Spike TV’s Lip Sync Battle continues to be a surprisingly successful show — every time we think the idea is played out, they suck us back in with another great celebrity/song combo. Where else are you going to see Mike Tyson get jiggy to Salt N Pepa’s “Push It?” Or Channing Tatum belting out “Let It Go?” And now, here’s Randy Couture in full ’80s aerobic gear lip-syncing to “Let’s Get Physical” by Olivia Newton John.
That’s what’s going down this Thursday as the former multi-division UFC champion takes on stand-up comedian Gabriel Iglecias, better known as Fluffy by his fans. There’s no word on what songs Fluffy will lip sync, but he’s gonna have to pull out the stops if he wants to compete with Couture and his team of leotard-clad dancers.
This isn’t Couture’s first reality show rodeo, either. He also appeared on the 19th season of Dancing With The Stars (there’s been 19 seasons of Dancing With The Stars?!?) and was eliminated three weeks into the show. Based on some of his stiff-looking moves in the Lip Sync Battle preview above, we’re not too surprised.
He also starred in a Spike TV original reality show called Fight Master: Bellator MMA. That was part of a developmental deal Randy signed with Viacom that stole him away from the UFC, resulting in a huge falling-out between Couture and UFC president Dana White. There’s a good chance this appearance on Lip Sync Battle is the latest opportunity offered him through that deal … making us wonder if he made the right choice leaving the UFC.