Found January 29, 2013 on
On Tuesday morning, Spike TV issued a press release announcing a new partnership with UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture (Pictured). Although the two parties won’t divulge the details behind their arrangement until next Tuesday’s press conference in Santa Monica, California, is reporting Couture has inked a multi-year deal with Spike, a property of  Viacom. Couture is expected to serve as coach on Bellator MMA’s upcoming reality show, which begins shooting next month and airs later this year. “The Natural” coached opposite Chuck Liddell in the UFC’s first season of “The Ultimate Fighter” in 2005. The long-running reality series helped propel the UFC into the mainstream. TUF spent its first 14 seasons on Spike before transitioning to FX in 2012 as part of the UFC’s blockbuster broadcast deal with FOX. Couture’s services with Spike isn’t expected to end with Bellator’s reality show. The retired 49-year-old fighter will participate in multiple projects for the cable channel. UFC president Dana White and Couture have had a rocky relationship over the years, particularly when finances were involved, but Couture was front and center serving as a panelist when the UFC made their debut on FOX. Now that Couture has joined White’s biggest stateside rival, the former multi-divisional UFC champ has once again entered enemy territory.

Randy Couture leaving the UFC to join Spike

UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture, who retired in 2011 and has been working as a studio analyst during UFC shows on Fox over the last year or so, will be leaving the organization to join the Viacom-owned Spike according to Loretta Hunt of On Spike, Couture will be working on multiple projects, including a reality series involving UFC competitor Bellator, which debuted on Spike...

Randy Couture Signs Multi-Year Deal with Spike TV is reporting that UFC hall of famer Randy Couture has signed a multi-year deal with Viacom cable company Spike TV. According to the report by Sports Illustrated Couture will appear in multiple projects for the cable channel, as well as other possible ventures within the media companiess family of networks. The report states that Couture will [...]
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