Randy Couture’s story is one for the ages. And the former world champion will get the big-time treatment with a four-part documentary to air on ESPN2.
The series, “The Randy Couture Story,” will debut Saturday at 5:30 p.m. ET on ESPN 2. It will document the incredible rise of Couture from standout wrestler through his brilliant MMA career and including his run as a Hollywood actor and now time with the PFL.
“It was a privilege for the PFL to produce “The Randy Couture Story” as he is an MMA legend, a true champion and an incredible person who inspired so many, as viewers of this series on ESPN will see.” said PFL CEO, Peter Murray. “Randy defined the sport of MMA, and we are proud to have him as part of the PFL family.
Through the four-part special, such MMA icons as Chuck Liddell and John McCarthy will be joined by actor Chris Pratt and Jay Glazer to chronicle Couture and provide first-hand insight into what makes “The Natural” the natural.
“It’s an awesome feeling to have my own documentary series chronicling my journey as an MMA athlete and everything I’ve done outside of the cage,” Couture said. “The PFL is a fun, fighter-first organization and I wholeheartedly believe in everything they are doing as a league and organization. I’ve been through so much in my life and I know how hard the PFL team has worked on this series. I can’t wait to watch it – it’s going to be special.”
Couture captured gold at the Pan American Games and Pan American Championships in 1991 along with silvers at the NCAA Div. I wrestling championships for two years before transitioning into MMA.
He is a former UFC heavyweight and light heavyweight champion, member of the UFC Hall of Fame and currently working with PFL as an analyst.
PFL Studios is a fully integrated global media division of the PFL producing original MMA content for all platforms including television, digital and mobile.
Ten programmatic series were developed over the course of 2020, diving into the untold stories behind some of the most captivating moments in the league’s history, and PFL Studios will unveil more thrilling, never-before-seen content over the course of this year.