Former UFC heavyweight and light heavyweight champion Randy Couture has apparently been hospitalized after suffering a heart attack on Wednesday.
TMZ first reported the news. The media outlet reports that Couture walked himself to the L.A hospital, where he is currently staying, after feeling something wasn’t right following a workout at the Unbreakable MMA gym. Thankfully, sources close to the UFC hall of famer say they expect him to make a full recovery.
Couture (19-11) retired from MMA in 2011 after suffering a KO loss to Lyoto Machida. The 56-year-old was the first UFC fighter to win belts in two different weight classes, winning the heavyweight title on three separate occasions and the light heavyweight belt twice. Couture also became the oldest fighter in UFC history to win a title, when he defeated Tim Sylvia at UFC 68—at the age of 43.
After his MMA career came to a close, Couture has since turned to acting—appearing in several Expendables films and also the TV series Hawaii Five-0. In 2014, he competed on Dancing with the Stars alongside professional dance partner Karina Smirnoff. Over the past two years, he’s been serving as a commentary voice for the Professional Fighters League, currently airing on ESPN+.
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