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.