Anyone who's been through a breakup knows daily tasks like going to work and being productive can be a difficult task. Imagine if you're a fighter. You have to put aside the heartbreak and angst, and make sure that you're motivated each day to put in the time. And forget about fight night. There is no room mental distractions when there's a trained fighter across the way waiting to rip your head off. Randy Couture has had to deal with this challenge for the last three months in prepping for Saturday's fight at UFC 102 against Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. If anyone can handle it, it's a guy nicknamed "The Natural". His wife Kim Couture painted a picture before last week's Strikeforce event that everything was hunky dory. When Larry Pepe from ProMMARadiospoke with Randy, he didn't come across with the same tone:
"I don't know that we ever got off on the right foot. We were under a lot of things in the beginning and never really got on the same page. There was a lot of scrutiny especially on Kim and I think that affected her in a lot of adverse ways."
Pepe, the Barbara Walters of the MMA media, continued down the same path asking about Kim's fighting career:
"She kind of forayed into the sport and trying to fight, and in some ways that became bigger and more important to her than a lot of other things."