Thiago Santos nearly won the light heavyweight title from Jon Jones on Saturday night, and one particular UFC Hall of Famer wants to see the rematch.
"Obviously, (Santos) held up very well, even with the torn up knee in that fight," Randy Couture told theScore. "So I'd like to see him get a shot at Jon again and hopefully, get through it healthy. Maybe it would be a different story. But Jon is as talented as they come."
Couture, 56, is a six-time UFC champion and won titles in both the light heavyweight and heavyweight divisions. He retired in April 2011 after a knockout loss to Lyoto Machida at UFC 129.
"The Natural" has since made the move to a broadcasting career with the Professional Fighters League. Now in its second season, Couture favors the PFL's format over the UFC's style of matchmaking.
"I have a team of fighters at Xtreme Couture MMA and when one of those guys are on one of those cards then I'm absolutely tuning in (to the UFC)," Couture said. "But outside of that, I'm focused on doing color and commentating in the PFL. I'm more tuned into the fighters that are fighting in that organization."
"I'm honestly not a fan of how corporate (the UFC's) become. That's one of the things I love about the PFL, this meritocracy. It's about winning fights, it shouldn't be about who has the best publicity stunt or who gives the best speech in a prefight (interview). It should be about who gets the job done and how they do that."
PFL 4 takes place on July 11 at Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, N.J. Welterweight Magomed Magomedkerimov (24-5) faces Chris Cutis (21-5) in the main event.
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