"She better get her feet wet first in this sport because it's real and there is no scripting going on inside that cage. It's the real deal," stated female mixed martial artist Kim Couture as she fired back at TNA Wrestling star Lisa Marie Varon. With tension rising between Couture and Varon, one has to wonder just how close we are to seeing these two ladies trading blows.
"I love the fact that her and others think of my experience back from the Kim Rose fight. That was a year and a half ago. I am a new person and a completely different fighter," Couture added as she laughed at the idea that people take her lightly after that performance. In fact, Couture, confident in her abilities, is extremely interested in the possibility of facing Varon. "If she really wants to do this, let's get it set up and she could experience it first hand," she added, offering Varon an opportunity to experience his skills firsthand.
Hey MySpacers !!!
So I heard my name mentioned a couple times recently in MMA circles. The first was because I have been talking to a couple agents regarding MMA endorsements. Well in a conversation, I mentioned to one that a promoter had approached my camp about fighting Kim Couture (as I mentioned in my July 2nd blog). The numbers weren't right for the fight, but appearantly the agent wanted to see if there was interest in me in the MMA community. So without my knowledge, he gave an interview to the Dayton Daily News, suggesting that he represtented me and that I am gunning for Kim Couture. Neither were true. So to the Dayton Daily News, I say,"Check your facts!".
As well as an athlete and entertainer, I am a business owner, and have been for years. For the time being, I can represent myself. I believe boxing great Bernard Hopkins represented himself through his whole career. I know that in the infancy of my MMA career, I can adequately represent myself. If you want to know about my fight status, talk to myself or one of my coaches.
Then it seems that Kim Couture gets stirred up and says to MMAJunkie.com that she has no idea who I am, and that I look big, and she doesn't know if I can get to the 135 lb weight class. Kim, I do walk around in the low 150's. But as a former bodybuilder and fitness competitor, I know how to cut weight as good or better than most fighters. I cut to 119 for one show. I know I can get to 135. But frankly, you don't want me to. I know pro wrestling is nothing like MMA. But anyone who has watched my career has some insight into what my fighting potential is. I broke the jaw of powerhouse Beth Pheonix in three places with a slap (which I sincerely regret to this day). I tugged 270 lb Awesome Kong out of the ring with one arm the other day on TNA. I dropped 15 feet to the cement floor head first last week and got up to finish the match. I have always had freakish physical ability.
And for my MMA skills, they get better every day. I train as hard as anyone in the business. I spar with Terri Blair, who is currently a Female Boxing champion in two organizations. I roll with Helio Soneca who is world renowned as a jiu-jitsu coach. And I train with former UFC and Pride fighter Alex Steibling. I am ready for a fight today.
So Kim, I have a tremendous amount of respect for the heart you showed in your first pro fight. Tremendous. And you may be a nice stepping stone for me if I choose to drop down to 135. But as for the veiled insults toward me, I find them cute. Because for us to meet up in the ring, you'd be bringing a knife to a gun fight. I hope to be attending the Strikeforce event in Oklahoma next month. Perhaps I'll see you there.
Later Greenhouse Tomaters, Lisa Marie aka TNA Tara
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