Why Gina Carano Should Be Forced to Make Weight

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MMAcca
6/5/08 1:07:38AM
Her undoubtedly impressive performance against Kaitlin Young (Pictures) this past Saturday night pushed her career mark to 6-0. For four of those six fights, Carano came in overweight. Against Julie Kedzie (Pictures) and Tonya Evinger (Pictures), Carano was a fraction of a pound over the one-pound allowance for 140-pound contests. Overweight, yes, but out of line? Debatable. However, this cannot make up for four and four-and-a-half pounds overweight Carano entered her bouts with Rosi Sexton and Young, respectively.





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bustin_mma
6/5/08 1:24:23AM
i dont think that you can make somone make weight if the second opponent agrees to the fight all you can do is fine the overwieght fighter and give it to the on weight fighter. although I agree that not makin weight is a very un-profesianal thing to do.
telnights
6/5/08 1:47:19AM
Well not making weight puts everyone in a bad position. Its not only disrespectful to everyone involved it also shows your lack of commitment. I think if she doesn't make weight her next fight they should fine her part of the purse and give it to her opponent. Also she should loss 1 point on the score cards for coming in over weight it thats simple till someone slaps her for doing it she will keep thinking its ok.
SpiderSilva
6/5/08 2:32:31AM
She has Fat girl arms

and big boobs

those two alone are hard for women to lose
Vietnamese_Guy
6/5/08 2:34:42AM
give me a night alone with her and i'll help her lose weight
jiujitsufreak74
6/5/08 2:40:57AM

Posted by SpiderSilva

She has Fat girl arms

and big boobs

those two alone are hard for women to lose



i don't know if your joking but...

that is no excuse. if you are a professional fighter, it is your job to make the weight. it is a disgrace to show up this many times over weight, especially when it is a weight class designed for the sole purpose of you making wight. it is inexcusable and i am disgusted by it. i have absolutely 0 respect for Gina and i am just utterly appalled at her failure to make weight by 4.5 lbs after missing weight 3 previous times before that. the penalty for her next offense should be 1/2 of her purse, because 1/8 doesn't seem to be cutting it.
CornishMMA
6/5/08 5:45:15AM
Fat b**** jj

She thinks she can get away with it and doesnt try that hard, she even uses that old gem of an excuse that girls always used at school to get out of PE (sports) that being "bad period pains"

She should clean the inside of a sauna for a few hours
bojangalz
6/5/08 6:48:46AM
I had no idea that she's been over weight for all those fights already... I thought the CBS event was the first time. There is just no excuse for it. I was an uneducated Carano fan until Elite XC last weekend.

But, when you as the "woman's face of MMA" roll out of bed and show up to what was billed as the most important night in MMA history over weight, it is completly inexcusable. I had no idea that this had happened on other occasions.

Its a shame that she has faught and won all six of her bouts. That does nothing more then reinforce the notion that it's ok for her to just "show up" and she'll be given the opportunity to fight. I can't wait until she meets her match and loses. It would be nice to see how well she could bounce back, and what she's capable of when she puts in the time.

Until that point, I'd say that "Conviction" is probably the least accurate nickname in MMA.
Trapt1nw0nder
6/5/08 9:05:46AM
its not fair for one girl to have 4 lbs of extra muscle with no boobs and one to have 4 lbs of extra useless breast fat...there should be a rule for women since some must carry around extra useless bagage for a fight...maybe they should weigh Gina's boobs and let her come in that much heavier...

Fair fight if Gina comes in a little over weight if you ask me...
decken
6/5/08 10:02:03AM
What happens if the other fighter refuses to fight? Would the over weight fighter be DQ or what? From my wrestling experience if you didn't make weight that was an automatic win for the other team (unless a JV wrestler took the varsity spot).

If you do get DQ her next opponent(and all future opponents) should refuse to fight her. Then her perfect record would be ruined giving her extra motivation to make weight for the rematch.

It would also piss the promoter off. Which could be bad for both fighters.But if the promoter knows that no fighter will fight her unless she makes weight. I'm pretty sure she would make weight the next fight or not fight again.
SpiderSilva
6/5/08 10:21:06AM
yeah it was a joke but she really does have big boobs and fats arms see what Im saying

AchillesHeel
6/5/08 10:54:19AM
EliteXC is in a bind, because Carano's real fighting weight might just be 145. Unfortunately, there aren't a lot of women fighters yet, and 135 might be the highest weight at which there's any depth. I don't think it's a given that she can make the weight.
teddythetuna
6/5/08 12:15:27PM
Maybe she should quit the farce that is American Gladiators and concentrate on mma. Pick one or the other IMO. Either you wanna be a joke with AG or a professional with mma
ThaAxeMurderer7
6/5/08 12:29:45PM
I'm sorry but it's a crock of shit. Gina doesn't make weight, gets slapped with a fine and then everything is ok. Travis Lutter doesn't make weight, loses his shot at the belt yet nobody ever lets it go. I'm not the biggest Travis Lutter fan and he really pissed me off with his performance against Rich, but it seems to me that everything is all good with Gina yet no matter what Travis will do in the future nobody will ever let it down.
bojangalz
6/5/08 1:58:14PM

Posted by ThaAxeMurderer7

I'm sorry but it's a crock of shit. Gina doesn't make weight, gets slapped with a fine and then everything is ok. Travis Lutter doesn't make weight, loses his shot at the belt yet nobody ever lets it go. I'm not the biggest Travis Lutter fan and he really pissed me off with his performance against Rich, but it seems to me that everything is all good with Gina yet no matter what Travis will do in the future nobody will ever let it down.




