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Randy Couture

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Son of Edward "Ed" Lewis Couture and Private
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Father of Ryan Couture

Occupation: actor, retired mixed martial artist, and a former collegiate and Greco-Roman wrestler
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About Randy Couture

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Randy Duane Couture (/koʊˈtʊər/; born June 22, 1963) is an American actor, retired mixed martial artist, and a former collegiate and Greco-Roman wrestler. During his tenures in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Couture became a three-time UFC Heavyweight Champion, two-time UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, an Interim UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, and was the UFC 13 Heavyweight Tournament Winner. Couture is the first of only two fighters to hold two UFC championship titles in two different divisions (along with B.J. Penn). Couture has competed in a record 15 title fights. He holds the most title reigns in the UFC with five. His last fight with Lyoto Machida marked his 24th fight in the UFC, the third largest number of fights in the UFC (Tito Ortiz is first with 27 and Matt Hughes is second with 25). Couture is the fourth member of the UFC Hall of Fame. He is the only person over the age of 40 to have won a UFC championship fight, having done so four times.

Early life

Couture was born in Everett, Washington, the son of Sharan Amelia (née King) and Edward Lewis "Ed" Couture. He wrestled at Alderwood Middle School in Lynnwood, Washington, then moved on to Lynnwood High School, where he won a State Championship during his senior year in wrestling. He served in the U.S. Army from 1982 to 1988, attaining the rank of Sergeant in the 101st Airborne, where he "wrestled and did a little boxing." While he was in the Army he applied for tryouts with the U.S. Army Freestyle Wrestling team; however due to a clerical error his application was sent to the Greco-Roman tryouts and rather than wait until the next year he decided to pursue it. Despite never having competed in Greco-Roman he made the team.

Upon discharge, Couture became a three-time Olympic team alternate (1988, 1992 and 1996), a semifinalist at the 2000 Olympic Trials, a three-time NCAA Division I All-American and a two-time NCAA Division I runner-up (1991 and 1992) at Oklahoma State University. In 1992, he was the Division I runner-up at 190 pounds, coming in second after Mark Kerr. He was working as a wrestling coach at Oregon State University when he decided to compete in MMA.

Personal life

Couture was previously married to Sharon, Tricia, and Kim Couture (née Borrego). He and Kim filed for divorce in May 2009. He continued to coach her and support her MMA career. He has three children: sons Ryan and Caden, and daughter Aimee. He was asked if MMA could be improved and mentioned in response health insurance, retirement plans as well as more equal compensation regarding other athletes and sports. He lives in Las Vegas.

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Randy Couture's Timeline

1963
June 22, 1963
1982
August 27, 1982
Edmonds, Snohomish County, Washington, United States