TIME is covering the UFC vs Randy muss. Not sure if this is the online version only or if it's in the magazine. I'll call my 70 year old mom and ask her about it -- if she's heard about Randy, it made the magazine.
Here's the key graphs:
Now that facade is beginning to crumble. Liddell, who was recognizable enough to have an episode of HBO's Entourage focused on him, has lost two fights. Ortiz has been in an ongoing feud with White about contractual issues. ("Until Dana White is ready to fight me on a professional basis," said Ortiz at one point, "I strongly urge him to keep his mouth shut.") And now comes Couture's outbursts about money and White's counterattack. "At the end of the day we treat our fighters right," says White. "The whole thing makes no sense. I felt like I got kicked in the throat." This is one no-holds-barred battle that Ultimate Fighting doesn't want.
Yeah Randy might have pissed away his brief remaining window for athletic excellence, but c'mon his 2007 run has been all gravy anyhow. The guy was a Hall of Famer when he retired last time. As far as his credibility, yeah, that seems covered in poo, but that's what happens when you start a feces flinging match with Dana.
Yeah Randy's making a lot of money and is looking like a typical whining jock. But as Zach Arnold points out below, Randy has exposed some really corrupt and skanky contractual practices that Zuffa has been indulging in.
My prediction is that the sport will survive.