Time for an update on the teachings of Sensei Seagull and his hilarious ways. This week, the art of challenging people to a fight who could probably break your neck. Randy once joked that he’d only come out of retirement to fight Steven Seagal. Seagal heard this and took it seriously, agreeing to fight so long as there were ‘no witnesses’. This week Randy responds;
“I’m the one that started the joke as an off-handed comment I made to Jay Glazer — that I’d only come out of retirement if it were to fight Seagal. Obviously now somebody has talked to him about it and it has gotten some legs,” Couture chuckled to us over the phone today.
“I’m not surprised that he wants to do it in private, remote location where nobody could see it happen. Obviously I intended it as a joke. I don’t think it would really happen.”
Couture is clearly bemused by the actor’s ominous-sounding statements. Asked if he was intimidated by Seagal’s claim that the fight would be truly no holds barred, Couture neatly replied, “I don’t think that changes the nature of the fight at all.”
So it’s safe to say that Couture is not going to take Seagal up on his battle-to-the-death challenge, then, right? “Hey, it could happen organically I suppose,” Couture ended.
Now obviously, Couture is confident enough to get a laugh out of this, he’s too good of a guy too to even humiliate someone who claims to be a grandmaster trainer of UFC fighters. God knows, if anyone is deserving of a lesson, it’s Seagal. The ‘no witnesses’ jibe being particularly Seagullish. Seagal is known to carry a firearm at all times. Since Seagal is also known to have put a hit out on a perceived enemy – which is true, who knows what he’d be capable of. Funnier still, when Jack Black challenged Seagal to a fight, Seagal agreed on the condition that it was filmed and took place at his dojo. I guess Seagal respects Randy so much, he doesn’t want to humiliate him? This reminds on a near fight between Vince McMahon and Eric Bischoff. Bischoff has been a practioner of MMA and challenged McMahon to a shoot fight at a PPV. McMahon rightly considered Bischoff was looking for ticket sales and instead offered to fight at an undisclosed location with neutral witnesses. To the best of public knowledge, Bischoff never showed up.