture didn't do analyst work at the UFC on Fox 6 show last Saturday and was replaced in the booth by light heavyweight fighter Chael Sonnen. At least now we know why Couture wasn't in the booth.

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