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Couture: No reason to return to UFC

A legend of the sport, Couture ended his career with a 19-11 record, but it’s not his overall wins and losses that made the former Olympic hopeful such an icon in MMA history. Couture seemed to make the impossible, possible, and he did it on more than one occasion.

But at 48 years of age and a budding movie career still humming along, including an extended role in the upcoming Sylvester Stallone action sequel The Expendables 2, Couture is happy in retirement and doesn’t see anything changing his mind.

“I can’t think of (a reason to return). I am pretty happy and comfortable with the decision I made. I am enjoying perusing the acting roles I am getting,” Couture told UFC Tonight on Fuel TV recently.

When looking over the always growing roster of fighters, Couture sees the talent that continues to shine out of the gym with his namesake, and is excited about the future of Xtreme Couture.

“I have an amazing crew of guys there. The guy who is most impressive right now is Martin Kampmann,” said Couture. “This is probably the most impressive group of guys I’ve been training with in the past couple of years. We have a huge crew of guys. Any given night, any one of those guys could do well.”

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