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Film, not fighting up next for UFC legend Couture

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BOSTON - AUGUST 28:  Randy Couture reacts after defeating James Toney in the first round of their UFC heavyweight bout at TD Garden.
BOSTON - AUGUST 28: Randy Couture reacts after defeating James Toney in the first round of their UFC heavyweight bout at TD Garden.

UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture might not be done fighting officially, but the chances of the company's first two-division champion returning to the Octagon are getting slimmer by the day as he explores life on the silver screen.

MMAFighting.com has the report:

With cards quickly filling into the early spring of 2011, Couture has yet to be scheduled for a bout, leaving many to wonder what lies ahead. Now, we have the answer, and it's on the silver screen.

The multi-time UFC champion has just signed on for a role in the action film "Setup," alongside Bruce Willis and 50 Cent, MMA Fighting has confirmed.

Couture's work on the film will begin in December and run into early 2011. Soon after, he will transition into taping for the sequel to "The Expendables," with filming expected to begin in March.

In "Setup," Couture will play a gangster named Pete. The film is reportedly about a jewelry store heist that leads to a double-cross, with one thief going back for revenge on the partner that went rogue.

MMA Fighting reports that much of the filming will be taking place in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Couture (19-10-0 MMA) has won his last three fights, beating Brandon Vera, Mark Coleman and most recently James Toney at UFC 118.