Over at Sherdog, Adam Swift (inadvertently) pokes a gaping hole in Couture's contractual - and thereby legal - options. The piece is long, detailed, and brilliant. It would be too long of a post for me to cover all the area laid out in the article, but suffice it say, Zuffa's contracts - while not air tight - don't leave a great deal of breathing room either. Notable quote:
Couture has done enough. He's forced Zuffa's hand and possibly pushed them to think about how they write contracts in the future (or even in the present). That's enough. If he keeps pursuing this issue, he'll lose more credibility and entangle himself in a legal battle he has virtually no chance of winning.