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Randy Couture with one of his belts.

Randy "Captain America" Couture is a retired UFC Hall of Famer, three-time former heavyweight champion and a two-time former light-heavyweight champion. He is one of only two fighters in the UFC to hold a title in two different weight classes, the other being B.J. Penn. He is also the only five-time champion in UFC history. He has competed in a record fifteen title fights in his career.

He most recently fought boxing legend James Toney in the latter's mixed martial arts debut, at heavyweight. He defeated Toney easily in the first round via arm-triangle submission. Toney didn't land a single punch or do a single offensive thing. Couture then contemplated retirement as his film career grows.

Couture unofficially announced his retirement on December 14, 2010. The next day he stated that the announcement was premature. It turned out to be very premature as Couture announced on January 1, 2011 that he had agreed to fight fellow former UFC light-heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida. Machida defeated Couture via second-round knockout, implementing an amazing flying front kick. Afterwards, Couture confirmed that he would never fight again.

Couture was next on set filming Hijacked with Vinnie Jones and the Expendables 2 with a star power cast of Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Jason Statham, Nicolas Cage, Jean-Claude Van Damme, John Travolta, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jet Li, Mickey Rourke, Chuck Norris, Terry Crews, among others.

FightsEdit

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Randy after a bloody war.


My Thoughts About Captain AmericaEdit

I'm sad that he's retiring after the Lyoto Machida fight this weekend. I wish I could see it happen live. Some part of me hopes that he doesn't and hopes that he beats Machida. A bigger part of me knows that it's his time. He said he wanted to go out on his own terms unlike other greats such as Chuck Liddell. I wish Randy luck in all he does. Let's hope he wins.

EDIT: Good luck, Randy.

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