Everyone has been waiting with baited breath for me to comment on what Tonya Evinger said about Gina Carano. I don’t think I’ve ever gotten more emails asking me what I think of this:
“I’d like to make out with Gina, but I am here to knock her out. Either way she wants it, though, is fine with me.”
Most people didn’t really look past the comment other than to say “Har har that’s so hot”. Me? When I hear shit like that, I wonder if it’s just Tonya trying to get some attention. I question everything … when the waitress at a bar flirts with me, I don’t assume it’s because she likes me. I assume it’s because she wants a bigger tip. All girls are sneaky, and you should really do some investigation before believing anything that rolls off their forked tongues.
And after investigating, here’s what I’ve found. The good news is there’s a lot of proof that Tonya meant just what she said. Delving through her Myspace page, I discovered that not only is she listed as ‘Bi’ in her orientation, but that she’s really really bisexual. Not bisexual like all girls say they’re bisexual when they’re 19. Tonya is full on get drunk and ride her girl friend’s face bisexual.
The great things about bisexuals is they swing both ways. Lesbians are all cool, but most guys forget that, by definition, lesbians aren’t going to fuck them. Not the case for Tonya. There’s a good amount of boy and girl attention going on through comments on her myspace and her comments on various myspace pages. So in short, I am going to conclude this investigation by saying Tonya definitely swings both ways. And that’s okay by me.
**UPDATE** Looks like Tonya Evinger is really playing up this whole bisexual thing. In this video interview with Jason Mayhem Miller, she talks about how she’s gonna pull Carano’s clothes off. At this point there’s no doubt in my mind: Tonya is trying to get into Gina’s head. Big thanks to PMWillis for pointing this video out to me … I’d stopped watching them because of ‘$kala’. And as a last side note, Mayhem Miller is still flirting with danger by working with ProElite.
I’ve got a challenge for all my readers: Try watching this video for longer than 60 seconds without putting your fist through your computer screen. Pretty damned hard isn’t it?
The obvious question is: Who the fuck is this ‘$kala’ joker, and why the fuck is he macking on Gina Carano during an ‘interview’? Well, the first question answers the second one: ‘$kala’ is Gary Shaw’s son Jared. You may remember way back we covered a story where people were accusing Jared of using his position in EliteXC to mack on ring girls. I didn’t put that much stock into the story at the time, but seeing this talking cock trying to be all hip-hop with Gina has me rethinking my position.
I’ve got so many issues with Jared Shaw now it’s not funny. I have no problem with nepotism as a general idea … but I do have one with nepotistic silver spoon peice of shit no talent hacks. This guy is such a blowhard he goes by his internet nickname ‘$kala’, and don’t even get me started on the fact that he put a dollar sign in his name.
As far as I’m concerned, this guy is worse than Kevin Federline. At least Kevin managed to get his dick inside a rich woman’s vagina. All $kala ever did was come out of one.
I’d heard stories before about Gina Carano having a hard time making weight. If I remember correctly, she also showed up for her fight with Julie Kedzie a bit heavy … the joke was if she stripped naked she would indeed be the right weight, and I was all right with that plan. The story continues that Gina has a hard time finding competition that fights at the 140 weight class … and now she’s having a hard time even hitting that class too:
Of the 10 fighters scheduled to compete on Saturday’s Showtime-televised card (10 p.m. ET/PT) at the Blaisdell Arena, only Gina Carano (Pictures) had issue making weight, and even then it was just by one-tenth of a pound.
Carano, who came it at 141.1 pounds, appeared weak while doing a one-leg balancing act on the scale. With promoters briefly discussing whether the Las Vegan would need to drop the weight, Carano’s opponent Tonya Evinger (Pictures) looked on, surprised to learn that there was a one-pound weight allowance.
Carano, shaky and on weak legs, rushed to take a seat, where she gulped down Pedialite before Evinger finally conceded and the fight was made official. As the two squared off for the traditional staredown, Carano barely had the energy to keep her arms raised, eventually opting to fold them across her chest.
This just goes to show you that all women should throw away their scales. If Gina Carano looks that damn good walking around at 155, then that should tell people something. Of course, she wasn’t looking too good at the weigh-ins. Well, she was looking ‘good’ … but not in a fighting sense. Again, the .1 of a pound she was over was explained away by her clothes and she wasn’t forced to strip naked behind a towel like guys are. I cry sexism!
Tonya Evinger wasn’t too happy about all this, but I attribute that to the ‘Oh Fuck’ realization that she’s going into a fight with a much larger opponent than she anticipated. One pound allowances are par for the course across the fighting world … nothing to get your panties in a bunch about. Of course when you’re fighting EliteXC’s figurehead woman and there’s no real athletic commission to save you from being fucked over, it’s understandable that Tonya would start getting freaked out. The deck has been stacked against her to begin with, and I don’t think she realized it until now.
Karo Parisyan has confirmed the UFC is currently in negotiations with both Hayato Sakurai and former Olympian Hector Lombard as potential opponents for the 25-year-old welterweight contender at UFC 78 Saturday, Nov. 17 in Newark, N.J.
I think I’ve said this before, but who the fuck does Karo have to beat to get a title shot? This poor bastard was probably told he was next in line to fight Georges for the belt before Georges dropped the ball against Serra. Now a guy Karo beat is holding the belt, and Karo isn’t going to get a crack at that shit until both Matt Hughes and Georges St Pierre get their turns first.
But here’s my issue: they already had their fucking turns. How in the hell does it seem fair that Georges St Pierre will be getting his THIRD title-shot bout before Karo has even gotten one? How is it fair that Matt Hughes only had to beat Chris Lytle in an unimpressive fashion to get a shot at winning his belt back? Yeah, I know … it’s not fair, but that’s life right?
Well, I don’t see why we should be taking this lying down. Hughes vs Serra is already locked for New Years Eve, but there’s still time for the fans to know Karo Parisyan deserves his shot before GSP. If Karo gets the win at UFC 78, he should get the winner of Serra/Hughes. Make Georges St Pierre fight the winner of Sanchez/Fitch for sloppy seconds. And that’s all I have to say about that shit.
For all the talk of Mark Cuban creating a platform for various MMA organizations to get exposure, no one’s really been talking that much about ProElite’s buying frenzy. The EliteXC parent company started it’s operations by bringing in JD Penn from Rumble on the Rock, then bought UK promotion Cage Rage. Talks with ICON make it look like a matter of time before they pick that cherry, and it looks like their partnership with Korea’s SpiritMC was more of a buy-in than anything else. Let’s also not forget that they also partnered with K1 for their ill fated Dynamite show and worked with Strikeforce for their radical Shamrock-Baroni event.
Overall, ProElite is starting to look like the United Nations of mixed martial arts companies. Adding to this is their purchase of King of the Cage, one of MMA’s longest running companies. If the UFC is McDonalds, then KoTC is Krystal. What they lack in brand and marketing they make up for in spunk and perseverance. They were pretty much the only other company that managed to get it’s tapes into stores when I was growing up.
So the question is: what the hell is ProElite going to do with it’s empire? Gary Shaw doesn’t seem to be a control freak like Dana White: he seems content to let his new companies run themselves and continue to do their own thing. Will ProElite be happy pulling in revenue from these other companies, airing their product on Showtime when they feel like it, and doing a few big events a year? Or is all of this consolidation a sign that ProElite is preparing to take things to the next level and challenge the UFC?
**UPDATE** It’s official, ProElite just bought ICON. Hail Cesar!