“Randy Couture comes off as the greatest guy in the world, Captain America. He’s the furthest thing from it, and I’m happy to not be in business with him anymore,” said White during the UFC 156 media day on Thursday. “Now I don’t have to be in business with him ever again.”
White thinks people who know the real Couture have seen he's not the same man known by the MMA public as "Captain America."
“99.9 percent of the people, that won’t be shocking at all, people that actually know him, not people who watch him on TV,” said White.
White's comments did not come out of nowhere, as Couture recently signed on to be a coach on Bellator Fighting Championships' upcoming reality show.
Bellator MMA also happens to be the UFC's biggest rival, so Couture's bold move did not sit well with UFC officials.
Couture engaged in a lengthy legal battle with the UFC in 2007, before returning to the promotion in 2008.
All seemed to be good and dandy between Couture and the UFC between 2008 and 2012, as he competed six times inside the octagon after he returned to action following the court cage.
White apparently still holds a grudge from the lawsuit, as he claims that he got to know the real Couture in 2007.
“When that whole lawsuit went down, when he lied about his numbers, and lied about a lot of things, went into court and it didn’t work out for him, I’d say that’s when I really got to know him,” said the UFC president.
Bellator's reality show is set to debut this summer on Spike TV.