Not me my friend- I was completely floored the night of the young fight that this babydall couldn't take it seriously enough to make weight. My feelings were compounded even more when I learned that young had to put on weight for the fight.

Now I learn that this is a regular occurance for "Conviction". it's rediculous and inexcusible. She's less credible as a fighter to me than Lutter at this point. I'm rooting against her everytime out from now one. (That is unless she would happen to loose her top mid match. I'm right back on the bandwagon at that point )
Rush
6/5/08 3:12:05PM
Wow, I am liking Gina less and less these days. I hate to say it, but I feel she is basically the female (and better looking) version of Kimbo (without the beard ) if you get what I am saying.

She gets special treatment because she is good looking. I am convinced. She is like the gorgeous singer that can't sing, the beautiful actor that can't act. Her opportunities are directly correlated with her looks, which make her more popular and more marketable.

I agree with all that says she should be fined for not making weight. If she is a fraction over, I say take off the tank top. As far as breast size being a factor, I say too bad. If you want to be in a sport, you have to be on a level playing field. To say, well her breasts are useless in a fight and she should be allowed to be overweight is no different than saying, that heavyweight has a lot of belly fat, let's put him in the LHW bracket because it all evens out in the end.

As for the Lutter issue, yeah, funny how people were still on his case a year or more later, yet Gina's overweight weigh ins are forgotten. I guess that's the power of pussy.

It all starts with cute girls getting candy in elementary school. Then in highschool they get boys to carry their books. In college/university, they get free drinks at the bar..... now we have them getting coupons for 4lbs off their next weigh in.

Don't put the pussy on a pedestal!!!!
Pookie
6/5/08 3:17:39PM

Posted by Rush

Wow, I am liking Gina less and less these days. I hate to say it, but I feel she is basically the female (and better looking) version of Kimbo (without the beard ) if you get what I am saying.

She gets special treatment because she is good looking. I am convinced. She is like the gorgeous singer that can't sing, the beautiful actor that can't act. Her opportunities are directly correlated with her looks, which make her more popular and more marketable.

I agree with all that says she should be fined for not making weight. If she is a fraction over, I say take off the tank top. As far as breast size being a factor, I say too bad. If you want to be in a sport, you have to be on a level playing field. To say, well her breasts are useless in a fight and she should be allowed to be overweight is no different than saying, that heavyweight has a lot of belly fat, let's put him in the LHW bracket because it all evens out in the end.

As for the Lutter issue, yeah, funny how people were still on his case a year or more later, yet Gina's overweight weigh ins are forgotten. I guess that's the power of pussy.


jiujitsufreak74
6/5/08 3:29:17PM

Posted by Rush

Wow, I am liking Gina less and less these days. I hate to say it, but I feel she is basically the female (and better looking) version of Kimbo (without the beard ) if you get what I am saying.

She gets special treatment because she is good looking. I am convinced. She is like the gorgeous singer that can't sing, the beautiful actor that can't act. Her opportunities are directly correlated with her looks, which make her more popular and more marketable.

I agree with all that says she should be fined for not making weight. If she is a fraction over, I say take off the tank top. As far as breast size being a factor, I say too bad. If you want to be in a sport, you have to be on a level playing field. To say, well her breasts are useless in a fight and she should be allowed to be overweight is no different than saying, that heavyweight has a lot of belly fat, let's put him in the LHW bracket because it all evens out in the end.

As for the Lutter issue, yeah, funny how people were still on his case a year or more later, yet Gina's overweight weigh ins are forgotten. I guess that's the power of pussy.

Don't put the pussy on a pedestal!!!!



i went on a rant about just this same correlation between her looks and the preferential treatment she gets: LINK

the treatment she gets puts women's sports back 50 years. it isn't about who is better looking, but rather who is more skilled. if MMA was based on looks, Wandy wouldn't be a legend. it is just sickening to me to witness all the ovary-hugging of Gina when she continues to miss weight so badly. i totally agree that she is like the "Kimbo" for the ladies

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and don't give me that BS excuse about boobs. your body weighs what your body weighs, all anatomical structures included. just because she has big boobs isn't a good excuse. do fighters with larger penises get to miss weight? no, they do not and the same should go for women. to say that it isn't fair is just ridiculous.
Rush
6/5/08 3:31:36PM

Posted by jiujitsufreak74


and don't give me that BS excuse about boobs.



My post didn't come off as if I supported that did it?
jiujitsufreak74
6/5/08 3:33:12PM

Posted by Rush


Posted by jiujitsufreak74


and don't give me that BS excuse about boobs.



My post didn't come off as if I supported that did it?



that is why i drew the line, there was a comment i glanced over that said it was ok for her to miss weight since she was fighting a woman of all muscle with no boobs while Gina had large boobs.
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