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Rumor: Kim Couture Withdraws From Fight With Meisha Tate Due To “Martial Problems”
According to MMAWeekly, Kim “Sugar Free” Couture has apparently withdrawn for her ShoMMA fight with Meisha Tate (7-1) on May 15 in Fresno, CA. Tate posted a message on her MySpace page stating that Kim Couture and husband Randy Couture are having “Martial Problems”.
“So Kim ‘Sugar Free’ 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!!”
Strikeforce Press Release:
Mixed martial arts (MMA) upstart Kim “Sugar Free” Couture (1-1) has withdrawn from the series debut of Strikeforce Challengers, scheduled for Friday, May 15. Couture was slated to face submission expert Miesha Tate (5-1) in a 135-pound fight. Strikeforce is working to replace the fight and finalize the card.
Strikeforce Challengers will take place at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif, on Friday, May 15, and air live on SHOWTIME at 11 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast). The fight card, headlined by undefeated lightweight Billy Evangelista (9-0) versus BJ Penn protÃ©gÃ© “Iron” Mike Aina (11-6-1), will feature up to five live bouts.
Strikeforce Challengers is a proving ground for up-and-coming MMA fighters. SHO MMA provides today’s top prospects with the opportunity to step-up their level of competition and demonstrate their ability in a nationally televised event.