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Randy Couture Dancing With The Stars

September 22, 20148 min
If you thought Randy Couture was bound to be a little clunky and awkward on "Dancing with the Stars," you might want to check out his debut and think again. Couture made his first appearance on the show on Monday night, the dancing competition’s 19th season premiere on ABC. Dancing with pro Karina Smirnoff, Couture may have been the biggest surprise of all 13 stars out of the gate. A taped package showing Couture and Smirnoff in rehearsals leading up to their first dance implied that the 51-year-old UFC Hall of Famer and now actor might be a lot of muscle and brawn, and perhaps lacking in smoothness and musicality. But, donning a tuxedo, Couture’s foxtrot with Smirnoff got a standing ovation from the studio audience and high praise from the show’s four judges. Couture and Smirnoff got three 8s and a 7, giving them a score of 31 out of a possible 40 – and putting them in fifth place of 13 heading into tonight’s first elimination. Judge Bruno Tonioli said Couture was “haute Couture,” whi

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