Randy Couture is a well-known MMA artist and is one of the most popular and revered UFC fighters. He had won UFC championships in two divisions as a former three-time UFC Heavyweight Champion and two-time UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. Coutere is also a UFC Hall of Famer.
Nicknamed “The Natural”, Randy Duane Couture was born on June 22, 1963 in Washington, D.C. He started wrestling in middle school and in high school. After studying, he served in the army and soon became a wrestling coach. He decided to join the MMA competition after he had watched an episode of the UFC.
His career in UFC began in May 1997 when he won the UFC 13 Heavyweight Tournament. The Natural claimed the UFC Heavyweight Championship title over Maurice Smith in UFC Ultimate Japan for his fourth MMA fight. He lost the title upon losing two matches.
He went back to UFC in November 2000. Couture gained his Heavyweight Championship title against Kevin Randleman. He endured his triumph for two matches over Pedro Rizzo. But it was not until Josh Barnett knocked him out. Shortly, Barnett was proven applying steroids during the fight.
He moved to the light heavyweight division in 2003 where he claimed two titles; the UFC Interim Light Heavyweight Championship and the UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. However, Chuck Liddell took his championship belt via knockout.