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Gina Carano non-answers all your questions

Gina Carano has officially returned to the MMA world – if not to fight then at least to promote her new movie Haywire coming out on January 20th. Ariel Helwani managed to track her down after UFC 141 and gave her a nice razzing for dumping us like a creepy mouthbreather ex-boyfriend. On how excited Ariel is for her return and what she’s been up to over the past two and a half years:

“I can’t tell if that’s excitement or bitter. Is that excitement? I’ve been … i dunno … filming a movie and … just, y’know, living life, getting to know myself a little better.”

“I’m really not that well thought through. I actually – when I decided not … y’know, after getting done the Cyborg fight I was really bummed and I went to San Diego for a while and that’s where I got the call to do the movie. And this movie has taken up really a lot of my time. I ended up starring in it so I didn’t really know how much goes into filming a movie and how much it takes to be a lead in a movie. And I soon found out. And I don’t think a lot of people really know. I kinda forgot your original question but I hope that answers a little bit of it.”

I can only imagine the months of fruitless overdubbing. “Again, Gina! Again! Okay, never mind. Get the old lady who makes the coffee to give these lines a try.”

On why she mysteriously pulled out of her June 2011 comeback fight:

“I had some personal issues. I had some personal issues so I had to take care of it. And uh … y’know. Everyone’s trying to get the answer and I hope people just let that go. I couldn’t fight.”

“Why can’t people just forget about my TANTALIZING PERSONAL SECRETS???”

As for what the future holds:

“We have a lot of opportunity and a lot of things we’re looking at. And really, I can’t wait to get on the other side of January 20th. And really just sit down and see what Gina really wants to do. It’s been a 2 year deal. And it’s given me some time with my family and a lot of time to figure a lot of things out. I’m definitely the same person, maybe a little bit more knowledge about how to be healthy and how to love myself a little bit better than I was two years ago.”

It’s hippy dippy comments like that which make me wonder if Gina spent half of 2011 crying in a closet eating fudgesicles. Speaking as someone who also did that, it gets better, girl. As for actually, oh I dunno, fighting again:

“Um … we’ll see. I dunno. I really don’t have an answer. I think after January 20th we’ll know a lot more.”

Don’t quit your day job. At least not until your new job as Action Superstar pans out.

  • glassjawsh

    that bitch was drunk!

    i have an eye for that sort of thing

  • Mixed Martial Adam

    If that’s the way she handles the entertainment press when promoting Haywire, she can say goodbye to ever leading a theatrical movie again.

    I’ve had rapes that were less awkward than that interview.

  • agentsmith

    Her last fight was 2-1/2 years ago now.  Filming for “Haywire” was in early 2010.  Even with the reshoots and pre- and post-production, WTF has she been doing for the other 24+ months?

  • theinsaneoneJustinMcCully

    I gathered she had some psychiatric issues to work through from the interview.

  • Reverend Clint

    getting raped by cyborg

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    I love that at 10:00 she says she wishes they’d put on a super-fight between two top women.  She seems to still be in denial that she was the top draw and would have to be one of those women.

    And not saying whether she even wanted to come back sounds like she’s just dangling that so MMA fans will still treat he like a fighter when she’s at the box office.

    She’s done.


  • CAP

    So much for her being a cool down to earth hotty. She may be a head case like all the rest.

  • P W

    During the fights I noticed some skank in the audience wearing a biker jacket and a stupid hat, looking like it was the New Years Eve event for 2003. Apparently it was Gina’s idea of what a “movie star” is supposed to look like.

  • OlyReigns

    Doesn’t she realize men LIKE women that hate themselves? We don’t like stuck up, full of themselves wannabe hot shits. she has dropped down a few pegs.