UFC Press Conference: Firing Back At Couture

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Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta will be holding a press conference Tuesday October 30 at 4 pm EST, to address the whole Randy Couture resignation.

I’m sick of this whole situation, but their are rumors that Randy Couture and Dana White have come to terms. Also, Randy and his wife released statements defending randy on their blog, but have now been taken down. We will have the key point, if any that come out of this press conference live.

UFC Press Conference Key Points

  1. Speaking at the conference, Lorenzo Fertitta, Dana White, and UFC CFO John Malkey.
  2. Dana White, “Randy Couture is still a friend of mine”
  3. Malkey, talks really fast, stating out a bunch of numbers, all to say Randy Couture received a 500k signing bonus.
  4. Fartitta, “He damaged our company”, with his press conference.
  5. Dana White, Chuck Liddell “Is my best friend in this world industry”.
  6. Regarding taking legal action with Randy, Couture is still under contract with the UFC “We will do what we have to do to protect our rights”
  7. Dana White, Talks more shit about Fedor Emilianenko, at the end saying Randy Couture is a the best fighter in the world, not Fedor.
  8. Dana White, again talks about Randy Couture’s “Hollywood Agent” feeding him bullshit.
  9. Dana White, we will be offering Randy Couture a fight later this week.
  10. Dana White, If Randy turns down this fight we will consider him retired and the two top contenders will fight for the UFC Heavyweight Title.
  11. Sounds like if Randy Couture ever fights again in another organization, the UFC will take legal action. Regardless of the nine month time limit.
  12. Dana White, Randy will get 2.9 Million this year from two fights.
  13. Dana White refuses to talk about Randy Coutures contract.
  14. UFC plans two expand to UK, Europe, Canada and Latin America.
  15. In the end Dana White states, we will no longer see Lorenzo Fertitta again at a press conference and the UFC will not talk about money again to the press.


  1. Strunky

    October 30, 2007 at 9:00 am

    O.K. time to put it to rest. See what Randy's decision is, and go from there, but if he chooses to vacate the UFC title, so be it. If he wants to fight elsewhere, leave him be. There's plenty more money left to be made for the UFC without him. Don't forget, ye high and mighty, no fighters = no contracts = no $. No Brainer?

  2. Ultimate47

    October 30, 2007 at 9:07 am

    I really dont think, we'll ever get to the bottom of this. Or at least, get told 100% facts about this whole situation. I honestly think, its probably a mixture of everything, there is probably a small amount of truth in everything we are told from both parties. I think Randy is big enough to make up his own mind and deside where his cereer goes. Hope this is sorted soon. So all the B.S can stop and people can just concentrate on fighting etc.Dana will more than likely get bashed for decisions he makes, because he doesnt care what pleases the people, he is a shrewed business man, with a brain that is the sae, thats why the UFC has become as big as it is. Randy is a superb athlete and fighter, and he has helped it along the way. Two big opinions, and people. Dana, do whats best for the UFC, Randy, do whats best for YOU!

  3. kom34

    October 30, 2007 at 1:25 pm

    We're not going to hear the total truth is right. What I don't get it the fact that UFC claims Randy got 500K and Randy says he didn't, somebody is flat out lying there. I don't think Randy will take the fight they offer him so I can just hope that they let him out of the contract in 9 months so he can end his career the right way…win or lose against Fedor.

  4. onri

    October 30, 2007 at 2:36 pm

    Ok, you want to know the truth. Randy is a classy guy who has money, he has a wife, he doesn't need to badmouth the UFC for no reason. UFC and Dana are trying to save face by all of their press conferences, but you know what, I dont care…I'm siding with Randy…period.

  5. derek

    October 30, 2007 at 3:22 pm

    (1) what i don't get is how fedor is able to sign with M1. when UFC bought pride, they bought all the fighters as "entities" — vanderlei, henderson, shogun, takanori… but why not fedor? i read UFC will take legal action against M1?

    (2) if randy wants fedor to be his last fight, and the UFC feels this strongly about randy, then they would make randy-fedor happen. sure, it would be expensive, but the PPV numbers, ticket sales, etc would be outrageous.

    (3) randy could just wait out the 9 months, when his contract expires and sign a 1 fight deal with M1 to fight fedor. i'm sure that could happen.

  6. steve

    October 30, 2007 at 3:33 pm

    when they bought pride they didnt actually get the fighters too. That wasnt part of the deal.I and also This story or beef with dana and couture is retarded. If UFC wants him they need to give him what he wants if not then just drop it and let him move on. Also Dana said that Fedor is not top 5. LMAO. He also said he would never pay Fedor more than he would Couture but CroCop was givin 250K same as Couture. And Fedor beat CropCop. I am really getting sick of Dana twisting things around just cause he can talk to the press and put a spin on anything. Just like when he said Tito pulled out of the boxing match. Tito just wanted some money for all the viewers that he would be attracting.

  7. Strunky

    October 31, 2007 at 6:46 am

    Derek, you are right. The fighters want it, the people want it; make it happen. So what if you pay out the biggest purses in history, you know by now the return is much larger. I also agree with Steve. Dana is a spindoctor. Yeah, he's a shrewd businessman, and a good promoter, but he is also greedy, and of questionable morals. If anyone's integrity is suspect, it's his. Also, like most in his position, there is an abundance of information that he will never let out, so his true motives will never be clear to the public.

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