Battling through injuries on Saturday night, Kim Couture earned a whole new respect from the mixed martial arts community for her performance while losing a decision against fellow newcomer Kim Rose at ?A Night of Combat? in Las Vegas.
Couture endured a broken jaw in the fight and MMAWeekly.com has confirmed that she actually broke the jaw in two places, at her chin and close to her right ear. She will have the jaw wired shut on Monday and it will likely be in place for approximately five weeks.
Beyond the jaw being wired shut, she will also have to wait additional time before the jaw is healed enough to endure any kind of contact or sparring. According to Sean O?Heir, public relations director for Xtreme Couture, she most likely won?t be back into full sparring until October.
During her time off, Couture will be able to keep up with cardio conditioning, weight training, and other types of physical activity that will keep the jaw from being damaged in any way. -mmaweekly
Guess being tough runs in the family. Wow!