MMAWeekly.com first reported the news citing a blog post on Tate's MySpace account. Tate insinuated that the reason Couture pulled out of the fight was due to marital problems with her husband, Randy.
"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!!"
When FanHouse called Xtreme Couture late last night to find out whether Couture was pulling out of the fight, a spokesperson for the gym replied, "We will not have any comment on that situation."
As of right now, there is no word on when Couture will be resuming her MMA career. The current plan is to book Tate on a future Strikeforce card, but no definite plans are in place.
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Kim Couture made her MMA debut last June, losing a bloody three-round battle to Kim Rose in Las Vegas. She defeated an over-matched Lina Kvokov in her Strikeforce debut last November.
Couture (nee Kim Holderman) also works as the Vice President of Xtreme Couture and owner of KC Concepts, a fight promotional company.