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Randall "Randy" Duane Couture (born June 22, 1963) is a retired UFC fighter and former 5-time champion in two different weight classes, and 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 Wrestling/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.

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! 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.]]