Couture-UFC Court Battle To End Soon?

         Randy CoutureDana White

It seems like forever since Randy Couture and the Ultimate Fighting Championship have been at odds over Couture’s current contract with the promotion with neither side giving in; perhaps some headway is being made as according to Alex Marvez of was informed by Couture that a Texas state court is prepared to rule on his contractual standing with the UFC.  The UFC claims that Couture owes them two fights as its heavyweight champion; on the other hand, Couture states that his tenure with the UFC should end when a non-compete clause expires on October 11.

Couture also said that he expects appeals to be filed no matter the ruling; however, Couture expects to fight Fedor Emelianenko at some time in the future with Couture adding, “When, where and with what promotion — we don’t know.  It could happen in UFC. We just don’t know.  I want it to happen.  Fedor wants it to happen.  In some way, shape or form, we’re going to make it happen.”

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