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Kim Couture Was Under an Indefinite NJSACB Medical Suspension When She Fought Saturday

(Someone was jealous of the attention her fighter friend was getting…Unfortunately she didn’t realize it had nothing to do with fighting.)

Well Kim Couture’s fight Saturday night just got even more controversial.

According to a report by MMAJunkie, representatives from both the Association of Boxing Commissions and the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board say that Couture shouldn’t have been allowed to fight by the Calgary Combative Sports Commission as she still has not been cleared from an indefinite suspension levied by an NJSACB physician after her unanimous decision loss to Munah Holland at Ring of Combat 32 in Atlantic City in October.

The New Jersey commission says it informed Couture that she was required to submit a CT scan that showed no breaks or fractures to her facial bones before the suspension would be lifted, but they still have not received the test results. According to both the fighter and NJACB legal counsel Nick Lembo, Couture did submit a doctor’s report regarding surgery she underwent in February to repair the broken jaw she sustained in her first professional fight, but Lembo stressed that the report was not a substitute for the required documents they needed to take her off of the ABC suspension list.

“Very late in the game, and the wrong paperwork,” Lembo said. “So, simply put, Calgary and Kim were notified that we were not lifting the suspension.”

According to ABC president Tim Lueckenhoff, both Couture and the CCSC are to blame, and as such, both could well face sanctions from the universal governing body.

“The Calgary commission should have required that New Jersey lift the suspension from the database before participation. I have a policy that if the database shows you are suspended, you do not fight until removed and I have written documentation in hand. Each commission who is a member of the ABC must review the MMA database before each fight numerous times to ensure that fighters are not on suspension. The database is there for everyone’s use, and to ignore the valuable information contained herein is criminal. Most fighters like in this case ignore this information and don’t worry about it until it is time to fight again. (I) think we as commissioners need to make fighters accountable. They are professionals, and it is their responsibility to ensure that they are medically cleared to fight.”

The Calgary commission is reviewing the late stoppage in Couture’s fight with Sheila Bird after the referee allowed Bird to hold onto a scissor-choke submission for approximately 10 seconds after Couture had gone unconscious.


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tim.martin- July 14, 2011 at 12:49 am
Why in god’s name would the Calgary Commission care what the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board did or did not do.
I am sure most of you do not know, but we are an independent sort here in Alberta.
As long as the Calgary Commission made sure she was fit to fight New Jersey's rulings can stay in New Jersey.
El Guapo- July 12, 2011 at 12:13 pm
No, Intercept, no. Just no. That is wrong. Kim Couture is a somebody to somebody. A daughter. A sister, perhaps. A cunty ex-wi... Wait! No, what I meant was... Nevermind.
intercept440- July 12, 2011 at 7:07 am
everytime i see this cunt, she looks more and more like a fucking chimpanzee got fucked by a neaderthal in the ass but somehow conceived anyways, fuck she is a ugly biotch.
KeithHackneyWindmillPalmStrike- July 12, 2011 at 3:52 am
I'd hit it
Gay Maynard- July 12, 2011 at 12:05 am
she needs to do her self a favor and just crossover to porn now.. or at least that fake MMA porn that makes the loser submit sexually and eat a bunch of dick and asshole and shit. She fights like my drunk aunt at Bingo sunday down at the church... Her last fight was only worth watching on this site cause the ref totally didn't call it when he should have (cause he probably hated her) and you saw her eyes roll in the back of her head for a slit second.. well worth it by the way. closing note, she sucks at life and obviously fighting, hopefully she dies in a car fire.
Rear Naked Poke- July 11, 2011 at 10:23 pm
@Koz hater
LOL @ "my 2 hernias popped out"
HateKozJustCuz- July 11, 2011 at 7:54 pm
I literally just threw-up all over from laughing so hard, and my 2 hernias both popped out, but it's worth it because that shit was so funny.
couldn't have said it any better
IronClad- July 11, 2011 at 7:06 pm
Kim Couture is horrible for women's MMA. She's a douche for hanging onto a last name so she can keep her fame but its the consistent beatings she takes that are making her famous. Give it up bitch you are not a fighter.
amsterdamheavy- July 11, 2011 at 7:06 pm
hah, kim couture's ugly ass makes gina look especially good
Ballkick- July 11, 2011 at 6:13 pm
The CCSC has released a statement regarding this "Turd in the Punchbowl"
BONGTAR- July 11, 2011 at 5:59 pm
They are at a Jake Shields fight. Look at the dude behind them asleep.
Get Off Me- July 11, 2011 at 5:24 pm
Caption: "Fish or Roast Beef?"
I think the calgary comission may be one or two people, you can't expect them to go through all that paperwork and shit, fuck sakes look at the officials out there.