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Post Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 10:31 pm 
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Heavyweight champ 'tired of swimming upstream'

ATLANTA (SI.com) -- Mixed martial arts legend Randy Couture announced his retirement on Thursday, leaving the UFC heavyweight title up for grabs.

Couture, 44, faxed his letter of resignation to the UFC, stating that he is completely cutting ties with the organization he helped build. He is not only surrendering his belt but also stepping aside as broadcast commentator, spokesman and ambassador for the leading brand in MMA.

"I appreciate this opportunity the sport of MMA and the UFC has given me," Couture said in the letter. "However, I'm tired of swimming upstream at this stage with the management of the UFC. It only makes sense at this point in my career to fight Fedor Emelianenko, and since he's now signed with another organization, I feel like it's time to resign and focus on my other endeavours.

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Post Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 9:06 am 
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wow! red tape even on the MMA scene eh?

read this part on the longer version of the article:
Couture's announcement was sent from South Africa, where he is on location filming the movie, The Scorpion King: Rise of the Akkadian.

wasnt this the 2002 the Mummy Spin-off movie of the Rock ?

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Post Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 9:45 am 
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Man I should have taken a picture with him when i saw him shopping at Fry's Electronics weeks ago

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Post Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 9:55 am 
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Man I should have taken a picture with him when i saw him shopping at Fry's Electronics weeks ago

Man, that would have been cool. I'd settle for a photo even with just Joe Rogan :D

I bet you see plenty of celebs now that you're in LV.

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Post Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 10:29 am 
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vader wrote:
Man, that would have been cool. I'd settle for a photo even with just Joe Rogan :D

I bet you see plenty of celebs now that you're in LV.


yeah there's a lot celebs especially if there's an event. I was gonna approached Couture but i couldn't remember his name that's why I decided not to ask his pix

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