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Randy Couture

MMA Olympic Movement Growing

More Than 30 Countries Are Down

2/11/2014 12:14 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE



UFC legend Randy Couture says there's serious momentum in the fight to get MMA back in the Olympics ... with more than 30 COUNTRIES on board and ready to roll.

Couture was leaving an event in L.A. this weekend when he said, "I think there's 34 or 39 countries that have signed petitions" for a sport called pankration ... an ancient form of MMA.

FYI -- pankration was an olympic sport in ancient Greece. The only rules were no biting or eye-gouging.

So, when should we expect to see MMA fighters competing for the gold? Probably not any time soon ... in fact, a UFC exec recently said he thinks it's still 20 years away.

It's OK ... good things come to those who wait.

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H8Kardash    

You mean other countries have to deal with these douchebags as well

168 days ago
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Umanyways    

Eeewww Randy dump that thirsty sleeze melted Barbie skank by you. She's so thirsty popping up on canceled mtv & vh1 dating shows and now trying to be on a new bravo dating show. She is so thirsty Randy you'll get something from her cut her off Ur in for an std worse than an UFC injury

167 days ago

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