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UFC's Randy Couture I Rescued Family In Mexico Car Crash

3/21/2016 12:23 PM PDT

UFC's Randy Couture: I Rescued Family In Mexico Car Crash


UFC legend Randy Couture says he jumped into action to pull a family from a flipped vehicle in Mexico Sunday ... rescuing several people trapped in their ride after crashing near Cancun, TMZ Sports has learned. 

We spoke with Couture who confirmed ... he had just landed in Mexico to work on the movie "Bruja" and was on his way to his hotel when, "I looked up and this minivan went off the road."

"It rolled over twice into the jungle. My driver pulled over and called the police. We busted into the woods and helped the two women and the kid."

"The vehicle was on its side, so everyone was climbing out the side door. One of the women seemed like she was in shock. She was really weak. So I carried her out of the van and to the road. I wanted to get everyone away from the car because I was concerned it was going to catch fire. There were all these fluids leaking from the van."

Couture says all 6 people in the car were okay -- no serious injuries -- "there was some blood from some scratches."

"Once they were back on the road, and we knew they were okay, we left and continued on to the hotel."

We spent hours calling multiple local law enforcement agencies and emergency personnel but haven't heard back. Hey, those long distance charges can be a bitch ... 

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