(there’s a ton more where this one came from!)
The bell rang and Kim Rose rushed in. With a quick flurry of punches, an uppercut found its mark within 5 seconds and had Couture collapsing on the ground. Referee rushed in, ready to stop the bout, but Couture was able to find her bearings and fight back. For the entire 3 rounds, Dave Mandel and I watched as she fought the fight, but wasn’t quite “all there”. She took a beating, although didn’t ever give up, and fought back and gave a beating of her own.
After all was said and done, we were told that the first uppercut split her jaw in two, and the left side was hanging about a quarter of an inch lower than the right. She fought the ENTIRE fight like that, not quitting or giving up. She took a NUMBER of punches to the face, as well as got caught in a few guillotines that for SURE stressed on her jaw. Even an elbow at the throat pushed against the bone had to be excruciating.
A lot of our readers were questioning the logic behind Kim going pro after 9 months, and I certainly agree with them. But MMA deals with itself … people who try to compete above their means find out rather quickly and painfully that they bit off more than they can chew. On the other hand, I stick to my original statement: Kim is a lot tougher than I used to give her credit for.