UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture and his girlfriend Mindy Robinson were injured in an all-terrain vehicle accident in Flagstaff, Arizona, on Monday night, according to TMZ Sports.
The former UFC heavyweight champion was driving around on a private road on his ranch in Flagstaff, AZ with Mindy as a passenger when the accident occurred. The couple eventually made it back home before determining Randy needed medical assistance, so they went to a nearby hospital, where Randy was treated for a shoulder and rib injury.
Couture’s attorney Sam Spira confirmed the news:
“Randy Couture and his girlfriend Mindy (Robinson) were involved in a quad (four-wheeler) accident late last night on his ranch just outside Flagstaff, Arizona. As a result of the accident, later today, Randy will be having some orthopedic surgery. He and Mindy are expected to make a full recovery.”
The actress and recent Republican congressional candidate is reported to have only suffered minor injuries. The injury marks the latest health scare for Couture over the past year. He suffered a heart attack after a workout last October due to a blood clot in his diagonal artery. After undergoing surgery, the PFL commentator recovered and returned to the commentary desk during the promotion’s 2019 playoffs.
The 57-year-old was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame in 2006, and was just the fourth fighter in the sports history to earn that honor at the time. Couture, who claimed both the light heavyweight and heavyweight titles during his career, officially retired in 2011.
The former UFC heavyweight champion was driving around on a private road on his ranch in Flagstaff, AZ with Mindy as a passenger when the accident occurred.
The couple eventually made it back home before determining Randy needed medical assistance, so they went to a nearby hospital, where Randy was treated for a shoulder and rib injury.
Randy Couture: True Hall Of Famer
Just a few of Couture’s accomplishments include a three-time Olympic team alternate in Greco-Roman wrestling (1988, 1992, 1996), a semi-finalist at the 2000 Olympic trials, a three-time NCAA Division I All-American, and a two-time NCAA Division I National Championships second place.That doesn’t even mention his resume in mixed martial arts, where though he has a 19-11 record, he’s the first two-weight world champion this sport ever had. He’s a three-time UFC Heavyweight Champion and a two-time UFC Light-Heavyweight Champion, as well as a one-time interim UFC Light-Heavyweight Champion.Couture was also the oldest man to win a fight in the UFC, the oldest man to win a title in the UFC, and the oldest man to ever defend a title in UFC history. He also has the most championship fights in UFC history at 15, and he’s tied with Anderson Silva for the most main even bouts in UFC history.Purchase the UFC merch here.Click here to bet on UFC events.