With over twenty-five years of fine art publishing and licensing experience, Jerry Gladstone has interviewed numerous celebrities throughout his career. Gladstone will be publishing The Common Thread Project, a book that features notables such as Randy Couture discussing how they overcame hardship to achieve success. 

Born in 1963, Randy Couture earned recognition as one of the biggest names in mixed martial arts history. Studying the fighting form as a youth, Couture also learned about wrestling and boxing before joining the United States Army. Following his service, he performed as an alternate for the US Wrestling Team across three Olympic Games.

After spending several years as a coach at Oregon State University, Randy Couture entered professional fighting in 1997 by joining the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Becoming one of the franchise’s most renowned figures, he participated in the King of Kings II tournament throughout Japan and won titles in the heavyweight and light heavyweight divisions. Moreover, Couture obtained roles in movies such as Cradle 2 the Grave and Invincible. Since retiring from the sport in 2007, Randy Couture has opened a chain of fitness centers known as Xtreme Couture MMA. He also continues to act, with performances in The Expendables and The Expendables 2.

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