10.19.2007 - 9:28:00 AM -
Couture's agent responds to Yahoo! Sports article
The war of words keeps continuing. At this point I think that both sides need to sit down and work this out, but as reported earlier Randy isn't returning the UFC's phone calls. Adam Swift of Sherdog.com had an interview with Randy Couture's agent Matt Walker. He had this to say about Yahoo! Sports report that Randy was making $13-$15 million for a four fight contract:
"When I first read the story on Yahoo! I actually laughed because they are so far from fact," said Walker.
"If he were getting $3.25-$3.75 million a fight then Randy's compensation would not be an issue," said the agent, who was lambasted by White as a Hollywood parasite after Couture announced his resignation on Oct. 11. "However, I can tell you those salary numbers for Randy are severely inflated and I would love to know where they got the information."
So it looks like Kevin Iole's NON-UFC sources were full of shit. Now I understand he's a good writer an all that but I wonder if I'm the only one that is growing to dislike this guy more and more.