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Gina Carano Breaks Her Silence

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Twelve days after her crushing loss to Cris Cyborg — and subsequent disappearance from the cage — Gina Carano took to her MySpace blog to begin the healing process. Yes, she’s still alive, and yes, she plans on rebounding from the first defeat of her career:

I wanted to take time to collect my thoughts and speak from the heart rather than spew out some cliché anecdote about a tough loss. I know I am a better fighter than the way I performed that night and was heartbroken to not give more to those who have been inspired. However, I find some relief in knowing that this has never been only about me, and now more than ever I feel freedom to learn and grow at my own pace. I make it a point to constantly remind myself throughout this journey who I am, what I am doing, and why. Life is the most amazing gift and I want to live it for the right reasons.

To my family, coaches, management… thank you from the bottom of my heart for believing in me, loving and encouraging me. Also a special thanks to the fans who support me from their computers at home, watch me on television and scream for me in the stadiums. Because of you, barriers have been broken down and you have inspired me to believe in a larger dream. Congratulations to Cris Cyborg and the women of MMA who have a great platform to shine. I am more excited than ever for female fighters and this amazing sport which has transformed my life. God Bless.

The line that sticks out for us is "learn and grow at my own pace." You get the sense that Gina Carano has had a lot thrust onto her shoulders during her relatively short career. She didn’t ask to be the Face of Women’s MMA, or to be the marketable asset that both EliteXC and Strikeforce have relied so heavily upon. When she walked out to the cage two Saturdays ago, you could sense the tension in her downcast, deathly-serious expression; the threat of letting down her promoters, teammates, and fans seemed to haunt her. (By contrast, Cristiane Santos came out with a thousand-watt smile. She had nothing to lose, everything to gain, and entering that Strikeforce cage was the highlight of her career up to that point.)

Now the focus is off of Gina for a while, and that’s a good thing. Her next fight won’t be "The Biggest Women’s MMA Fight in History." It’ll just be another fight, and hopefully she’ll enter the cage that night with a clear head, fighting just for herself and nobody else.

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zombiekilla- August 29, 2009 at 7:03 am
you made some great points cp. and also, i would hit that....i dig that thick ass
Hum Deez Nutz- August 29, 2009 at 6:09 am
I'm sorry but she is not that hot, but I'd still poop on her chest.
Krazy Kracker- August 28, 2009 at 11:57 pm
If you look closely you can still see the outline of Cyborg's mushroom tip.
UFC fan- August 28, 2009 at 11:11 pm
I don't get a thing she said , sounded like cliche' crap to me. She gonna cry or what?
Seriously, go train Gina, and go get another fight and payday, and stuff being a pussy.
Maybe one day when you grow up and realize its not a beauty contest you might be able to beat that roided up freak brock...I mean Cyborg.
you made like an assload more than cyborg, go sleep on your bed of money and heal up, and stop acting like a damn girl.
Bovice- August 28, 2009 at 10:15 pm guys down to run a train on her?
spikeacosta- August 28, 2009 at 10:08 pm
"Life is the most amazing gift and I want to live it for the right reasons."

id appreciate life more too if cris cyborg goes balls out on my face.
Times Infinity- August 28, 2009 at 9:22 pm
I think she is a true champ I guess we'll see what she does when she comes back hopefully she can make a good come back like bj.
ReDx- August 28, 2009 at 8:06 pm
So she doing Playboy or not?
tribal- August 28, 2009 at 6:09 pm
"life is the most amazing gift and I want to live it for the right reasons"...

wtf? Is she on suicide watch ?
Komodo- August 28, 2009 at 4:36 pm
Fuck'em all. Go girl.
BallPtPenTheif- August 28, 2009 at 4:24 pm
So what the fuck is she talking about?
ihateemo- August 28, 2009 at 4:01 pm
Funny how the post is more serious-minded and supportive than is usual of CP and the commenters ranked up the jackassery to compensate.

Anyway, yeah, let her go away, train (preferably somewhere else! Striking Unlimited maybe?) hard and come back fighting.

I was worried she was going to just drop out of the sport altogether, but I'm glad to see that's not going to be the case. She seems genuinely determined to get back in the cage. I feel sorry for who the next chick will be.
ifyernasty- August 28, 2009 at 3:51 pm
"I-if I don't wi-win, Randy will never let me in a picture or his pants AGAIN!! Waaaaah."

Hopefully she'll learn and show up next time she has a fight.
stzague5- August 28, 2009 at 3:38 pm
I think she can beat cyborg, she just needs to train on her jujitsu, hey remember Gracie beating those that were double his size, is not about how strong cyborg is but what Gina can do to counter that, that's the beauty of mma, ask randy who was heavy weight champion and his opponents were double his size
Jay Smith- August 28, 2009 at 3:21 pm
She'll be back, and I'll be there with my date rape drug, rope, and duct tape.
Joedirt- August 28, 2009 at 2:52 pm
I wish her next fight fight was with me.... in jello......or pudding..... I'm not picky.
Nealio- August 28, 2009 at 2:34 pm
I wonder if Cyborg looks at that pic and says "yeah I tapped that ass"
tallkitchenbags- August 28, 2009 at 2:33 pm
"I know I am a better fighter than the way I performed that night and to prove it here's a picture of me without my shirt on"
puhalu- August 28, 2009 at 2:09 pm
Dana's right. Those guys at Showtime are dicks. Look what they let happen to that poor girl's face.
Gorgzilla- August 28, 2009 at 2:07 pm
How about 'Experiment 132 is also a failiure. One doesn't get puffy lips by taking a beating to the face. Hopefully experiment 133 with the toothpicks and the rockets will be a success...'.
The Cunning Stunt- August 28, 2009 at 2:05 pm
She's still hot!!.....Awesome!
shitbag- August 28, 2009 at 2:03 pm
@Fedor vs. Bas Whatever dude, yea, Cyborg vs. Carano was just such a bad fight right? Yea, women sure don't know how to fight, right? Women's MMA is the only women's sport I can watch. It's no different from the men, same agression, technique, training, everything. Who gives a fuck? It does not, nor shall it, ever fucking matter. Your a sad pathetic scrotum if you wouldn't watch that fight, a good fight is a good fight.
Chri534.- August 28, 2009 at 1:58 pm
What'd she do, just copy and paste what Brock Lesnar said after his first fight with Mir?
Geriatric Peon- August 28, 2009 at 1:55 pm
No caption?

how about 'The Face that is now one step closer to looking like the rest of womens mma'?
scumbag- August 28, 2009 at 1:47 pm
one line from her post did not get pasted onto on this site Gina went on to say
"oh and one more thing, yes ,I know i am a tool and I know now I need to focus more on my fighting and training than on photoshoots, media days, and sucking randys penis if i ever want to really compete"