43 Facts About Randy Couture

1. Randy Couture was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame on June 24, 2006 as the fourth inductee and is an inaugural member inducted into the International Sports Hall of Fame in 2012.

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2. Randy Couture became an alternate for the US team for three consecutive Olympic games and was a semifinalist at the 2000 Olympic Trials.

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3. Randy Couture is the only person to have won a UFC championship fight over the age of 40, the only athlete in UFC history to win a championship after becoming a Hall of Famer, and is the oldest title holder ever in the UFC and MMA.

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4. Randy Couture is a collegiate wrestler and fighter turned actor from Everett, Washington.

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5. Randy Couture lives in Las Vegas with his wife Kim and his stepson.

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6. At the age of 33, Randy Couture began his professional fighting career with the Ultimate Fighting Championship in 1997.

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7. Randy Couture is a mixed martial arts fighter and boxer.

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8. Randy Couture began acting in 2003, taking a small part in the film Cradle 2 the Grave and acting as himself on the hit reality show, The Ultimate Fighter.

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9. Randy Couture began his acting career in 2003 when he played the role of a fighter in Cradle 2 the Grave.

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10. Randy Couture often works with and is the long-term partner of model and actress Mindy Robinson.

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11. Randy Couture has three children: sons Ryan and Caden, and daughter Aimee.

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12. Randy Couture was previously married to Sharon, Tricia, and Kim Couture.

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13. Randy Couture appeared on Impractical Jokers as a guest during Sal Vulcano's punishment in the episode "Pantsing with the Stars".

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14. Randy Couture has appeared in 3 episodes of the TV series Hawaii Five-0 as Jason Duclair.

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15. Randy Couture starred alongside 50 Cent and Bruce Willis in the 2011 film, Setup, as an enforcer named Petey.

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16. Randy Couture played Toll Road in the 2010 movie The Expendables and reprised the role in the 2012 and 2014 sequels.

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17. Randy Couture appeared on an episode of The History Channel show Human Weapon on September 27, 2007, and starred in the 2008 film The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior.

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18. Randy Couture made a cameo appearance on the season finale of the CBS show The Unit, as a military guard.

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19. On January 29, 2013, Randy Couture signed with Bellator to be a coach in the first season of their reality show, Fight Master: Bellator MMA which debuted in June 2013.

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20. Randy Couture had stated he was interested in fighting either Lyoto Machida or Mauricio Rua.

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21. Randy Couture had stated before the bout it would be his final fight.

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22. Randy Couture dominated Toney, taking him down and mounting him within seconds, and quickly making him submit to an arm triangle choke.

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23. Randy Couture received a $250,000 purse for defeating Gabriel Gonzaga.

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24. Randy Couture received $250,000 for his comeback fight with Tim Sylvia.

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25. Randy Couture controlled the pace of the fight for five rounds, smothering Sylvia with strikes and numerous takedowns.

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26. At the age of 43, Randy Couture defeated Sylvia by unanimous decision to become UFC Heavyweight Champion for a third time.

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27. On January 11, 2007, Randy Couture announced his return from retirement in an interview on the Spike TV magazine show, "Inside the UFC".

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28. Randy Couture returned for the finale, where he took part in a football-based round.

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29. On November 17, 2006, Randy Couture fought and drew with Brazilian jiu-jitsu champion Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza in a submission wrestling contest.

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30. Randy Couture appeared in the Rob Schneider movie Big Stan, with fellow mixed martial artists Don Frye and Bob Sapp.

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31. Randy Couture faced Liddell for the third and final time in a championship match at UFC 57, on February 4, 2006.

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32. Randy Couture dominated all three rounds before winning by doctor stoppage due to a cut, and became a two-time UFC Light heavyweight Champion.

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33. Randy Couture was again the underdog but, after outstriking Liddell for three rounds, took the fight to the ground and won by TKO via strikes from full mount, becoming the first UFC fighter to win titles in two weight classes.

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34. Randy Couture was stripped of the title and cut from the UFC.

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35. Randy Couture won a unanimous decision over UFC veteran Jeremy Horn in his first fight, and then another over Pancrase veteran Ryushi Yanagisawa.

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36. Randy Couture had his first and only match against Shooto veteran and grappling especialist Enson Inoue.

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37. Randy Couture clinched again and wore Belfort down with dirty boxing.

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38. Randy Couture was an underdog, as 19-year-old Belfort was the UFC 12 Heavyweight Tournament Champion, winning all of his matches with devastating punches.

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39. Randy Couture has displayed a variety of skills in boxing and catch wrestling.

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40. Randy Couture was an Olympic wrestling alternate and has lived in Corvallis, Oregon throughout much of his career, where he served as an assistant wrestling coach and a strength and conditioning coach for Oregon State University.

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41. Randy Couture is one of the few MMA champions to regain a title he had lost, and the only to have done it three times.

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42. Randy Couture is the only person over the age of 40 to have won a UFC championship fight, having done so four times.

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43. Randy Couture had the most title reigns in the UFC, with six.

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