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Randy Couture is one of the trainers in Spike TV's mixed martial arts reality series "Fight Master: Bellator MMA."

As a five-time World Champion and Hall of Famer in the fastest growing sport in the world, Randy Couture is a true icon in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts and the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). In addition to his stellar standing in combat sports, Randy is also a successful business man, best-selling author and actor on the rise.

Couture recently reprised his role from the
Randy Couture in "The Scorpion King: Rise of a Warrior"
Randy Couture The Scorpion King: Rise of a Warrior
hit film, "The Expendables," for the sequel directed by Simon West, "The Expendables 2." The franchise stars Jet Li, Jason Statham, Sylvester Stallone and Bruce Willis to name a few.

In 2007 Couture added author to his growing list of talents when he published "Wrestling for Fighting: The Natural Wa." Next came "Becoming the Natural: My Life In and Out of the Cage," a book that became a New York Times best-seller and remained on the list for multiple weeks. Then in 2010 he put out "Xtreme Training: The Fighter's Ultimate Fitness Manual" and most recently, "The Last Round."

Born in Lynnwood, Washington, in 1963, Couture served six years in the U.S. Army after graduating from high school. There, he took up boxing to offset the standard Army physical training program and thus began his young career. Having completed his service, Couture decided to begin working as an assistant wrestling and strength conditioning coach at Oregon State University. By December of 1997, at the age of 33, Couture made his debut into the world of professional fighting claiming victory in the Heavyweight division of his first appearance in the UFC. Soon after, he scored a Technical Knock Out victory against Brazilian "Phenom" Vitor Belford and became known as Randy "The Natural" Couture. With over 25 years of training in freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling, Couture's preferred method of offense in mixed martial arts competition was what is commonly referred to as "Ground and Pound." Although this method was his token move, he also demonstrated a variety of skills in both boxing as well as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He eventually moved down a weight class to the Light-Heavyweight division, where he would spend the remainder of his UFC career spanking out one victory after another, sometimes literally. Couture is to this day the only UFC competitor to hold titles in both the Heavyweight and Light-Heavyweight divisions.

In June of 2006, Couture became the fourth professional fighter to be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame alongside Royce Gracie, Dan Severn and Ken Shamrock. At that point, "The Natural" took a place in the UFC announcing booth and decided to hang up his gloves and focus on pursuing a full time career in acting. But after watching Tim Sylvia's lack luster Heavyweight title defense against Jeff Monson, Couture got the itch to get back in the Octagon. In March of 2007, he came out of retirement at the age of 44 shocking the world by re-capturing the UFC Heavyweight belt and becoming the first man in UFC history to win the Heavyweight title a total of three times. "The Natural" retired once and for all at the age of 47 but continues to be a highly respected presence in combat sports.

Along with professional fighting, Couture is actively involved in a number of business ventures as well as his flourishing acting career. His other film credits include Lionsgate's "The Set Up" opposite Bruce Willis, David Mamet's "Red Belt" for Sony Classics followed by a starring role in Universal's "The Scorpion King: The Akkadian." Additionally, Couture played a recurring character on CBS's "The Unit," in a role written specifically for him.

Couture also dedicates time to running his own chain of gyms, Xtreme Couture MMA; a thriving clothing line, Xtreme Couture MMA Clothing; a supplement company, Xtreme Couture Pharmaceuticals (XCAP); commentating for the UFC on FOX fight nights and giving back through his foundation, the Xtreme Couture GI Foundation dedicated to honoring the veterans of America's Armed Forces. Additionally, Couture created MMAthletics with Fox Sports own Jay Glazer, a company focused on training professional athletes from various sports in the ways of Mixed Martial Arts and teaching them how that training can be applied to their respective sport's discipline.

Couture currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada, and is an avid outdoorsman with a passion for motorcycles and hunting.


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Age: 53 years old
Birthday: June 22, 1963
Height: 6' 1"
Nickname: The Natural
Captain America
Full Name / Real Name: Randy Duane Couture
Birthplace: Lynnwood, WA
Current Residence: Las Vegas, NV
Wife: Kim
Tricia (1981 - 2005, divorced, 3 children)
Sharon (1981 - 1993)

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