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She ain’t heavy, she’s Gina Carano

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.

  • kentyman

    Can I get those bunched up panties when she’s done with them? I’m feeling 0.1 pounds light.

  • http://fightersonlymag.com Hywel Teague

    Carano has faile to make weight against more than just Kedzie. She faield against Sexton too, and came in wayyyy over.

  • Jordan Breen

    Carano’s incident with the Sexton fight was fucking deplorable. The shit needs to stop.

  • http://tanglebones.com/ Jemaleddin

    I can understand having trouble with weight once in a while, but if you’re doing it again and again, the lesson seems simple: more cardio, less weights, more lean protein, less carbs. This isn’t rocket surgery, people.

    Oh, and Mia Hamm played at 165 – a delicious 165. Women athletes need to publish their height and weight just like male athletes – maybe then women would realize that you can be fit and sexy without starving yourself.

  • http://fightersonlymag.com Hywel Teague

    Maybe also downsizing her chest enhancers would help her shed a pound or two. they must weigh a fair bit.

  • Matt

    Downsizing the chest a bit is fine, but damn, I hope she keeps those thighs.

  • kentyman

    Rocket surgery. Awesome.

  • http://tanglebones.com/ Jemaleddin

    You wouldn’t prefer brain science? Sounds to real, don’t it?

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