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Randy Couture: Dude Is Terrorizing My Family

11/12/2008 3:40 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

UFC champ Randy Couture has just dealt with a distraction that has been haunting him, days before his championship fight in Las Vegas. But this time, it's not a cage fight, it's a court fight.

Couture's wife Kim just got a restraining order against the guy who runs Affliction, the clothing company that carries T-shirts and other items from Randy's clothing line, Xtreme Couture, which Kim runs.

Randy and wife Kim claim Affliction Prez Todd Beard has been on a campaign of terror against them since they asked for an accounting of profits. A Las Vegas judge just issued a temporary restraining order, prohibiting Beard from going near Kim, and that includes going near the MGM Grand when Randy fights this Saturday. And Beard can't go to the hotel during the weigh-in the day before either.

According to Kim Couture's declaration, Beard has made "a series of threats and acts intended to intimidate me and otherwise coerce me to 'back off.'"

She goes on: "My fear of Mr. Beard is well-founded given his extensive criminal history. Not only has he been convicted of numerous state and federal felonies relating to fraud ...he has engaged in numerous acts of violence, including violence against women."

Couture's belt is on the line Saturday night at the MGM grand, when he takes on Brock Lesnar.

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NDallasRuss    

"Not only has he been convicted of numerous state and federal felonies relating to fraud ...he has engaged in numerous acts of violence, including violence against women."

And yet they still decided to do business with the guy? They get exactly what they deserve.

2120 days ago
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Tangie    

They didn't care about his past when he was selling their shi*!! So no sympathy for you. There's a new and improved Dallas in town, folks! This one isn't so damn dumb!

2120 days ago
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King of Kings    

Dana White banned all fighters from wearing the apparrel on shows because Wal-Mart picked Beard's T-shirts over UFC t-shirts. So now Beard has a bone to pick with Couture since Couture works for UFC again. This guy is a fool as Randy would mop him up within 2 seconds......

2120 days ago
4.

Switch    

let Randy square up with him in the cage and rip him apart

2120 days ago
5.

Switch    

possibly they didn't do a background check on the guy. not many do

2120 days ago
6.

dfwlover    

I just wanna know why Lesner is getting a title bout already or at all?

2120 days ago
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Ms_Tell_It_Like_It_Is    

Haha, my first thought, too, was after his criminal past, they decided to jump into business with him? NO SYMPATHY here!

2120 days ago
8.

Hey NWO    

Hey NWO get your facts straight. Affliction shirts got banned becasue Affliction began promoting mma fights. Cage Fighter is the brand that got space at Wal-Mart instead of UFC. To all those saying they got what they deserve do you check out every detail of every person you do business with. I agree they should know who they were dealing with but problems arise in business

2120 days ago
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HOLLYWOOD STANDARD    

Hey tmz good job for acknowledging the HUGE fight on SAT.. Maybe you guys can get some cameras out their this weekend and give us some behind the scenes action.

Randy is the man but BROCK will WIN...YES!!! Team Lesnar!!!!!

Cant wait til the fight on saturday.

2120 days ago
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NDallasRuss    

"To all those saying they got what they deserve do you check out every detail of every person you do business with."

Yes. It's called "due diligence" and it's kinda important. It keeps things like this from happening.

2120 days ago
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King of Kings    

#8, Uh read again, that is what I said........Affliction got banned, then Cage fighter got banned also because of the Wal-Mart deal........Beard was on some radio station recently and said "Randy, I hope Lesnar kills you!!"..........

#6, Lesnar got the shot because it is just business. It is to get as many PPV buys as possible.

2120 days ago
12.

Toby Christensen    

FIrst off, only douchebag poseur wannabes wear Affliction crap.

Second, Randy's MANAGERS should have looked into a business partner's background.

Third, its WAL-MART. Who, in their right mind is going to buy fightwear are WAL-MART??

Fourth, Lesnar got his shot from his name, his WWF/E connection and his owning of Heath Herring.

Fifth, Randy should sub Lesnar in the first round.

2120 days ago
13.

wtf    

WTF Nogueira has the belt not Couture. Lesnar shouldn't even be playing a role in the belt, that is between Randy and Nogueira. It makes no sense.

2120 days ago
14.

inkarn8    

Posted at 3:48PM on Nov 12th 2008 by Toby Christensen
"FIrst off, only douchebag poseur wannabes wear Affliction crap."

Huh?

2120 days ago
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Toby Christensen    

If you aren't a fighter getting a sponsership from Affliction and you are wearing their crap, odds are you don't train and only watch the occasional UFC show and want people to think you train.

If you are wearing Affliction, you are a TUFtard.

2120 days ago
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