Ryan Couture: “I’m past being shocked and blown away by what Randy accomplishes”
Jun 9, 2012 - by Steve Gerweck
Carson’s Corner was proud to welcome the son of a fellow hall-of-famer and legend, young MMA fighter Ryan Couture, into the home of the most extensive interviews in combat sports!
How has Ryan’s life been influenced growing up with an increasingly famous and culturally significant father? How have UFC title belts, blockbuster movies like “The Expendables” and the crazy life of a celebrity influenced things across the Couture family, sometimes for better and sometimes for worse? Is Ryan really ready to cast off his reserve unit beret and forsake a life of action with “The Expendables” if something were to happen to his father and his comrades were in need? Bob Carson puts these questions – and many more – to the young Couture!
Of course, it’s not all about his famous father and Jean Claude Van Damme – Ryan is a successful MMA fighter in his own right, now set to take on the incredibly tough warrior Joe Duarte at Strikeforce’s upcoming “Rockhold vs. Kennedy” event. Bob and Ryan break down his fights to date with an eye to the future, as the 10-2 Duarte will surely be looking to take no prisoners as he aims to make a name for himself at the expense of the man who already has one!
How is Ryan evolving as a fighter based on his recent wins and lone setback to Matt Ricehouse, himself still undefeated? How has he learned to stick to his own gameplan when things go awry in the ring? And where does his style of coming on strong later in the fight originate – is the older Couture an influence despite their somewhat disparate fighting styles?
This is a huge interview covering many aspects of an intriguing new fighter writing a new chapter of the Couture story!
Of course, Carson’s Corner likes to spoil its loyal listeners, and so on this episode we also welcome back Triad Fight League promoter Alexo Bell, who hopes to re-launch an entirely separate Team MMA league fighting experience! Will the sharp-witted Alexo be able to convince Bob Carson that his show is indeed something different – and better – than the failed IFL concept? And what about the preliminary buzz surrounding the middleweight TFL fighter listed only as “DARKSTAR” on their website?
We have updates on fighter signings, the teams being put together and the imminent arrival of Triad Fight League! Will it put right the curse of polarizing team names and the individual/team sport dynamic once and for all?
Only Carson’s Corner has found this balance of information and entertainment.