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.
For the second time, he returned to heavyweight division winning the heavyweight title from Tim Silva in 2007. Couture had defended it over Gabriel Gonzaga in August of 2007 but he lost against Brock Lesnar in November.
Couture had suffered another loss over Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira in 2009 when he moved to the light heavyweight division. It was November 2009 when he defeated another legend, Brandon Vera and Mark Coleman the other year.
Being a UFC Hall of Famer, he built the Xtreme Couture Mixed Martial Arts in 2006 and has been a head trainer since. Couture has made a record of 30 MMA fights with 19 wins and 11 losses.