Former two-division UFC champion Randy Couture is getting serious about his footwork.
No, he’s not joining Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the boxing gym, he’s getting ready to step on the dance floor. Couture was one of the “Dancing With the Stars” castmembers revealed on Thursday’s edition of Good Morning America.
Couture joins the likes of NASCAR driver Michael Waltrip, comedian Tommy Chong, YouTube sensation Bethany Moto, and Olympian Lolo Jones, among others, on the nineteenth season of the popular dance competition show.
The former fighter will be paired with professional dancer Karina Smirnoff, who has won the “Dancing With the Stars” competition in the past, twice finished second, and also has finished third in her 15 previous seasons on the show.
Couture follows in the footsteps of fellow UFC Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell, who appeared on the show 10 seasons ago.
Dancing With the Stars Season 19 Cast:
Jonathan Bennett, actor, with Allison Holker
Tommy Chong, comedian, with Peta Murgatroyd
Randy Couture, MMA fighter, with Karina Smirnoff
Betsey Johnson, fashion designer, with Tony Dovolani
Lolo Jones, Olympic track star, with Keo Motsepe
Bethany Mota, YouTube personality, with Derek Hough
Janel Parrish, actress, with Val Chmerkovskiy
Alfonso Ribeiro, actor, with Witney Carson
Sadie Robertson, model/reality star, with Mark Ballas
Antonio Sabato Jr., actor, with Cheryl Burke
Tavis Smiley, political commentator, with Sharna Burgess
Lea Thompson, actress, with Artem Chigvintsev
Michael Waltrip, NASCAR driver, with Emma Slater