Randy_CoutureIt will be a reunion worth watching.

Randy Couture, the reigning UFC heavyweight champion has finally and officially returned to the UFC. After a nasty split in October last year from the UFC, Couture will be fighting for the organization once again at UFC 91 in a championship bout against Brock Lesnar.

Dana White himself, UFC’s president, confirmed the news to the media. White said UFC 91 is slated for November 15 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

White also announced that their legal battle is over and that Couture’s return to UFC will be on a clean slate as a new multi-fight deal welcomes “The Natural” back to the fight promotion.

“I think some compromises were made on both sides,” Couture said.

“All I give a [expletive] about is that he’s back and fighting,” White said.

White also said that the winner of an upcoming fight between interim heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Frank Mir will likely meet the Couture vs. Lesnar winner next year for title unification.

When Couture resigned from the UFC in October one of the apparent reasons for the split was the organization’s inability to sign Fedor Emelianenko. And now, Couture might get what he wanted, a matchup with the Russian fighter. White is open to the possibility of a Couture vs Emelianenko bout. However, White said Emelianenko’s current contract situation might pose some problems. The “Last Emperor” has just recently signed a long term deal with rival Affliction Entertainment.

Randy Couture will probably not test positive for anabolic steroids, but he is clearly a user of human growth hormone (HGH). We will see if the new HGH testing is possible/positive, it seems very early stage.

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