Former UFC champion Randy Couture will be a member of the upcoming season of “Dancing With The Stars,” the reality series announced during a cast reveal on Thursday.
Couture, one of just two fighters to hold UFC titles in multiple weight classes, is a member of the UFC’s Hall of Fame. He is currently signed to a contract with Viacom and has appeared on Bellator MMA programming and Spike TV shows.
— Mindy Robinson (@iheartmindy) September 4, 2014
Couture has been paired with Karina Smirnoff, as the celebrities are given a professional dance partner. Joining “The Natural” as contestants will be Alfonso Ribeiro, Sadie Robertson, Michael Waltrip, Lolo Jones, Jonathan Bennett, Lea Thompson, Antonio Sabato, Jr., Janel Parrish, Tommy Chong, Betsey Johnson, Bethany Mota and Tavis Smiley.
“”Team CoutureSmirnoff!” she wrote on Instagram. “Woo hoo!.”
Along with receiving a score from three judges, fans cast votes to determine who remains on a week-to-week basis.