Here’s three fighters: Randy Couture, Mike Pyle, and Gina Carano. Randy left the UFC citing lack of respect. Mike Pyle left EliteXC citing lack of respect. Gina Carano has one foot out the EliteXC door at this point. Now what’s the common thread between them? Oh look – it’s Kim ‘Yoko’ Couture. I wasn’t quite ready to label her as thus initially but now it’s just getting painfully clear that that is what she is.
The connection between Kim and Randy are obvious … he hides his hotdog in her roast beef. But not many people know that Kim brought Mike into the Couture fold as Randy’s sparring partner. They’re very close. And Gina? Her and Kim are like BFF!
Randy Couture rarely talks smack about anyone, but Kim was pretty derisive when asked about EliteXC as a potential home for the Fedor/Randy fight. It seems to me like she’s the uniting factor regarding a lot of shit talking coming out of XTreme Couture. I’m interested in knowing if she was the one that prompted the slamming of the IFL after the whole Team XTreme Couture thing went tits up.