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Former UFC Champion Randy Couture Reportedly Suffers Heart Attack

October 24, 2019 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris

TMZ reports that MMA legend and former UFC heavyweight and light heavyweight champion Randy Couture suffered a heart attack earlier today, and he’s currently being treated in intensive care in a hospital in Los Angeles, California. Couture (age 56) went to the hospital earlier today after feeling something was off during a workout at the Unbreakable MMA gym in LA. Couture was then admitted into the hospital and treated immediately.

The good news is that Couture appears to be doing okay, and sources say he’s expected to make a full recovery. Former UFC champions such as Frank Mir and Conor McGregor have also expressed their support for Couture on Twitter, which you can see below.

Randy Couture was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame in 2006. He last fought at UFC 129 in 2011, losing to former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida by knockout in the second round. He was 47 years old at the time. His career highlights include victories over other all-time MMA greats such as Tito Ortiz, Vitor Belfort, Tim Sylvia, and Chuck Liddell.

Before his medical issue, Couture still regularly trained at Jay Glazer’s Unbreakable Gym in LA alongside such other MMA legends as Liddell. His career has also enabled him to appear in multiple films and TV shows, such as The Expendables film franchise, Dancing With the Stars, and more. He also currently works as an announcer for PFL.

Couture is the first MMA fighter in history to hold two belts in separate weight classes in the UFC.

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