Randy Couture is one of the pioneers of MMA. He’s been fighting professionally since 1997. He has 30 fights to his name with 19 wins and 11 losses. He’s had just about as many knockout wins as he does decisions with about half as many submissions. He’s fought greats like Vitor Belfort, Kevin Randleman, Pedro Rizzo, Chuck Lidell and Lyoto Machida.
I wanted to give you a little background on both these guys because Ariel Helwani interviewed Seagal and asked him about Randy Couture’s comment that the only thing that would bring him out of retirement would be a fight with Steven Seagal.
Steven, who takes himself way too seriously, seemed to take that as a sign of disrespect and sort of accepted the challenge.
“I really have to kind of wonder what his intentions and motivations may have been in saying that. I always thought that Randy was my friend and a gentleman. I’m kind of confused as to why he would say that. All I can say is, I’m here. Anybody can find me anytime and anyplace. If Randy really wants to fight me, he can fight me anytime he wants. It’ll be for free, and it’ll be some place where there are no witnesses.”
“Oh no, I don’t play by rules,” he responded. “That’s not how I fight.
“I’m a man of honor. I’m a gentleman, but I am a warrior. And if he needs to find me, he knows where to find me.” Bloody Elbow
A man of honor who doesn’t play by the rules. That’s a contradiction isn’t it? You can’t mash together tropes like that. Anyway, you want to know why Steven Seagal will only fight him where there are no witnesses? It’s so no one sees him crap his pants again like that time he was choked out by Gene Lebelle.