August 30, 2009
If there was ever a parting gift for all the Randy Couture fans who left the Rose Garden Arena with their heads down Saturday night, UFC President Dana White sure delivered it in a big way in the postfight press conference. “He’s got a lot of fights left on his contract,” White told a reporter who asked what’s next for the 46-year-old Washington native, who before Saturday afternoon had only one fight remaining on his UFC contract. A smiling Couture, who was sporting a big bruise under his left eye that he suffered in his unanimous-decision loss to Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira only minutes earlier in the main event of UFC 102, jumped in before White could finish. “We just signed a new contract today,” said Couture, still beaming over the six-fight, 28-month deal.