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.