[[caption-width-right:237:He's being [[CurbStompBattle doing this]] for 13 years.]]

Retired UFC fighter and former 5-time champion in two different weight classes, Randy "The Natural" Couture is one of the most recognizable stars of [[UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts mixed martial arts]]. Starting his MMA career relatively late, Couture moved to MMA from Greco-Roman wrestling after thrice being an olympic alternate, but never making the competition team. Couture is a legend in the young sport, known for overcoming long odds and having the [[BadassGrandpa strength and athleticism of a much younger man]] well into his 40s.

He has tried to break into acting with mixed success. Although he had a co-starring role in a sequel to ''Film/TheScorpionKing'', his best known role is as Toll Road in ''Film/TheExpendables''. His acting is...[[DullSurprise rudimentary]] at best, but Randy Couture does a great fight scene.

Though his last title fight was against BrockLesnar in November of 2008, Couture remained an active competitor and dangerous foe in the UFC until his retirement in April of 2011 at the age of 47.

[[http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Randy-Couture-166 Fight record]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randy_Couture wikipedia page]], [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1330276/ IMDB bio]] and film credits.

! Tropes associated with Randy "The Natural" Couture include:

* AllAmericanFace: Randy is often called Captain America by fans.
* BadassGrandpa: Obviously.
* BaldOfAwesome
* CoolOldGuy
* CurbStompBattle: His second fight against Pedro Rizzo, his 1st and 3rd fights against Vitor Belfort[[note]]While technically a loss for Couture, the 2nd fight only lasted 49 seconds and ended due to an accidental cut on his eyelid[[/note]], his first fight with Chuck Liddell, the un-retirement fight against Tim Sylvia, the title defense against Gabriel "Napao" Gonzaga, and the fight against James Toney. More impressive considering he was the underdog in most of these fights.
* DefeatingTheUndefeatable: Basically the reason the man is a legend in MMA with a 19-11 record. Couture has been counted out due to age since the very beginning of his career (at the tender age of 33), often before the fight even began.
* {{Defictionalization}}: Randy was unfortunately on the receiving end of a CrowningMomentOfAwesome KO to end his career. At UFC 129, Lyoto Machida busted out an actual, factual, Film/TheKarateKid [[http://thebiglead.fantasysportsven.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/machida.gif Crane Kick]] to send the legend into retirement
* FanNickname: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vS8HQ74mfbg Captain America]]! Couture was in the army, and competed in boxing there. He is also called The Natural.
* GeniusBruiser: His accolades include a degree in German from Oklahoma State University.
* GoodOldFisticuffs: Couture specializes in clinch-fighting, using dirty boxing and his Greco-Roman wrestling base to grind his opponents down. It's not flashy, but it gets the job done.
* TheMentor: Randy runs Xtreme Couture, a high-level MMA gym that has coached a number of champions and title contenders.
* TookALevelInBadass: According to Dave Meltzer, Couture was choked out by Wrestling/WorldChampionshipWrestling pro wrestler Robbie Rage in 1997. From then, you can tell he took seriously his training.
* WorthyOpponent: Chuck Liddell, together they created one of the most memorable trilogies in the history of MMA. [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter Chuck won twice, after losing in the first fight.]]