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Title:Randy Couture: the fighter also loves hunting and fishing.(5 MINUTES With ...)(Interview)(Brief article) Pub:Outdoor Life Detail:217.5 (May 2010): p88(1). (358 words)

Full Text:COPYRIGHT 2010 Bonnier Corporation [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] MIXED MARTIAL ARTS STAR RANDY Couture is as hardcore as they come. As a master in-ring competitor and the only five-time champion in the history of the UFC, he is considered by many to be the greatest fighter of all time. He's also an army veteran and founder of the training organization Xtreme Couture. But when he has downtime in his schedule, he prefers the relative serenity of the outdoors. OL: How did you start hunting? COUTURE: I started when I was five or six years old. I come from a divorced family, so hunting was one of the few times a year when I got to see my father. The two of us would get together for a week or more and hunt; that was our special time together. OL: Where do you like to hunt? COUTURE: I grew up in Seattle, so when I was young, we'd hunt in the Cascades. Now I'm fortunate to own property in Colorado. I've also been to Argentina for stag, doves, pheasants and rabbits. OL: Do you have any favorite animals to hunt? COUTURE: Traditionally, elk are my favorite, but I suppose that's because they've always eluded me. I got close to getting one this year, but not quite. OL: Do you do any fishing? COUTURE: In Seattle I was about 20 minutes from Puget Sound. I used to go crabbing and salmon fishing around there. I've also done some sturgeon and steelhead fishing in Oregon. OL: Any dream hunt that you have your sights set on? COUTURE: I'd love to hunt in New Zealand. Our springtime here in the U.S. is when New Zealand's rut happens. I'd love to get a stag. OL: Do fighting and hunting complement each other? COUTURE: There are elements of fighting that translate to archery and hunting. The patience, for example, as well as staying calm and focused. OL: How do you balance your training with hunting?

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It's a juggling act. I've missed hunting seasons in the past because I had to focus on a fight. Fortunately, I now have a great staff helping me, so it's easier to balance the two. Source Citation "Randy Couture: the fighter also loves hunting and fishing." Outdoor Life May 2010: 88. General OneFile. Web. 5 May 2010. Document URL http://find.galegroup.com.proxy.lib.umich.edu/gtx/infomark.do?&contentSet=IAC-Documents& type=retrieve&tabID=T003&prodId=ITOF&docId=A225246710&source=gale&srcprod=ITOF& userGroupName=lom_umichanna&version=1.0

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Couture Outdoor Life Interview