Randy Couture may be one of the greatest fighters in UFC history, but on Saturday night it was his wife Kim who had the attention of the mixed martial arts world. And not in a particularly good way. Kim Couture made her pro debut against fellow rookie Kim Rose, and Rose left Couture worse for the wear in winning a unanimous decision.
As the bout opened, [Rose] came storming in with an overhand right that found its mark and crumbled Couture to the canvas. She immediately followed with a flurry of hammer blows, but Couture somehow held on and weathered the storm.
Little did anyone know at the time, Couture not only suffered a broken nose in the exchange, but the bone-crushing overhand right, according to her Xtreme Couture teammate Brice Ritani-Coe, actually split her lower jaw bone in the middle of her chin.
So… I guess props to Couture for going the full three rounds with a broken nose? I've never been punched in the nose, but I can imagine the pain. I popped a zit inside my nostril once, and I cried for like 30 minutes.