(Well, at least now they’ll have to make a new poster where Miesha’s name is spelled correctly. Image courtesy of FighterGirls.com.)
Friends and fans of Miesha Tate were in for a shock yesterday when this bulletin notice was sent out from Tate’s Myspace page:
Date: Apr 28, 2009 7:32 PM
Subject: Kim pulls out…..
So Kim "SugarFree" Couture
is pulling out of the fight supposedly cuz her and Randy
are getting a divorce………..I’m so pissed right now……Sugar Free my ass!!
Though Tate’s camp confirmed to PRO MMA that her May 15th Strikeforce Challengers bout against Couture had been scrapped, Miesha later took to Sherdog to back off her claim that Randy was headed for his third epic marriage fail:
So I misunderstood about what I had previously stated, I have a few friends that train at Extreme Couture one of which told me Randy and Kim were having issues and then she backed out of the fight on me and I was VERY upset because most of you know this fight meant the world to me, it was my big break and I was really upset when I found out and jumped to conclusions. My apologies to Randy and Kim, When I wrote about them I meant no ill intentions and didn’t mean to blast their personal life, I was just focused on the fact I wasn’t going to get the fight. I forget how famous they are and didn’t even think how that might effect them and their personal life which was immature and stress my apology to them and who ever else it may concern
There’s been no official statement from Strikeforce or the Coutures yet — but my God, with Randy preparing for Big Nog in August, he needs this shit like he needs a hole in the head.
Kim Couture (1-1) and Miesha Tate (6-1) were both slated to make their second appearance under the Strikeforce banner. Couture most recently beat the crap out of a woefully unprepared Lina Kvokov at "Strikeforce: Destruction" last November, while Tate has been on a five-fight win-streak since getting KO’d by Kaitlin Young in November 2007.