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American Gladiators Cancelled, But Carano May Have a New Job Soon

(Let’s remember the good times. Props: Old, Bald, & Irish.)

First EliteXC tanked, leaving Gina Carano without an organization to call home.  But if that wasn’t enough of a kick in the ovaries, American Gladiators has also been cancelled.  We can’t say we didn’t see it coming, but it’s sad nonetheless.  If only the new American Gladiators could have captured some this kind of magic from the old AG, maybe they’d still be around.  Alas, it wasn’t meant to be.  Not only does this mean we may never again see “Crush” tossing old ladies around in a unitard, it also means Hulk Hogan is being released back into the wild, so look out.  

But just when all Carano’s revenue streams look to be drying up, it sounds as if Dana White may actually be serious about getting her signed.  The UFC prez told Five Ounces of Pain’s Gary Herman that Carano, Robbie Lawler, and Jake Shields are all former EliteXC fighters he’d like to sign.  He also chastised fighters for signing with “fly by night companies,” saying they were “wasting their time.”

There you have it, young fighters not in the UFC.  Don’t sign with organizations other than the UFC or you’ll be wasting your time.  Just keep fighting one-offs in tiny regional shows for almost no money.  Then, after the UFC signs you and later cuts you, it won’t be so hard to re-adjust to your life of poverty and despair.  See?  Circle of freaking life.

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Tyler- January 18, 2009 at 7:34 pm
Gina Carano could knock someone out just using her tits.
Shatteredhawk- January 6, 2009 at 9:08 am
Joe Da Man ...Yes you Da MAN *Giggity Giggtiy Goo!*
Anonymous- January 5, 2009 at 6:48 pm
Old, Bald and Irish needs a fuckin life
Joe Da Man- January 5, 2009 at 5:33 pm
I'd rape her, but she'd probably kick my ass
Criminally Negligent - January 5, 2009 at 2:24 pm
I think what Dana meant was that young fighters shouldn't sign an exclusive contract with a company that has a questionable financial future and might have to cancel events or fold but still have you locked under contract... i dunno, just for the sake of argument, for example say a company who's only assets come from overpriced T-shirts or a company run by a shady boxing promoter and his douche bag son....

Dana has openly said he gets a lot of his talent from smaller shows so obviously he wasn't trying to say that fighters should just sit at home and wait for the UFC to call, the point is that fighters shouldn't get locked into a contract with someone who might not be around tomorrow.
TYLER- January 5, 2009 at 2:00 pm
Gina Carano needs to get back on TV and expose her BIG HUGE TITS. If she does it while she's fighting or not I don't care, but I want to see them!
Xamot- January 5, 2009 at 1:26 pm
yeah, "Fly By Night" companies that he buys out
skidding- January 5, 2009 at 1:20 pm
Crush video + leftover sunblock from 2001 + dirty sock from the hamper + nostalgic Karate Kid song =

a masterbation session so beautiful that one tear came trickling down my face when I was done
Perdew- January 5, 2009 at 10:50 am
@ aaron

so you think every fighter should hold out for the ufc to take notice of them. what if without those smaller promotions they never get exposure? what if they don't take the money in hopes for the ufc to lay a big contract on a smaller lesser known fighter.

without the elite xc exposure, do you really think the ufc would even consider Gina Carano? no. but now that she has fans and has shown her skills on a national stage, aka a "fly by night company", the ufc is very interested. all thanks to the "fly by night company".

come on. i like dana, but he is a major douche. and you're actually attacking CP for calling him out on some major bullshit? fuck off.
Anonymous- January 5, 2009 at 10:31 am
Gina Carano needs to get her TITS on TV not just back fighting again.
aaron- January 5, 2009 at 10:27 am
"He also chastised fighters for signing with “fly by night companies,” saying they were “wasting their time.”

There you have it, young fighters not in the UFC. Don’t sign with organizations other than the UFC or you’ll be wasting your time. Just keep fighting one-offs in tiny regional shows for almost no money. "

Way to deliberately misinterpret what he was saying. You can make anything sound dumb if you act like they said something else.
BuckWild- January 5, 2009 at 10:06 am
Yep Gina vs Cyborg would be a headliner for sure! They could bill it as a super fight !

Dang. Now I am thinking Kimbo should take Dana up on the ultimate fighter tryouts offer.

That would be really cool if he did.
Hulkamania- January 5, 2009 at 10:00 am
Still Runnin' Wild!!! Ohhhhhhhh Yeahhhhhhhhhhhh!!!
So Lonely- January 5, 2009 at 10:00 am
I'm going to miss Hellga.

I had many, many dirty thoughts of the positions she would put me into. Sure, it would hurt the next day, but ohhh, the feeling at the time.

Of course, she's going to be out of work.

Ooooh, I wonder if I can track down her number. Time to visit Google.
Fenix- January 5, 2009 at 9:39 am
Fenix: When I first saw Gina, I got that old fashioned romantic feeling...where I'd do anything to bone her.

Harry: That's a speacial feeling, Fenix.
mayhem420- January 5, 2009 at 9:37 am
All of those fighters would be welcome additions to the UFC.
Not the biggest Lawler fan but he would do the MW division some good.
Other than GSP or maybe Alves I dont see many WW beating Jake...
Sheilds vs Kos would be a great fight!!!

Gina needs to do Playboy already... after she fights Cyborg I dont think she will get as many offers... I dont see her face holding up to well to Cyborgs punching.
Old, Bald and Irish- January 5, 2009 at 9:36 am
@ "Wildcard"

Dude, what are ya talkin' about? Jake Shields will do great in the UFC. Check out some of his highlight reels. The dudes got some great wrestling and submission skills. Granted, he needs to work on his striking a little bit based on his fight against "Semtex" on the final CBS/EliteXC fight, but I'd better Ceaser Gracie has been working on that.

Not only is Jake Shields an awesome fighter, he's got a lot of character and charisma..., HE'S HOT AS HELL!

...according to my wife. that's how ya "nut hug".

Jake, Lawler and Gina were the cream of the crop in EliteXC. They all deserve a chance in the UFC/WEC.

Now Dana, get off your bald butt and get Gina in the ring with "Cybog" ASAP. Honestly, even if I have to pay to see that match up, I'll drop the coin on it. If the WEC is serious about doing a PPV event, this needs to be on the card. MAKE THAT HAPPEN!
Anonymous- January 5, 2009 at 9:19 am
Good to hears Dana's going after those fighters, Should be some good additions to the UFC. Hey Gina bank accounts running a lil low? I got 2 words for ya Hugh Hefner come on make it happen!!
Wildcard- January 5, 2009 at 9:17 am
It is true, but I mean Jake Shields will get cut from the UFC sbut Gina and Lawler will do good.