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Just When I Thought I Was Out

Dearest Jackals,

After the release of Tapped Out, I promised myself I’d do everyone else a favor and take a break from MMA. Spend a little quality me-time at local dive bars and the NYPD drunk tank. But just when I thought I was out, Ryan pulls me back in with an assignment to review Haywire and interview Gina Carano. How could I resist when all of my loves are so tightly wrapped in such a seam-bursting package: MMA, white people in kung fu flicks, another Soderbergh rookie female lead (let me give you the boyfriend experience, Sasha Grey), and Gina Carano’s voluptuous… smile.

But what to ask Gina? Where do I begin? I’m so nervous. And that is why I am turning to you, dearest jackals. Fill the comments section with the questions you want me to put to the face of WMMA. I’d ask you not to be too pervy, but we all know that’s impossible. But try to throw in at least a couple that I might actually be able to use.

Matthew Polly

(Matthew Polly is our resident big dick swingin’ auteur who’s latest book Tapped Out just came out at the end of 2011. If you haven’t read it, do yourself a favor and pick it up! Or you can enjoy all his other Fightlinker works and samples from his first book right here.)

  • SkippyKid


    – If she had beaten Cyborg does she think maybe she would still continue fighting?
    – Is the money so low for female fighters that it become difficult to keep doing it?
    – What would be your ideal next 5 to 10 years? Movie star? Fight in the UFC? All of this..?

  • agentsmith

    Now that Cyborg pissed hot for roids, is the coast clear for Gina to return to MMA?  Corollary question: does that depend on how badly “Haywire” bombs (as I expect it to)?

    What’s her favorite flavor of ice cream?  Corollary question: what’s the highest she’s weighed since beginning her MMA career?

  • G Funk

    Are you tit 100% reals?

  • CAP

    ^Corrollary question: Do they make it hard to train? Is that why you quit? Sore back?

    Any chance in hell you can make 135?
    Her thoughts on Ronda? Ooooh Ronda!

  • Blackula Jonez

    If she returns to MMA could she hit 135lbs?

    If it were possible would she rather fight in Strikeforce or The UFC?

  • theayatollah

    Was there much anxiety in preparing for scenes with such high level actors?

    If so, how does that anxiety compare to that before a bout?

  • glassjawsh

    stop toying with us you filthy gutter slut, you have no intention of returning to mma and are only using the scene to drum up interest in your acting career.

    you were blessed with looks and talent (and possibly work ethic) and could have easily brought WMMA light years further in the last 3 years but instead of being the “face of the sport” and benefiting countless other women interested in fighting (not to mention becoming a certifiable legend), you took the easy way out and became another face in the endless sea of disposable professional hot chicks, how does it feel to be a complete sell out?

    real talk though: She actually did pretty great against cyborg (especially considering how easily that juice box has ran through everyone else) A: does it piss her off to know Cris was juicing and B: does knowing that make her want a rematch after she pisses clean (hint: it doesn’t)

  • matthewpolly

    some remarkably thoughtful questions from you pervs. i’m impressed. keep them coming. and let’s hope the interview actually happens. she can be elusive, our Gina.

  • agentsmith

    …you took the easy way out and became another face in the endless sea of disposable professional hot chicks…

    It’s funny how so many young wanna-be actresses think they’re somehow unique from every other professional hot chick in Hollywood.  Gina probably thinks she has an edge because she’s pretty AND she can actually fight… except Hollywood doesn’t need real fighters.  The “Sherlock Holmes” movies portrayed Robert Downey Jr as like the Anderson Silva of Victorian England, for fuck sakes.

  • Letibleu

    And then ask her to reinact the picture above for realz :p

  • CAP

    If things get stale or awkward just ask if she is gonna do Playboy, although I’d prefer Hustler.

  • CAP

    Haha and send me a copy too, scratch n’ sniff!

  • Shibo

    Ok, let’s see…

    1. Who are some of the nicest girls outside the cage? How about a few who haven’t been so nice?

    2. Who’s been impressing you in Women’s MMA lately?

    3. Are there any up and coming female MMA fighters that we should be keeping an eye on?

    4. Have you ever been approached by trainers offering you illegal performance enhancers? How did you handle it?

    5. There’s been a bit of a backlash againt Ronda Rousey because of her relative inexperience. Do you think she deserves the title shot?

    6. Cyborg has obviously become the main attraction at 145 lbs in the US. It seems that many of her challengers came in for one fight and weren’t even in the right weight class to begin with. There have been rumors that the 145 lb division might even be scrapped with Cyborg out. That would leave only a 135 lb division. Do you think 145 lbs is viable today? If you were a booker and you had the power to promote and book Women’s MMA fights in only two weight classes, which two would you choose, and why?

  • Letibleu

    Ask her to sign my copy of your picture book that I have not received yet :p




  • CAP

    Dammit Shibo you made me go limp. Again.

  • matthewpolly

    thank you Sibo, those are some excellent question. i’ll probably use number five, but i’ll be thinking about that photoshopping while i do it.

  • Symbul

    Ask her how much fun she’s having at that press junket.

  • iamphoenix

    Ask her about that book I won that I still havent recieved. Maybe she knows.

  • Omomatta

    Is that jelly?…..cause jam don’t shake like that!

  • fightlinker

    Y’all are gettin yer books, relax :-)

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    What about my shirt Hyan??  I SAVED STRIKEFORCE!!!  Remember?  You asked for my address, but thought I lived in Thailand?  You wouldn’t even be able to watch Ronda fight if it weren’t for me saving Strikeforce!!!!  Tantrum continues …

  • Letibleu

    And Mr.Polly, good luck with that:

  • frickshun

    Q#1: Gina, you are the Kelly Clarkson of MMA. How does that make you feel?
    Q#2: Who is a bigger celebrity in the sports world, you or your dad? Does he resent that he’s the better, more established athlete but you get more TMZ facetime?
    Q#3: If I was single, would you try to lure me into your surprise van, slather me w/BBQ sauce & shove me into an industrial smoker for 10 hours, only to return the next day & eat me in 1 sitting, knowing I have no spouse to call in an APB in those crucial “1st 48.”

  • iamphoenix

    show gina the photooshop I made that won the book for me. The one where I have her depicted as a seal with a severed ewan mcgregor head nestling in her bossum. Record her crying so I can finish hard.

  • Letibleu


  • CAP

    Record her crying so I can finish hard.

    Thanks for starting my day off proper penix!!!

  • matthewpolly

    i can always count on you all to start high-brow and end in the funny gutter.