Gina might occasionally bleed while she fights, but she won’t fight while she’s bleeding. See what I did there? Oh stop. I’m sure you’re clever too. From an upcoming issue of ESPN The Magazine via With Leather:
I try not to schedule fights the week I’ll be on my period. Making weight is hard enough. … Plus, bruises hurt more, you’re bloated and cramping and emotionally, it’s tougher to battle through the training. Also, some states require us to wear breast padding, since we’re allowed to punch there. One time I didn’t have any, a guy told me to put a rolled-up towel in my bra. I said no. I usually just wear three sports bras during a fight.
As men, we sometimes forget that women get punched in the titties during fights. I wonder if any female fighters actually train to go for the tit-punch. I just hope Cyborg doesn’t punch Gina in one of her hoo-haas. That would make me very upset.