“The Axe Murderer” has a new sparring partner to duke it out with on the mats of Xtreme Couture: Mrs. Couture.
In a recent interview with MMAInsider, Kim Couture described a sparring session with the former Pride champion that turned more than a few heads at the gym.
“That was a treat,” she said with a big smile. “I’m feeling very confident with my boxing. So was he, otherwise he wouldn’t have gotten in there with me.”
They started slow, throwing a few light punches to the gloves, which Silva was unsatisfied with.
“He was like, ‘that’s good, now hit me in the face,'” Couture recounted.
When Couture turned up the heat, Silva responded in kind.
“He would turn it up and control it,” she continued. “As I would turn it up, he would turn it up. He’s such a great guy, and has a few pointers here and there.”
Being one of the most feared strikers in the world, you would think so. Afterwards, Silva lifted Couture up with a big hug.
“He’s a very good sport,” Couture said. “Very inspiring.”
Hopefully, a little bit of Silva’s killer mojo will rub off on Couture when she faces Lina Kvokov at Strikeforce: “Destruction” on Friday at the HP Pavilion in San Jose.