Here’s Randy Couture talking to Loretta Hunt and I think you can read between the lines:
“I think there was a little ring rust there, she hadn’t fought in almost a year,” said Couture. “She had a very busy year so she didn’t get a lot of other training, any extra training in.”
“We need to take some time and look at it but I think the biggest thing is we’ve got to get her into the gym on a more regular basis, more regular fights and keep building and progressing as an athlete.
“I think this is a learning experience for her in a lot of ways. I think she’ll be back, she’ll be strong, she’s got a great warrior’s heart. We all need to go through this.”
I suppose we shouldn’t be surprised at the outcome considering Gina had barely been training from the time EliteXC collapsed to the day her training camp started. In hindsight it seems pretty silly to have passed up on a warm-up bout but at the same time I’m glad this fight is over and done with. I’m much more interested in seeing what’s next for Gina and Women’s MMA as a whole now that this fight is in the books.