The Canadian Broadcast Company dropped a pretty serious allegation on Randy Couture during a Sunday investigative piece two weeks ago. The CBC chronicled the fighters' struggles against the UFC and its "evil" leader Dana White. It featured multiple comments from Couture making the case for fighters, the possibilty of a union and he spoke out against the UFC for paying so little of its revenues to its employees. Evan Solomon closed the piece by suggesting that Couture was strong-armed into dropping the cause in exchange for a $2.75 million payment. Cage Writer spoke with Randy's wife Kim, who was blindsided a bit by the claim:
"The amount that he's gotten is the same amount that he's always gotten. It wasn't about the money. The issues he was having at the time are things that he talked and worked out with Dana and (UFC owner) Lorenzo (Fertitta), and they're still in talks about a lot of things he was hoping to get accomplished for the guys."
She says that money could never buy her husband's silence:
"I don't think he's let any of those issues go. Certainly the money isn't the focal point of all his complaints. If he could've been bought, the stuff wouldn't have happened in the first place because there was an offer of come over here for so and so million or comeback for x amount of dollars. He took a stance for a reason. He's trying to make it fair all the guys not just for him."