Randy Couture

Arguably one of the most successful figures in the mixed martial arts world, Randy Couture is a three-time Heavyweight Champion and two-time Light Heavyweight Champion, and was a member of the Ultimate Fighting ... Read more »
Born: 06/21/1963 in Everett, Washington, USA

Filmography

Actor (24)

Dancing With the Stars 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Pros vs. Joes 2006 - 2007, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ambushed 2014 (Movie)

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Criss Angel BeLIEve 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Cameo

Gym Rescue 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Host

Hijacked 2014 (Movie)

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The Expendables 3 2014 (Movie)

Toll Road (Actor)

3 Geezers! 2013 (Movie)

Randy (Actor)

Fight Master: Bellator MMA 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Spike Guys Choice 2013 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Expendables 2 2012 (Movie)

Toll Road (Actor)

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Set Up 2011 (Movie)

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Once I Was a Champion 2010 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Expendables 2010 (Movie)

Toll Road (Actor)

Big Stan 2008 (Movie)

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Redbelt 2008 (Movie)

Dylan Flynn (Actor)

The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior 2007 (Movie)

Sargon (Actor)

The Unit 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Invincible 2006 (Movie)

"Toruci" Player #1 (Actor)

Video Game Awards 2005 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

AutoRox 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cradle 2 the Grave 2003 (Movie)

Fighter #8 (Actor)

Biography

Arguably one of the most successful figures in the mixed martial arts world, Randy Couture is a three-time Heavyweight Champion and two-time Light Heavyweight Champion, and was a member of the Ultimate Fighting Championship Hall of Fame before moving into acting and entrepreneurship. A powerful and tenacious brawler with a talent for takedowns and the "ground and pound" technique - a punishing strategy for forcing knockouts or submission by pinning an opponent to the ground and wearing him down with fists or elbows - Couture quickly dominated the sport, bringing down a host of top competitors before retiring in 2006. However, he was back in the ring the following year, with mixed results, before finally quitting for good in 2011. By this point, Couture was widely established as one of the most widely recognized figures in the mixed martial arts world, thanks to a successful training center franchise and burly performances in "The Expendables" (2010) and its 2012 sequel. Even in retirement, Randy Couture remains one of the UFC's greatest success stories, a fighter whose brawn and determination elevated him to legendary status.

EDUCATION

Oklahoma State University

Majored in German; Three-time National Collegiate Athletic Association Division 1 All-American

Milestones

2010

At 47, oldest fighter to win a fight in UFC history

2010

Co-stars with Sylvester Stallone in "The Expendables"

2007

At 43, oldest title holder ever in mixed martial arts history

2003

Film debut in "Cradle 2 the Grave"

2003

Wins Light Heavyweight Championship twice

1997

Wins Heavyweight Championship three times

Bonus Trivia

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Initially wanted to become an Olympic skier

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Teamed with fellow fighter Bas Rutten to open Legends Gym in Hollywood, CA

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Among his other entrepreneurial ventures: a clothing line, Xtreme Couture MMA Clothing and a supplement, Xtreme Couture Pharmaceuticals

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Author of best-selling autobiography, Becoming the Natural: My Life In and Out of the Cage

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Has traditionally voted Republican

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Voiced the character "Warren Fuller" in Electronic Arts' "Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3"

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