While former UFC champion Randy Couture has become more known for the action in the movies he’s made over the past several years, he took part in some real-life excitement en route to working on a new movie project.
Couture landed in Mexico on Sunday and was on his way to his hotel in preparation for his role in the movie “Bruja,” when he and his driver saw a minivan crash, according to TMZ Sports.
“I looked up and this minivan went off the road,” Couture told TMZ. “It rolled over twice into the jungle. My driver pulled over and called the police. We busted into the woods and helped the two women and the kid.
“The vehicle was on its side, so everyone was climbing out the side door. One of the women seemed like she was in shock. She was really weak. So I carried her out of the van and to the road. I wanted to get everyone away from the car because I was concerned it was going to catch fire. There were all these fluids leaking from the van.”
All in all, it sounds as if the results of the accident weren’t too severe. Couture said that all six people involved emerged with no serious injuries.
While Couture held both the UFC heavyweight and light heavyweight championships during his career, he hasn’t fought since 2011. He finished his career with a 19-11 record. Couture has remained busy with his acting career, appearing in movies such as The Expendables series, The Scorpion King: Rise of the Warriors, the Hawaii Five-O television series, and more.