Kevin Randleman has been steadily dropping weight classes since the PRIDE FC days and he is now down at middleweight, which he says is his natural weight class.
A four-fight losing streak that spanned 2009 to 2011 supposedly prompted his retirement but Randleman had been dealing with a lot of injury issues and now claims that they are fixed, so he is continuing to compete.
If one starts with the Fedor Emelianenko fight in 2004, Randleman has nine defeats in eleven fights since then (including that bout). But he says there are no excuses, injuries or otherwise, and that the modern tendency to offer complaints and excuses after a loss annoys him:
āIf you get in the ring, thereās no complaining after you get your ass whooped. Thatās it. You got in the ring. Say no in the first place. But when you get in the ring, youāre in the ring to fight. I donāt want to hear you complain Tito after itās over that, āOh, I tried to do my best.ā F--k that! Donāt fight! Iām sorry. Iām sick of hearing complaints,ā he fumes.
āYou young kids understand this: itās a privilege to be in this sport. Everyone wants to be in here and make that big dollar. I wish it was a perfect world and we could, but itās not. Iām not gonna make big dollars coming back cause I donāt deserve it. But Iāll earn it. Iāll earn it just like every rookie coming up now. And I wonāt complain about who the f--k they want me to face.ā
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