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Kim Couture “Dumbfounded” by Strikeforce Opponent

The Xtreme Couture blog posted this video of Kim Couture training (and looking surprisingly sharp) along with an interview in which they discuss her kind of sad fight against Lina Kvokov.  Sounds like Kim was as weirded out by the whole thing as we were:

K. Couture: "I trained hard and really wanted to show the MMA fans a good show and let them know I was a 100% and ready to fight, I have the utmost respect for anyone who steps into the cage but felt disappointed that she just wouldn’t engage with me and turned her back on me. I was just dumbfounded.”

XC: “Do you think she shouldn’t of been matched up with you?”

K. Couture: “On paper it looked like a good match-up. We both had 1 professional fight with a loss. She was training with Matt Lindlands Team Quest so I expected she would be ready and I was ready for a stand-up brawl.”


XC:
“Did you have a chance to watch the fight yet?”


K. Couture:
“Yes, Lina just looked nervous from the moment she tripped coming out to the cage, she just looked like she didn’t want to fight that night.”

Ouch.  Kim goes on to say she’d like to fight three or four times a year.  Hopefully better opponents lay ahead, since Couture is bound to attract more attention than more experienced/talented female fighters simply because of who her husband is.  That fight did nothing good for the credibility of women’s MMA.  Probably didn’t help Kvokov’s reputation around Team Quest either.  

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Anonymous- December 2, 2008 at 4:35 pm
Talk about a hand picked opponent for Kim Couture so she could get a win.I'm surprised Randy didn't wheel out a cripple for her to punch around.
gvd- December 1, 2008 at 11:22 pm


""That fight just reinforced to me that Women's MMA is just a side show"

Yeah and the Filho v. Sonnen match just reinforced to me that Men's MMA is just a side show.

And the Quarry v. Starnes match just reinforced to me that the UFC is just a side show.

And the first 3 or 4 Rio Heroes events just reinforced to me that Brazilian MMA is just a side show.

And the Giant Silva v. Minowa fight just reinforced to me that MMA itself is just a sideshow.

Great logic you got gong on there, numbnuts."

I'm sorry but I don't find women cat fighting very entertaining. It's not even on the same level of athleticism of men. You got some great logic "gong" there too buddy.
Nikolai- November 28, 2008 at 12:29 am
lol i thought that was wanderlei training kim
capital L- November 26, 2008 at 3:54 pm
"That fight just reinforced to me that Women's MMA is just a side show"

Yeah and the Filho v. Sonnen match just reinforced to me that Men's MMA is just a side show.

And the Quarry v. Starnes match just reinforced to me that the UFC is just a side show.

And the first 3 or 4 Rio Heroes events just reinforced to me that Brazilian MMA is just a side show.

And the Giant Silva v. Minowa fight just reinforced to me that MMA itself is just a sideshow.

Great logic you got gong on there, numbnuts.
Blaphtome- November 26, 2008 at 3:12 pm
Did Kim look sharp in the video when she was dropping her left after the jab, or when she was telegraphing the right.
behr- November 26, 2008 at 9:39 am
The only real womens MMA league is the ultimate Surrender website. Thats how womens MMA should be.
rbk- November 26, 2008 at 9:33 am
"That fight just reinforced to me that Women's MMA is just a side show."

That fight (and Kim Couture) makes it awfully hard on those of us who are actually proponents of women's mma. The faster we can lose the Couture sideshow the better.
behr- November 26, 2008 at 9:17 am
Kim at the end of the fight:

"Are you not entertained?"
Bundy- November 26, 2008 at 6:08 am
Kim better not fight anyone better, soon. If she keeps leaving her chin out ther like that, she will get her jaw broken again.
gvd- November 26, 2008 at 5:58 am
That fight just reinforced to me that Women's MMA is just a side show.
Anonymous- November 26, 2008 at 1:42 am
Kvokov trained at Team Quest maybe 3 times total before the fight.
Nelly- November 25, 2008 at 2:47 pm
Her opponent was paid to lose obviously. Lina was a fall girl.
Jeeves- November 25, 2008 at 2:33 pm
I'm sorry. . . but anyone can look 'surprisingly sharp' hitting the mits so long as the guy holding them knows what he is doing.
Jeffro- November 25, 2008 at 1:36 pm
Kim Couture is a Cunt. She sucked the life out of Randy. That is why he lost to Cock Chestnar.
Anonymous- November 25, 2008 at 1:31 pm
Yeah, after almost tripping off the top step on the entrance to the fight......It was kinda apparent that she was scared shitless to get into the cage.

i am just wondering who put her up to that, or how that fight came about. She need the money that bad???? Someone tell here that STRIKING was not allowed???? I will never know??
Brad- November 25, 2008 at 1:23 pm
Even at the weigh ins she looked scared.
Anonymous- November 25, 2008 at 1:00 pm
DAMN i would give her some kidney shots while pulling on those pigtails if you know wut i mean,,,you know....
Fenix- November 25, 2008 at 12:40 pm
That fight was kinda funny. She was just scared all the way. Even in the fight pic, she had her hands up all scared. lol
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