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Strikeforce Bringing Back Brett Rogers, Kim Couture


(Rogers vs. Murphy at EliteXC: Primetime, 5/31/08)

With a proposed fight between Jake Shields and Joe Riggs scrapped from Strikeforce’s April 11th event due to Shields being tapped to headline their May show, there was a spot that needed to be filled on the "Shamrock vs. Diaz" supporting card. FiveOuncesofPain reports that EliteXC vet Brett Rogers has been asked to step in against an opponent to be named soon. Rogers’s return to competition will come nearly a year after his last fight — a 61-second knockout of Jon Murphy (see above) in the first live MMA fight on network television.

Following that match, the undefeated Team Bison product called out Kimbo Slice for his garbage-ass performance (which led to a brief Internet trash-talk war), and was supposed to take on Paul Buentello at an EliteXC event in November. Unfortunately, the promotion fell apart before that event could take place and Rogers has been inactive since. Whoever gets the Grim next month had better protect his neck — all eight of Rogers’s wins have come by stoppage due to strikes in the first round.

MMA Fanhouse adds that Randy‘s third wife Kim "Sugar Free" Couture will be returning to the Strikeforce cage for their May show, also against Unknown Fighter. When we last saw Kim, she was kicking the tar out of Lina Kvokov at Strikeforce: Destruction in November. It was later discovered that Kvokov was actually a spectator who had mistakenly entered the cage on the way to the bathroom. But hey, a win is a win, and Couture’s first-round TKO increased her pro-record to 1-1. As for the real star of women’s MMA, Gina Carano, she and Strikeforce are still in negotiations, with league boss Scott Coker recently comparing her to a contract hold-out at a pre-season training camp. That’s…encouraging?

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norremo- March 16, 2009 at 5:24 pm
Who cares? Drop the intense coverage on this second (at best) tier promotion
Old, Bald and Irish- March 16, 2009 at 4:21 pm
Uhhh...Gina?

...just sign on the dotted line and let's get this show on the road, OK?

They're not renewing American Gladiators anytime soon. Got it?
Anonymous- March 16, 2009 at 3:33 pm
Kim is not a good fighter. Why does she keep getting fights?
PurplePickle- March 16, 2009 at 3:00 pm
Bret Rogers will totally kick Kim Coutures ass!!!
BuRnT- March 16, 2009 at 1:59 pm
@ longislandguy

Because apparently, even Chris Brown thinks Randy goes too far sometimes.
Euro Trash- March 16, 2009 at 1:57 pm
Haha, they could've just wrote "Randy's wife" but instead, couldn't resist mentioning that Kim's his third attempt at marriage.
longislandguy- March 16, 2009 at 1:47 pm
why?*
longislandguy- March 16, 2009 at 1:46 pm
randy looks like such a nice guy, who does he have 2 divorces ?

Ozone- March 16, 2009 at 1:44 pm
ya i still want to see rogers destroy kimbo
i'm just rude- March 16, 2009 at 1:43 pm
gina's head's gettin' as big as her fat ass
Anonymous- March 16, 2009 at 1:43 pm
wait, did a woman seriously mistakenly enter the cage to fight kim couture
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