Randy Couture told Fox Sports that a Texas state court is set to rule on his contract status with the UFC this week. The suit challenges his contract with the UFC. Couture feels he should be a free agent after October 11 when a non-compete clause expires. The UFC contends that Couture is still under contract until he appears in two more UFC fights, as outlined in the contract. The main issue the court must decide is whether the length of the contract supercedes the amount of fights originally agreed to. No matter what is decided this week by the Texas state court, it is likely the losing party will appeal.
At stake in this legal war is a potential match-up with MMA superstar Fedor Emelianenko. The fight would be the biggest heavyweight clash in the history of the sport and bring in a tremendous amount of money for whatever promotion can bring the two fighters together.
(Check out the sweet haircut on the guy interviewing Couture)