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Dana White blasts Randy Couture for move to Bellator

Randy Couture - UFCNews recently surfaced stating UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture had opted to sign a deal with Viacom, agreeing to work with Spike TV and the Bellator brand. With the UFC and Spike TV butting heads since the two split more than a year ago, Couture is now in the peculiar position of permanently burning his bridges with the organization he built his name in.

UFC President Dana White addressed the issue this week to a group of media members at UFC 156 where he erased any doubt about his disgust with Couture’s decision.

“Randy Couture has this ‘Captain America’ image and stuff like that, but he is not a good guy. He has never been a good guy,” said White. “To 99.9 percent of the people, that won’t be shocking at all…people that actually know him, not people who watch him on TV.”

White went on to explain Couture had bailed on a contract to cover fights on FOX, stating he was happy to never have to work with the former champion again.

Couture is expected to be featured on Bellator’s upcoming reality show as well as help produce other programming for Spike TV. A conference call announcing the specifics is set for next week.