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Scott Coker thinks Gina will fight again this year

Scott Coker was on this week’s MMA Hour and along with the New Year, he has a new non-answer to deflect questions. Instead of 2010’s “We’ll see in a few weeks”, 2011 sees the birth of the much snappier but no less annoying “That’s top secret.” Top secret? What are you, a goddamn covert operative?

Speaking of covert operatives, or rather former female MMA fighters who are currently playing the role of a covert operative, how’s Gina Carano’s return to Strikeforce looking, Coke-Daddy?

“I believe she’ll be back in the cage this year,” Coker said Monday confidently.

“From what I know of her, she is a competitor at heart; she’s going to want to fight. She’s not going to want to end her career the way it ended. So, I think she’ll be back.”

“This girl’s a real fighter. She’s not this actress that became a fighter. She’s a real fighter that became an actress. So that fight is inside her.”

Uh-huh. “From what I know of her” doesn’t sound very promising. That’s the kind of thing I say about people I haven’t had any direct contact with in years. Then there’s also the whole MMA Houdini act one has to consider when rationally trying to gauge Gina’s interest in MMA.

Sure, Gina’s ‘working on a movie’, but let’s be real here. That shit wrapped a long time ago and since then the only peep we’ve heard about her are from Steven Soderbergh saying the movie is coming out in April. Personally, I’m starting to wonder if Steve’s got her locked up in his basement where he forces her to watch Traffic over and over while eating his feces. Sounds terrible, huh? Traffic is so fucking bad.

Other, less headache inducing stories that come out of this interview:

  • Strikeforce had Herschel Walker vs Don Frye in mind for his second fight but AKA put the kaibosh on it, saying “Maybe in 8 months.” Now that would have been a freakshow fight worth watching!
  • According to Coker, when Josh Thomson agreed to fight at Dynamite!!, he was supposed to take on Shinya Aoki. Then FEG announced he’d fight Kawajiri instead. Take that, gaijin!
  • Regarding the tournament possibly being on CBS, Scott said he hadn’t talked to anyone about it and he sounds like he’s finally hit the acceptance stage of his dead CBS deal grief.
  • Symbul

    Damn ATT. Herschel Walker vs Don Frye would’ve been fabulous. Was Tank busy?

  • FiveBoltMain

    ATT? Don’t you mean AKA since Hershel trains there.

  • Reverend Clint

    CBS was dead from the start since strikeforce is the b movie version of MMA

  • iamphoenix

    until she starts accepting my wiener in her butt i don’t want to hear about her.

  • scissors61

    CBS was dead from the start since strikeforce is the b movie version of MMA
    Look forward to an Overeem.Hadouken thread with your name in the title in the near future, SON

  • UberShmact

    Damn Don Frye vs Hershel Walker would have been awesome!

  • agentsmith

    “Haywire” was filmed in February/March last year, and as far as I can tell on the interwebs, she’s not even attached to another film yet. Meanwhile she hasn’t been in the gym since. God knows what she’s been doing for the last 10 months, but it apparently hasn’t been either acting or training.

  • glassjawsh

    why would anyone want Gina Carano to fight anymore? you aren’t going to be able to see her titties in a cage! you ARE however going to see them eventually on the silver screen in some shitty love scene directed by michael bay after she’s exhausted all other acting options.


  • frickshun

    Gina Carano is the new DELTA BURKE.

    You fucking heard what I said!!

  • scissors61

    Damn, frick, why you gotta go and bring that image into my head