Couture on Shogun/Machida: “If they offered me one of those guys tomorrow I’d take either one of them”

UFC legend, Randy Couture has once again stated that his mixed martial arts career would be far from finished if he’s handed a fight with either Mauricio “Shogun” Rua or Lyoto Machida, explaining he’d take a fight with one of the two tomorrow if offered.

Couture, speaking via MMAWeekly.com, said:

“Everyone’s been making a big deal about it (the recent quotes on retirement), I guess because they saw it in black-and-white or something. It’s no different to what I’ve been saying in interviews for the past three months.”

“There are two guys I’ve been interested in fighting: Shogun and Machida. Style-wise I match up well with those guys. They’re interesting, intriguing fighters. They have terribly strong wrestling backgrounds, which makes it a much greater war for me than those that don’t. If they offered me one of those guys tomorrow, I’d take either one of them. If they said ‘let’s make the Machida fight happen’, I’d need eight weeks.”

“I’m still having fun, but is there the desire to go out and win another title? No. I’m having a blast, which is why it’s more about intriguing match-ups. That’s why I’m interested in Shogun or Machida rather than going out and proving I’m a better wrestler than Jon Jones, Rampage Jackson or Rashad Evans. Those are frigging wars. It doesn’t mean that I couldn’t beat those guys, it’s just not what it’s about right now.”

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