(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.