Randy Couture responds to UFC flak
SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- Retired two-division champion and mixed martial arts icon Randy Couture is eager to move onto the next stage of his career, despite believing a multi-year creative partnership with Spike TV signifies his "death sentence" with the UFC.
"All the things that have taken place in the last couple weeks, I'd be surprised if there's an opportunity to come back," Couture told ESPN.com after a news conference announcing the arrangement. "I don't think there's any going back."
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