(Kim Couture has a long way to go before she’s in Gina’s league.)
HDNet Fights has announced in a press release that they will air an event featuring The Natural’s third wife, Kim Couture, on February 29th, exclusively on HDNet. “HDNet Fights Presents: The Debut of Kim Couture” was the title we were handed down. Here’s the lead-in to the announcement:
DALLAS (February 11, 2007) – Andrew Simon, CEO of HDNet Fights, announced today that HDNet will feature exclusive coverage of Kim Couture’s debut fight. Kim is the wife of MMA legend Randy “The Natural” Couture. Her debut will occur in a Boxing/Muay Thai Smoker, a mixed martial arts event, to be held at the Xtreme Couture Gym in Las Vegas, NV.
Talk about home field advantage. Might as well have held it in the Couture’s bedroom. Hmm, that just gave me an idea for my next reality show pitch. Anyway, the event will air after HDNet’s coverage of the network’s LIVE IFL show. There are to be eight fights, each consisting of three two-minute rounds. The event was originally announced as a February 23rd event against an unnamed opponent. The date has changed, but the name of the opponent is still a mystery.
And Randy’s wife has been training her rock hard rump off for the fight. “It is great to be able to put business affairs aside the last month and focus exclusively on getting ready for this fight,” said Kim Couture. “The whole Xtreme Couture gym is looking forward to the opportunity to showcase new and up-and-coming athletes.”
Some interpretation: “business affairs aside” means “letting the lawyers handle the fucking Zuffa shit”. “The opportunity to showcase new and up-and-coming athletes” means “it’s a national commercial for my husband’s gym and I’m the hot chick starring in it”.
HDNet Fights had more to say:
“We’re looking forward to carrying this event exclusively,” said Andrew Simon, CEO of HDNet Fights. “This event will give fans insight into where it all starts for fighters – earlier in the evening we will broadcast the live IFL event taking place in front of 6,000 fans and then we’ll show the contrast by going to the Smoker at Xtreme Couture in front of 300 fans. And, for the many fighters making their debut at the Smoker (including Kim Couture) this is their chance to shine on national TV!”
Think HDNet is trying to figure a way to just have three hours of the Coutures and shove the IFL event to the undercard, as it were? Can’t blame them for going full force after the Randy clan. The network has been smart to link up with other fight organizations and not just show their own HDNet Fight events and we’re hoping they keep it up. Kim Couture will also be a guest on this Friday’s “Inside MMA” where normally it’s a guarantee host Bas Rutten would hit on her, but her heavyweight champ squeeze will be there with her as will Gina Carano. That might be the hottest line-up “Inside MMA” has ever had. Bas may have to be hosed down during commercial breaks.