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Randy Couture knows a few fighters…

Fighter compensation is one of the main points of contention coming out of the Randy Couture’s statement regarding giving up his Heavyweight Title belt and leaving the UFC. Randy claims he is tight with many fighters and in discussion with them he’s gotten the inside story on how much most top tier fighters are really making.

Dana White has made statements claiming that fighters check MMA websites for this type of fighter pay info, and that this “beauty salon behavior” is bad for the sport and makes negotiations tough.

Well here is a short list of some of the fighters that are training/have recently trained at Xtreme Couture in Las Vegas.

Most of these names were pulled from a quick scroll through the Xtreme Couture blog. View pics of these fighters training.

  • Wanderlei Silva
  • Karo Parisyan
  • Forrest Griffin
  • Stephan Bonnar
  • Tyson Griffin
  • Gina Carano
  • Kimbo Slice
  • Shawm Tompkins
  • Martin Kampmann
  • Chris Horodecki
  • Josh Haynes
  • Jay White
  • Jay Hieron
  • Gray Maynard
  • James Thompson
  • Mike Whitehead
  • Mike Pyle

Do you think it’s slightly possible (hint: that’s sarcasm) that Randy might actually have a bond with most of these guys and the real fighter pay info bubbles up not through blog posts but through actual conversation?

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