UFC hall of famer Randy Couture (19-11) is in the middle of a very public spat with UFC president Dana White. He recently signed up to star in Bellator's upcoming reality TV series, Fight Master, sparking a sustained, verbal barrage from White. "The Natural" has refused to engage in an all-out war, but on today's MMA Beat, Mike Chiappetta said he thought White had crossed the line. White wants to ban Couture from cornering his son, Ryan (6-1), who has just earned a UFC contract.
"The biggest problem I had with it was him basically banning Randy from cornering his son at fights. I mean, I don't even know if he has the power to do that to be honest with you. I mean, I spoke to Keith Kizer about that the other day and he said, 'cornermen are up to fighters - as long as they're licensed by the commission, they're allowed to choose who they want' ... I don't think he should put him in that position; I don't think it's fair. When you train as a fighter you want to go to war with the guys that were with you the entire camp ... I think that's a big negative for him to not have his father in his corner if that's what he wants and I don't think it was fair of Dana to put him in that position."