As promised, here are some of the memorable moments from yesterday’s "Carano vs. Cyborg" press conference in New York. To summarize:
1:35-3:09: Gina makes some opening remarks and talks about having Randy Couture as a mentor.
3:10-5:13: Cyborg makes some opening remarks, thanks her husband Evangelista for helping her train, and talks about what she expects in the fight.
5:14-5:51: Responding to a question about how the fight is being marketed with Gina’s beauty, Cyborg acknowledges that MMA writers have been referring to this fight as "Beauty and the Beast," but that doesn’t bother her because it won’t matter during the fight. Ouch. Sorry, Cris.
5:52-6:15: Cyborg talks about making weight.
6:16-6:31: I ask Gina what she thinks is the biggest advantage she has over Cyborg. She says it’s her "different style." Oh well.
6:32-7:09: Gina says it’s really nice to roll around with women every once in a while, and occasionally gets a good licking from her male training partners. The crowd appreciates the double-entendres.
7:10-9:19: Mr. and Mrs. Cyborg spar in the outdoor cage, with Cris getting in a couple of nice slams on Evangelista. Mauro Ranallo and the wise-guy next to me wonder out loud how this dynamic would play out in their home life.
Gina was a little delayed getting to the cage and I had to leave before she showed up, but you can see highlights from her sparring session here.