Beatdown: Randy Couture, Joseph Benavidez

Feb 6, 2013

UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture and flyweight contender Joseph Benavidez joined Wednesday’s episode of “Beatdown” on the Sherdog Radio Network.

One day after Couture’s press conference detailing his involvement with Spike TV and Bellator MMA, “The Natural” spoke with hosts TJ De Santis and Jeff Sherwood about his role on Bellator’s new reality show, his return to Spike and his current relationship with UFC President Dana White. Couture also shares his thoughts on Bellator as a promotion, the goal of the new show and if he feels this project can be as successful as “The Ultimate Fighter.”

Benavidez is just days removed from his big win over Ian McCall at UFC 156. The Team Alpha Male product joined the program to chat about his victory, where he ranks in the UFC flyweight division and if he would ever to return to 135 pounds.

De Santis and Sherwood also took listener calls and emails, and shared their thoughts on the latest topics in MMA, including the Jose Aldo-Anthony Pettis “super fight,” Bellator’s pay-per-view aspirations and the UFC’s official rankings.


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