Couture OK....

Courtesy of (and (c)) Full Contact Fighter:

From Las Vegas this afternoon, recently unseated light-heavyweight champion Randy Couture called into FCF to let everyone know that he's okay. In a slightly somber tone, Couture says his injury last night at UFC 46 was caused by a seam on the outside of the commission issued gloves that grazed his left eye. (Couture says he didn't feel any impact from the actual punch). The damage required three stitches to his lower eyelid and five to his upper lid. Couture says there was also some retinal abrasion, as well as some irregularity with his pupil dilation that he was given eye drops for. Patched up and back in his Mandalay Bay hotel room, Couture says he has been resting with his wife and family members.

On the positive side, Couture was told all his optical maladies are expected to heal completely and with his stitches out in a few days, "the Natural" hopes to be back to training in less than two weeks. According to Couture, Zuffa has already started discussing the inevitable rematch with newly crowned champion Vitor Belfort and he let the promotion know that he'll be ready to fight again as early as April (although he realistically anticipates a June date at the earliest.)

FCF wishes Couture, as well as the other injured UFC 46 participants, the speediest of recoveries.

Great news.

Fix the friggen gloves now, so this shit will never happen again. There should be nothing on the gloves that cause pre-mature stopages due to lacerations.

good to hear,

now let's get that rematch signed!


I thought the commission were supposed to be making this sport safer.


ttt for the Natural.


GREAT news.

Thanks, LabelGuy for the post!

What is a solution for the gloves? Using tape around the end where each half finger ends to keep any edge from showing up?

Great news for Randy and his family! go get em champ!

ttt for Randys sppedy recovery.

Great News. It will happen!

great news..


Great news.

Good news. TTT

If anyone can heal back to 100% its Randy.

very glad to hear that

wonderful news. Good luck Randy, get well soon!




Fire the female Doc!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Please dont tell me she was doing her job.This is not the first bone head triage decision she has made.

10 seconds of direct pressure,with vasiline and lido with epi stops the bleeding,A scleral abrasion,and peri-orbital laceration [not retinal]is cosmetic.Their was no danger to the retina!
It should of went this way.
Randy are you okay?
Yah, doc I am fine .
Randy you have a laceration to your upper and lower eyelids.At this time, I wont stop the fight but if it gets near the lacrimal duct I will stop it immediatly,In other words finish him now, If I get called in to look at this cut again I will stop the fight.
Do you want to continue knowing these risks?
Randy sais yes ,then proceeds to KNOCK Vitor out in 45 seconds
Then we wouldnt have to see obnoxious, prideful, Green and yellow flag flying Bald hairy chested short men celabrating
a Torn glove seem caused world chmpion !
just My humble oppinion.