Randy Couture: Mindset To Success

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If you ever wanted to get choked out, beat up, and knocked out by the heavyweight champion of the world, you could just simply do what I do and go to their fantasy camp out in Las Vegas.

The guy I’m going to talk to you about here is Randy Couture. Randy spoke at one of my events. When he was the champion of the UFC.

Now, what was so cool about this was that I think at the time he was either 40 or he was 44, fighting against guys in their early 20s, and man, he was on his third act, and so what was so cool about having him at my event was the wisdom he shares, and this training, in this seminar that I had him at is very, very deep and very, very exciting, and I hope you enjoy it.

He was as nice as you can ever imagine anyone to be, let alone a guy who fights for a living, and Randy is not your most performing speaker from stage, but as you’ll see, he’s very deep and he’s very well thought out, so if at any time, it feels slow, just click one-and-a-half speed, and you’ll get through it faster, and you’ll really enjoy this guy.

So that’s it, and I’ll pass it over to Randy Couture.   

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As a 6-time Word Champion and Hall of Famer in the fastest growing sport in the world, Randy Couture is a true icon in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts and the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). In addition to his stellar standing in combat sports, Randy is also a successful business man, best-selling author and actor on the rise.

Soon to be seen reprising his role in the follow-up to the hugely successful film, “The Expendables” for Sylvester Sallone, the sequel will this time be directed by Simon West. In 2007 Randy added author to his growing list of talents when he published “Wrestling for Fighting The Natural Way”, next came “Becoming the Natural: My Life In and Out of the Cage”, a book that became a New York Times best-seller and remained on the list for multiple weeks. Then in 2010 he put out, Xtreme Training: The Fighter’s Ultimate Fitness Manual” and most recently, Randy has been touring in promtoion of his latest book, “The Last Round”.

Born in Lynnwood, Washington in 1963, Randy served 6 years in the U. S. Army after graduating from high school. There, he took up boxing to offset the standard Army physical training program and thus began his young career. Having completed his service, Randy decided to begin working as an assistant wresting and strength conditioning coach at Oregon State University. By December of 1997. at the age of 33, Randy made his debut into the world of professional fighting claiming victory in the Heavyweight division of his first appearance in the UFC. Soon after, Randy scored a Technical Knock Out victory against Brazilian “Phenom” Vitor Belford and became known as “Randy ‘The Natural’ Couture.” With over 25 years of training in freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling, Randy’s preferred method of offense in mixed martial arts competition was what is commonly referred to as “Ground and “Pound.” Although this method was Randy’s token move, he also demonstrated a variety of skills in both boxing as well as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Randy eventually moved down a weight class to the Light-Heavyweight division, where he would spend the remainder of his UFC career spanking out one victory after another, sometimes literally. Randy is to this day the only UFC competitor to hold titles in both the Heavyweight and Light-Heavyweight divisions.

In June of 2006, Randy became the 4th professional fighter to be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame alongside Royce Gracie, Dan Sevem and Ken Shamrock. At that point, “The Natural” took a place in the UFC announcing booth and decided to hang up his gloves and focus on pursuing a full time career in acting. But after watching Tim Sylvia’s lack luster Heavyweight title defense against Jeff Monson. Randy got the itch to get back in the Octagon. In Mach of 2007, Randy came out of retirement at the age of 44 shocking the world by re-capturing the UFC Heavyweight belt and becoming the first man in UFC history to win the Heavyweight title a total of three times. “The Natural” retired once and for all at the age of 47 but continues to be a highly respected presence in combat sports.

Along with professional fighting, Randy Couture is actively involved in a number of business ventures as well s his flourishing acting career. Randy’s film credits include Lionsgate’s. “The Set Up” opposite Bruce Willis, David Mamet’s, “Red Belt” for Sony Classics followed by a starring role in Universal’s “The Scorpion King: The Akkadian”. Additionally, Randy played a recurring character on CBS’ “The Unit”, in a role written specifically for him. Hijacked, Ambushed, Setup, 3 Geezers and most recently starts in the highly successful Lionsgate film series The Expendables I, II, and III from the writer and actor Sylvester Stallone.

Randy also dedicates time to running his own chain of gyms, Xtreme Couture MMA: a thriving clothing line, Xtreme Couture MMA Clothing; a supplement company, Xtreme Couture Pharmaceuticals (XCAP); in the past commentated for the UFC and on FOX runs a non-profit company, the Xtreme Couture GI Foundation dedicated to honoring the veterans of America’s Armed Forces. Additionally, Randy created MMAthletics with Fox Sports own Jay Glazer, a company focused on training professional athletes from various sports in the ways of Mixed Martial Arts and teaching them how that training can be applied to their respective sport’s discipline.

Randy currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada and is an avid outdoorsman with a passion for motorcycles and hunting.

Selected Links from the Episode:
Source: randycouture.tv
48:15 Mental Toughness for Sports by James E. Loehr
48:36 Way of the Peaceful Warrior by Author Dan Millman; Peaceful Warrior  Directed by Victor Salva
48:58 Wrestle to Win: The Wrestler’s to Strength, Conditioning, Nutrition and College Preparation by Steve Kimpel

Show Notes:
0:00 – 1:57 Awarding
1:57 – 6:52 Intro
6:52 – 8:12 Passion
8:12 – 9:22 Mindset
9:22 – 12:18 Analogy/ Visualization
12:18 – 15:34 Nervousness
15:34 – 17:54 Nutrition
17:54 – 22:11 Q/A What do you eat during training?
22:11 – 23:28 Q/A What do you have for breakfast, lunch?
23:28 – 26:55 Built in Confidence
26:55 – 32:09 Q/A How do you exercise mentally
32:09 – 35:00 Q/A How to motivate yourself?
35:00 – 35:55 Message for the Foundation
35:55 – 38:17 Toughest fight
38:17 – 42:15 How to deal with health concerns from people around you
42:15 – 44:24 Advice in Building Young Self Esteem
44:24 – 45:46 Spiritual Foundation
45:46 – 47:00 Request for 1 more match
47:11 – 49:34 Q/A How to encourage your child to think how you think when coaches don’t think how you think
49:34  - 52:00 Q/A How to maintain physical physique/mental program when retired

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