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The Coutures and the courts ... the never ending saga

Steve Cofield

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The timing can't be any worse for Randy Couture. He's making his return to the UFC this Saturday and now you have to worry that his mind might be elsewhere. Couture put his year long courtroom battle with UFC to rest but now a battle against Affliction has blown up. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that Randy's wife Kim has won a restraining order against Todd Beard from Affliction:

Kim Couture won the order Wednesday against Affliction Inc. clothing company owner Todd Eugene Beard. She alleges in court documents that Beard has a violent criminal history and engaged in "threatening" actions. A court spokeswoman said the order restraining Beard from approaching Kim Couture was issued Wednesday by Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Doug Smith.

Couture took it one step further, Beard isn't free to attend this weekend's UFC fight card in Las Vegas:

Kim Couture also asked the judge to prohibit Beard from attending a UFC bout featuring Randy Couture this Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden arena.

This could get very ugly for Beard. The sordid details of his past and present behavior have never really surfaced. All of that may come to the forefront when this battle actually hits the courtroom.

Couture foreshadowed this action last week during a video interview with Yahoo! Sports. 'The Natural' shredded Beard and said that he no longer wants any part of the guy.

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