MMA Fighter Challenges People to Punch Him in the Face, Everyone Fails

Elite XC Shows Off For The Press


(If I had a face like that, I’d want to protect it while I kicked. Just saying.)

With UFC 84 this Saturday, Elite XC may be having some minor difficulty getting people worked up for their show the following weekend, but they still do a pretty good job of wooing the press. Fortunately, Combat Lifestyle was on the scene of a press conference on the CBS lot to show off some Elite XC stars, such as Gina Carano, Kimbo Slice, and the other fighters they have who are not Gina Carano or Kimbo Slice.

If you’re wondering whether Gary Shaw wore some type of tracksuit-like outfit for this thing, well, you already know the answer. If you need to see it for yourself, here are some thumbnails of the more interesting/stranger moments. Go here for more.

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skidding- May 21, 2008 at 1:55 pm
Hmm, I thought you're facing same direction as your opponent in Tai Otoshi... nonetheless it looks like the girl's about to get "pwnd".
Vrax- May 21, 2008 at 1:49 pm
@Skidding: I think you mean Tai Otoshi. The main difference is in how close you keep the person to you during the throw. In Osoto Gari, you really project your arms and throw the person further away from your body. Here's a gif of 10th dan master Sumiyuki Kotani, performing an Osoto Gari. http://www.judoinfo.com/images/animations/kotaniosotogari.gif

That said I'm sure Shields is bring his left hand down first in order to stop her fall, and like not kill her. Diaz's "Oh Shi - " face in the background is priceless.
Blackleg- May 21, 2008 at 12:03 pm
Well she looks considerably better than the chunkerific pic they had of her in the press conference a month or so back. I think she'll make weight fine. Though I do find it funny that men are guessing where a woman is at with her weight. When was the last frickin' time we ever got that right. ;)
Old, Bald and Irish- May 21, 2008 at 1:49 am
Oh Christ!

Not only is Shaw sporting a track suit that my Dad wouldn't wear (he's Older, Balder and Way More Irish), but he's got those Lance Armstrong wristbands!

Look, I know EliteXC is strapped for cash, but could someone pony up the lunch money so Shaw can buy a clue?
Esther Lin- May 21, 2008 at 12:51 am
Hah! No. That's Marilyn, she works for ProElite.com

Right then she's saying "I HATE YOU. I HATE YOU."
Vess- May 21, 2008 at 12:08 am
There is no friggin way Carano is making 140lbs. A breast reduction is the only solution.
skidding- May 20, 2008 at 11:02 pm
btw, Esther, is that you flicking off Mauro Ranallo?
skidding- May 20, 2008 at 10:59 pm
Haha @ the lady interviewing Jake Shields. At first, it's just demonstrating a harmless RNC, then the second pic, she's getting tossed with a dropping version of an "osoto gari" puahaha. Poor girl, I wouldn't be surprised if she was wearing a neck brace for her next correspondence.

P.S. Great job on the pics Esther, I'm a fan of ur work.
Esther Lin- May 20, 2008 at 9:41 pm
I actually do have lots of pics with her covering her face when the kick goes up -- but you know, what good is a picture of Gina Carano without her face? I only posted ones where you could really see her.
Jemaleddin- May 20, 2008 at 9:25 pm
Okay, she looks hot, don't get me wrong, and even more importantly, she looks tough, but is it just me or does Gina look like she's got a LOT of cutting to do, even for her?

If she does make weight, she is SO much bigger than Kaitlin - that girl is screwed.
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