UFC 129 – Randy Couture on Lyoto Machida: “I believe this is my last fight”

UFC Hall of Famer, Randy Couture has revealed that his bout with Lyoto Machida at UFC 129 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada will probably be his last in the sport of mixed martial arts, explaining he wants to go out on his own terms.

Couture, speaking via ESPN.co.uk, said:

“I believe this is my last fight. I know the UFC is probably going to have other ideas, especially with acquiring Strikeforce and all that. They’re probably going to try to draw me into another fight, but I don’t think that’s going to happen.I want to stick to my guns and this is the last one.”

“I will miss the competition immensely but I want to go out on my terms. I want to go out when I think it’s time to go out and not because I lost this fight or lost that fight or because I had an injury that precludes me from training the way I want to train.

“I want to make the decision on my own.”

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