Chris Patt, star of Guardians of the Galaxy and Jurassic World, posted a video showcasing himself taking on Randy Couture!
“A couple weeks ago I had the great privilege of training with UFC Hall of Famer Randy ‘the Natural’ Couture @xcnatch at #unbreakable in Hollywood. Luckily he took it very easy on me,” Pratt posted on Facebook.
Randy Couture, a UFC champ and actor himself, actually coached Chris Pratt at a wrestling camp back when the Guardians of the Galaxy actor was 17.
“Randy first coached me when I was 17 at Oregon State University wrestling camp,” Pratt said. “After a greco roman training session consisting of throws he invited teenage me to come up and demonstrate the three throws we’d learned that day: the underarm spin, lateral drop and head and arm. It was such an honor. Everyone cheered as I slammed Coach Couture to his back. Not once, not twice… but three times.”
Chris Pratt continues with mention of watching Randy Couture in the UFC and more.
“A few years later I was one of millions watching on TV as Randy entered The Octagon for the first time and dominated, eventually winning and defending the heavyweight title for years,” Pratt said. “He is a Pacific Northwest native and all around great dude. Gotta love the wrestlers mentality and work ethic. It’s a great sport which helped keep me out of trouble when I was younger and taught me to grind. I’ve always said it, wrestling made me who I am today. I dedicated years of my life to grappling. I still love it.”
Chris Pratt also recommends getting involved in wrestling as well.
“Take your sons and daughters to a wrestling practice!” Pratt offered. “It’s important our kids have adults to look up to outside of their parents. Here’s a shout out to all the coaches out there making a difference.”