Randy Couture is ready to call it a career, yet he's up for new challenges and it sounds like that could include future fights.
We tracked down Couture just before he hit the friendly skies for Toronto and UFC 129. He's steadfast in his desire to walk away, win or lose, after his fight against Lyoto Machida, but when we mentioned UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones, Couture had an interesting take. Couture said the "UFC would have to make it right" for him to take a fight against Jones (3:00 mark). He also mentioned that he was offered Jones in the past and turned down the fight.
Couture was also reacting to Dana White saying he didn't think the legend was going to retire. White made the comment to Adam Hill of the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Reached via text message late Tuesday, UFC president Dana White made it clear he thinks Couture will continue fighting if he beats Machida.
It's likely Couture walks away, works some UFC broadcasts and serves an ambassador for the sport, but it'll be interesting to see what he does if he scores a big upset over Machida. Never say never.
You can watch UFC 129 on PPV (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) right here on Yahoo! Sports.
- Randy Couture
- Lyoto Machida