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Couture not part of UFC's big announcement, says wife

Steve Cofield
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UFC president Dana White said he had a big announcement on the way that would change the direction of the business over the next five years.

The hot rumors include:

  • UFC getting clearance from New York which will lead to nationwide clearance
  • The WWE's Vince McMahon and White are buying out UFC owners Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta
  • Randy Couture and Fedor Emelianenko are facing off in the fall under the UFC banner

All appear to be untrue.

Randy wife's, Kim, appeared on ESPNRadio1100 in Las Vegas to dispel the notion that her husband will fight again for UFC:

'It's just amazing how all these rumors get started' said Kim Couture. 'People put whatever they want out there.'

Kim also said that she and Randy don't worry about when he'll be back in the ring or octagon:

'Me and Randy don't get involved in it. We don't even know what's going on with it. We let the lawyers handle it. We don't let it affect our lives. I assume they'll call us up when we're free and clear. He plans on fighting this winter.'

White and his reaction to Randy's retirement was also discussed:

'I don't even try to figure (White) out. This whole thing with Randy was taken as a personal attack. Randy was simply saying I don't want to work with you anymore.'

Listen to the entire interview from the Cofield & Cokin Show:

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