UFC Hall-of-Famer Randy Couture recently joked that he had no plans on returning to the Octagon, unless of course it was against someone like movie star Steven Seagal.
"No, I think everything I set out to do, I managed to pull off, and it has been an amazing journey for 15 years." Couture told G4TV's Attack of the Show "Not unless (Steven) Seagal wants to sign up."
At the end of the comment, Couture smiled and laughed.
Seagal, a 7th-degree black belt in Aikido, did not find the comment very amusing however. In fact, Seagal was offended.
"I always thought that Randy was my friend and a gentleman," Seagal told The MMA Hour. "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. I don't play by rules. That's not how I fight."
Following Seagal's no holds barred challenge to Couture, the former UFC champion was reached for comment and responded:
"I'm the one that started the joke as an off-handed comment I made to Jay Glazer - that I'd only come out of retirement if it were to fight Seagal," Couture told CagePotato. "Obviously now somebody has talked to him about it and it has gotten some legs. I'm not surprised that he wants to do it in private, remote location where nobody could see it happen. Obviously I intended it as a joke. I don't think it would really happen."
Surprisingly, the two mixed martial artists have fought once previously. Check out below how their first fight went below:
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