UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture will undergo surgery after he and girlfriend Mindy Robinson were injured in an ATV accident in Arizona on Monday.
MMA Junkie confirmed the news with Couture’s longtime manager Sam Spira, who provided the following statement:
“Randy Couture and his girlfriend Mindy (Robinson) were involved in a Quad (ATV) accident late last night on his ranch just outside of Flagstaff, Arizona. As a result of the accident, later today, Randy will be having some orthopedic surgery. He (and Mindy) are expected to make a full recovery.”
TMZ was the first to report the news.
Robinson, a conservative activist and political commentator, also confirmed the TMZ report in a tweet on Tuesday, stating Couture suffered a broken shoulder and four ribs. Robinson added she fractured a “transversal processor” (assumed to be the transverse process, a small bone extending from a vertebrae).
This isn’t the only health-related incident Couture has encountered in the past year. On Oct. 23, 2019, Couture suffered a heart attack following a workout in Los Angeles.
The former UFC light heavyweight champion and UFC heavyweight champion retired from mixed martial arts competition in 2011. Couture has remained active on the MMA scene in other capacities, serving as a coach for Bellator MMA’s “Fight Master” and, most recently, a color commentator for Professional Fighters League.