This man is a total legend… Let’s hope he makes a full recovery…
Randy Couture is a true pioneer of MMA. The former heavyweight and light-heavyweight champion of the world is one of the greatest fighters in UFC history. In total, he’s a six-time champion. That’s quite simply astounding. He also competed in a record 16 title fights and is the oldest UFC champion of all-time.
Couture was renowned for his clinch and ground-and-pound style. It wasn’t the prettiest but boy, was it effective. The Hall-of-Famer beat the likes of Chuck Liddell, Tito Ortiz and Tim Sylvia in his glittering career. Furthermore, he’s the only UFC champion have won a title after becoming a Hall-of-Famer.
Now 56 years old, Couture has been keeping busy. He runs his gym, XTreme Couture, and is a consistent figure on television. However, the news has emerged that he is now recovering from a heart attack. Let’s wish him all the best.
Yes, Randy had a heart attack yesterday, it’s an issue with him having naturally but unusually thick blood. We’ve been in the hospital for tests and observation and he is recovering well.
— Mindy Robinson ?? (@iheartmindy) October 24, 2019
The champ’s girlfriend Mindy Robinson explained the situation to the media. In short, he’s expected to make a full recovery which is great news. The craziest part of this is that Couture didn’t just suffer a heart attack, he walked to the hospital afterwards. No wonder this guy was a UFC champion. Robinson explained:
‘The Natural’ remains a very popular figure in the MMA world. You’d be hardpressed to find someone with something bad to say to him. As you’d expect he’s been receiving a lot of well-wishes on the internet from his fellow fighters. Everybody is pulling for him right now. Check out some of the messages on Twitter below:
Frank Mir: “Getting ready for weigh-ins here in Connecticut and I just received word that @Randy_Couture has suffered a heart attack. We’re all thinking of you Randy and are pulling for you champ.”
Conor McGregor: “Prayers up for Randy ‘The Natural’ Couture #Pioneer.”
Frank Shamrock: “Sad to hear about Randy Couture I wish him great health and a speedy recovery!”
Gina Carano: “@Randy_Couture.. sending you lots of love and positive vibes.. this is one more battle you’ve conquered my friend. Live to fight another day.”
Michael Bisping: “Everyone join me in wishing the legendary @Randy_Couture a fast recovery. Get well soon and best wishes my friend.