Eastern Canada is on fire right now. The NHL playoffs are just days away from starting and UFC 129, which is being held in Toronto Ontario, is fast approaching. On April 30th the Canadian sensation and UFC welterweight king, Georges St-Pierre will take on former Strikeforce middleweight champion, Jake Shields in the main event. This event should be off the chains, as Canadians love their MMA and GSP has reached legendary status throughout the country.
Another intriguing fight on the card features the veteran Randy Couture former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida. This is a fight that Couture really wanted, particularly after his last match which, let’s face it, was more of a gimmick match against James Toney. Toney was completely out classed and had no business getting into the ring. Couture told MMA Weekly that he nearly called it quits after that fight.
It’s not like Couture has anything to prove to his fans. At 47 years young, Couture is arguably one of the greatest MMA professionals of all time. It seems like Couture just loves the sport way too much. He doesn’t have ambitions of making another title run, but if he beats Machida, that might be exactly what he gets.
Couture did tell MMA Weekly that he wasn’t planning on sticking around forever or even past his time. Obviously, when that time comes only Couture will know it, but Couture made it clear that he didn’t want to be the Brett Favre of the MMA.
Randy Couture doesn’t have to worry about being the Brett Favre of the MMA unless he takes up sexting and sending cockshots to sexy ringside girls, which just wouldn’t be natural for The Natural.
Here’s a video of Randy Couture interviewed by MMA Weekly, he looks focused, and he’s still up for a good challenge, but you get the sense that Randy Couture is coming to the end of the line.