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Carano, Conviction, and Heavyweight Hypocrisy

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There is a world of red-blooded male mixed martial arts fans who would love to date Gina Carano (Pictures). The rationale is obvious: Carano is extra-easy on the oculars and almost any hardcore fan can attest to wishing his own main squeeze was a little more into the sport, if not a fighter herself.

And how nice it must be to have a girl who doesn't care at all about her weight.

Snarkiness aside, in spite of an actual fight card which produced more than a handful of hot topics and discussion points -- as well as a great performance from Carano herself -- my mind has yet to fully drift from yet another weigh-in debacle. The fact that such an event was swept under the rug indicated some kind of insignificance. Carano missing weight again wasn't just a story because nothing else interesting happened on Friday; it's an ongoing issue fight fans should be taking umbrage with.

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Post #1   6/4/08 5:51:16PM   

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It is this sort of stuff that makes people disrespect women's MMA. How many times can she miss weight and still fight?

Post #2   6/4/08 6:22:34PM   

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I do think this is a serious issue that requires a fine or not letting her fight next time it happens. But dont worry everyone, i had a firm talking with her last night, and i said if it happens again i will have to punish her

Edit: I might have just read the dumbest thread Sherdog has ever produced. People actually think they should make a new weight class just for her, and all the smaller women can put on some weight.

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Post #3   6/4/08 6:40:01PM   

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Posted by puppetmaster837

I do think this is a serious issue that requires a fine or not letting her fight next time it happens. But dont worry everyone, i had a firm talking with her last night, and i said if it happens again i will have to punish her

Edit: I might have just read the dumbest thread Sherdog has ever produced. People actually think they should make a new weight class just for her, and all the smaller women can put on some weight.



She did get fined.
She had to give a percentage of her purse to her opponent.
Not sure if they ever disclosed what that actually amounted to in terms of dollars.

Post #4   6/4/08 7:11:08PM   

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Not sure if they ever disclosed what that actually amounted to in terms of dollars.


I heard it was between 12% and 15%, which is probably pennies compared to what she got from AG.

Post #5   6/4/08 7:20:24PM   

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Not sure if they ever disclosed what that actually amounted to in terms of dollars.


I heard it was between 12% and 15%, which is probably pennies compared to what she got from AG.

12.5% but I dont know what she made.

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Posted by puppetmaster837

Edit: I might have just read the dumbest thread Sherdog has ever produced. People actually think they should make a new weight class just for her, and all the smaller women can put on some weight.



Not so dumb when you realize they already did it once, creating the 140lb class for her and dropping the 135. What would be truely dumb is doing it again.

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Post #7   6/4/08 9:21:30PM   

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women or not she knew for months what she needed to weigh in, just like the men put down the pizza gina!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted by Bemin


Posted by puppetmaster837

Edit: I might have just read the dumbest thread Sherdog has ever produced. People actually think they should make a new weight class just for her, and all the smaller women can put on some weight.



Not so dumb when you realize they already did it once, creating the 140lb class for her and dropping the 135. What would be truely dumb is doing it again.




Then what if she misses weight again ? Create a 150lb class, 160lb

I bet nobody likes her as much when she's fighting at LHW

Post #9   6/5/08 12:37:05AM