Dana White on Randy Couture: “In 10 years, we’re all going to look back and go, ‘That guy was a freak. Holy shit, he was incredible.’”

UFC President, Dana White discusses the career of one of the greatest mixed martial artists to ever grace the octagon, Randy “The Natural” Couture, explaining he doesn’t think this will be the last time we see the UFC Hall of Famer in action.

Dana White, speaking via a media conference call, said:

“No. I’m going to go out there and say it again. I know he was chirping, he was mad at me earlier, but listen. Randy Couture, I’ve been saying it and you guys have been standing in front of me when I said it. This guy is one of the top 10 best in the world. And I think he’s one of those guys that says, ‘Yeah, I’m retiring. I’m done.’ It’s hard to do. You see Chuck Liddell. You don’t know what I went through to get Chuck Liddell to retire. And I don’t think anybody would disagree that it was time for him to retire. Who knows with this guy? I’m not saying it’s not time for him to retire but who knows? He’s such a competitor that every time there’s something out there and he says, ‘You know what? I think I can beat this guy,’ I think he’s going to come out and try to do it.”

“I honestly don’t know of another fight he wants. I’m sure there’s a couple of match-ups out there. If the right thing happens, I think Randy will jump in and take the fight. And I think it’s always fun to see him fight. If he’s 62 and can still do it, I want to see it.”

“I’m happy for him either way. First of all, he can go out on a win streak, go out on a high in his career, as old as he was, and literally go down as one of the greatest ever. Right here and now, we’re so used to him that we really don’t celebrate the fucking incredible journey this guy has had and the incredible athlete he is. I can’t get on the treadmill. I’m 42. Everything hurts. My leg hurts, my neck hurts, my back hurts. This guy is going out and fighting 22 year olds. Who does that? Look throughout history. Everyone went apeshit it was on the cover of everything when George Foreman knocked out Michael Moorer. This guy is still doing it. Now we’re all used to it and numb to it. In 10 years, we’re all going to look back and go, ‘That guy was a freak. Holy shit, he was incredible.’”

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