Kim Couture has withdrawn from her scheduled May 15th Strikeforce bout against Miesha Tate for undisclosed reasons.
Strikeforce today confirmed the card change, but did not announce the reason for her withdrawal from the debut installment of ShoMMA: Strikeforce Challengers in Fresno, California.
On Tuesday, Tate posted a MySpace bulletin alleging that Couture was withdrawing from the bout due to marital problems with her husband, UFC hall of famer Randy Couture:
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!!”
Tate then issued an apology for the bulletin on Wednesday:
So I missunderstood about what I had previously stated, I have a few friends that train at Extreme Couture one of which told me Randy and Kim were having issues and then she backed out of the fight on me and I was VERY upset because most of you know this fight meant the world to me, it was my big break and I was really upset when I found out and jumped to conclusions. My apologies to Randy and Kim, When I wrote about them I meant no ill intentions and didn’t mean to blast their personal life, I was just focused on the fact I wasn’t going to get the fight. I forget how famous they are and didn’t even think how that might effect them and their personal life which was immature and stress my apology to them and who ever else it may concern.
Strikeforce is working to replace Couture and finalize the event’s lineup.