Randy Couture is a legend in the world of MMA and is a six-time UFC Champion and one of an elite, small group of fighters who have won championship titles in two weight divisions. Couture who had a lengthy career in the UFC, finally announced that he was done fighting in 2011, at age 47. After he was defeated by a second-round jumping front kick, by Brazilian fighter Lyoto “Leo” Machida. If you’re curious about what Couture is up to in his MMA retirement, simply continue reading.
There are many things Randy is involved with. Here is a long list of them:
Couture actually pursued an acting career before the end of his professional fighting career and starred in the blockbuster action film “The Expendables” in 2010. He played the character Toll Road, a crucial part of the Expendables team and the crew’s demolition expert. “The Expendables” which also starred Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, and Dolph Lundgren was a runaway hit and spawned sequels in 2012 and 2014.
If you’re a fan of the popular film series you’re in luck as Couture is set to reprise his role as Toll Road, in the fourth installment of the series, “The Expendables 4”, which is set to be released in 2022.
Some other notable movies in which Couture has starred over the years include Hijacked, The Hard Way, Antidote, Final Kill, and The Manson Brothers Midnight Zombie Massacre.
Dancing With The Stars:
Couture was a contestant on Season 19 of Dancing With The Stars. However, Couture was quickly eliminated in the third week of the popular show.
MMA gym owner:
Randy Couture is the founder of his very own MMA gym, Xtreme Couture which opened its doors in 2006. After retiring from fighting, Couture spends a lot of time working at Xtreme Couture as an instructor. As Couture is passionate about being able to hand down the fighting skills which he picked up over his lengthy career, to the next generation of MMA fighters.
Xtreme Couture is a family business and Randy trains students alongside his son Ryan Couture, who is best known for fighting in Bellator. While Randy is still a huge part of Xtreme Couture, in 2020 he made the decision to pass on the title of CEO of Xtreme Couture to his son Ryan.
Couture also created his own clothing company Xtreme Couture Clothing Apparel, which is linked to the Xtreme Couture gym. Some examples of merchandise that can be purchased from Xtreme Couture Clothing Apparel include short sleeve and long-sleeved graphic statement tees. Many of the items which are for sale are items that Couture regularly wears himself.
While Couture previously worked as an MMA commentator for both the UFC and Fox, Couture now is a regular commentator for the Professional Fighters League. Which was founded in 2018 after the defunct World Series of Fighting was acquired by MMAX Investment Partners. So if you want to see some of the UFC’s future MMA stars come through the ranks, it’s well worth watching the Professional Fighters League. Especially if you’re a fan of Randy Couture.
Couture frequently uses his fame in order to give back to worthy causes. For example, Couture often takes part in charity motorcycle rides in order to raise funds for US troops and veterans who suffer from debilitating injuries.
The Xtreme Couture GI Foundation:
Couture also founded his own foundation, the Xtreme Couture GI Foundation, which was founded by Couture in order to help combat veterans who are struggling financially, as they become civilians. All of the staff who work at the Xtreme Couture GI Foundation volunteer their time and so 100% of the money raised by the foundation is donated to ex-combat soldiers and their families, to help them with their financial obligations. Such as paying their mortgages and being able to provide for their kids.
The reason why Couture is so passionate about helping retired servicemen and women is that he served in the U.S Army 101st Airborne from 1982 to 1988. Prior to his UFC debut.
As one of the original trailblazers of the UFC, Couture frequently travels to MMA expos around the world to meet his fans. For example, in 2022 Couture flew to Manchester in the UK, in order to attend the For The Love of MMA Expo, which also attracted big names in the world of UFC such as British native Michael Bisping, Tito Ortiz, and George St Pierre.
So if you want to see more of Randy Couture, it’s well worth watching his commentary by watching the Professional Fighters League and the following Couture on his regularly updated social media accounts.