UFC, DANA WHITE AND LORENZO FERTITTA FIRE BACK AT RANDY COUTURE’S WOEFUL SALARY/DISRESPECT CLAIMS

White opens the presser answering the claims from Couture that he was never given heavy promotion

White then mentions that he’s happy Couture is making huge money away from the cage

Fertitta says he was heavily involved in the January contract negotiations with Couture. He doesn’t understand how Couture is saying now that he was never happy

Fertitta says Couture grossly misrepresented the facts last week and that this was an effort to HURT the UFC

UFC CFO John Mulkey lays out the specifics numbers on what Couture will make this year

White addresses Couture’s statement that he never got a signing bonus when he returned in February of 2007

White says Randy is wrong in calling us a monopoly 

Fertitta talks about not being public and the disclosure of salaries

Fertitta says he’s hurt by the Couture criticism

Cofield asks what exactly happened at the first meeting back in September at UFC 76

White again states that he only wanted Fedor to satisfy Randy’s desires

White says past discussions with Randy have been all over the map. Couture is annoyed about lots of things.

White says he’s hurt by the whole thing

Cofield asks what is the breaking point? When is Randy officially done with UFC?

What is the deal on the contract? Two fights or nine months?  

White reacts to the statement that Couture feels disrespected, underpromoted and constantly dissed

Is there a timetable when a decision will be made on stripping Couture? White says we’re going to offer him a fight this week

Do you think this a plan by Couture to move elsewhere?

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3 Comments on “UFC, DANA WHITE AND LORENZO FERTITTA FIRE BACK AT RANDY COUTURE’S WOEFUL SALARY/DISRESPECT CLAIMS”

  1. Fan Says:

    Awesome job, thanks a lot guys, love the webclips from the show.

  2. eric Says:

    “Is there a timetable when a decision will be made on stripping Couture? White says we’re going to offer him a fight this week”

    Unless it’s against Fedor don’t waste your breath.


  3. […] The Fight Network has a recap of UFC’s Tuesday afternoon press conference. Steve Cofield has lots of audio highlights. Dave Meltzer has an article at Yahoo Sports about the press conference, and notice this disclaimer […]


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