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Gina Carano Claims Not To Care About Money, Despite Glaring Evidence to the Contrary

(This pose yielded very different results during the Robbie Lawler shoot.)

Gina Carano and Ariel Helwani continued their star-crossed romance in an interview for MMA Fanhouse, mixing friendly banter with actual questions about when the hell we’ll see Carano fight someone.  Long story short, it’s going to be in Strikeforce, eventually, but they’re still working out the details.  One would assume that the major detail in question is money.  Carano was working extremely cheap for Elite XC, and now she has the chance to hold Scott Coker over the coals and really stack that paper, son.  Only Carano claims – get this – that money is not a big deal to her:

Frankly, I am absolutely unmotivated by money. And I know that maybe people take that and don’t understand what that means, but I am just not. What I am interested in is people that have respect. Not only respect for me, but people who have respect for women in MMA. So, the better that I can do for myself and the better I represent myself – which I have to work on all of this, by the way – the better it is for the sport.

Now I’m no business mastermind, but if I were to write a book about how to negotiate a contract the first chapter would be entitled: “Don’t Publicly Claim That You Aren’t Interested In Being Paid Lots of Money.”  The second chapter would be called: "The Power of Blackmail," so now you know why I’m not writing that book. 

But even if you’re willing to believe that Carano is the kind of idealist who doesn’t want to get paid as much as she possibly can for doing a dangerous and difficult job that has a very limited window of opportunity, then you have to find a way to reconcile that Gina Carano with this Gina Carano:

Gina "Crush" Carano Destroys a 52-Year-Old Woman – Watch more Funny Videos

Sooooo, American Gladiators.  She did that for the love of beating up old Asian women?  That and respect, I guess.  Nothing makes people respect you quite like a shiny unitard. 


  1. Anonymous Says:

    Thu, 04/23/09 - 09:17

    You're not reading the subtext in her response. I want mo money = I'm a greedy whore. I want mo respect = I want mo money but I've got enough of a head on my shoulders to know that that's not what fans and sponsors want to hear.
  2. Anonymous Says:

    Thu, 04/23/09 - 09:22

    that was probably the best thing I have ever seen
  3. averagejoe Says:

    Thu, 04/23/09 - 09:24

    Whoa! Flyng RNC!
  4. Mantooth Says:

    Thu, 04/23/09 - 09:26

    Give her whatever she wants...just make it mandatory she be butt naked for the weigh-in.
  5. Anonymous Says:

    Thu, 04/23/09 - 09:28

    OMFG That spear was fucking awesome wtf!!!
  6. Brad Says:

    Thu, 04/23/09 - 09:31

    how do yo know the american gladiator gig wasn't part of here old contract? I think she is more than likely sick of answering questions at this point and is just spouting off bs because she either doesn't have an answer or she can't talk about it. Perhaps the WEC and Strikeforce are courting her. With so many interviews on the exact same subject can you really blame her? espically when half the mma community respects womens mma, 25% think it's lame as hell and hate women in general, and the remaining 25% watch it just in case a tit pops out.
  7. Anonymous Says:

    Thu, 04/23/09 - 09:41

    Eew. That bitch is unsanitary. Look at those dirty feet, it's like she has been walking on coal.
  8. Dr. Gonzo Says:

    Thu, 04/23/09 - 09:54

    She looks chunky in this photo
  9. Anonymous Says:

    Thu, 04/23/09 - 10:00

    at least shes hot
  10. CJ Says:

    Thu, 04/23/09 - 10:09

    she's fat
  11. Criminally Negligent Says:

    Thu, 04/23/09 - 10:11

    respect = money. Every athlete in every sport equates how much their team "respects" them with how big the contract offer is. It would be like the Bens saying to advertisers "we don't care about money, we just want respect... If you give us respect then we'll plaster your stupid teen underground fighting movie all over our website."
  12. Theslothman Says:

    Thu, 04/23/09 - 10:15

    If a 150lb. women , thick like that, is fat to u , i cant help u. that shyt was HOT.
  13. SantanaDVX Says:

    Thu, 04/23/09 - 10:19

    id eat her whole ass out.
  14. Anonymous Says:

    Thu, 04/23/09 - 10:19

    its not the $ she wants Cyborg and of course the man won't give it to her.
  15. Dr. Gonzo Says:

    Thu, 04/23/09 - 10:23

    She cuts weight to make 150. That chick is pushin 170
  16. Anonymous Says:

    Thu, 04/23/09 - 10:42

    Damn, Son
  17. Ketamine 4Kids Says:

    Thu, 04/23/09 - 10:51

    170lbs of hot chick is just way better than 110lbs of stuck up Biatch. Gina isn't an idiot, and she seems genuine. She should be getting some good money for her fights, whether she thinks so or not. +1 on the naked weigh-in idea
  18. WUWU Says:

    Thu, 04/23/09 - 10:52

    Am I the only one that doesn't give a shit about women's mma? How about some real news like the UFC 97 salaries that no one has posted yet?
  19. aj Says:

    Thu, 04/23/09 - 11:11

    I never saw that Corano clip before... those slams and tackles were sick. Take that you geriatric asian lady.
  20. aj Says:

    Thu, 04/23/09 - 11:15

    oh, and in regards to her being a sellout for money... it wasn't like it was a video clip of Corano sucking off a Mastif in some seedy back alley for $1,000 bucks. it was a goofy game show that didn't violate any of her ethical ideals.
  21. Get-a-Clue Says:

    Thu, 04/23/09 - 11:18

    Her words are being misinterpreted. Of course she wants to make a decent living but money is not the main motivator when it comes to her fighting. She does it because she loves it and the sport. She is probably trying to set a precedent so that other female fighters will get paid fairly. Did you ever think of that you dipsh*t?
  22. Anonymouse Says:

    Thu, 04/23/09 - 11:32

    She doesn't care about money at all. She's just using it for her own pleasure, and then when she's tired of it she's going to throw it out with the trash. Wait, that's what she did with me... best days of my life. *sigh*
  23. Danxxx Says:

    Thu, 04/23/09 - 11:39

    fuck women`s MMA..... give me more MMA midgets¡¡¡¡
  24. JiggaPlease Says:

    Thu, 04/23/09 - 11:48

    If you read the actual interview the question was about EliteXC underpaying her... If you take the statement by itself, of course it will be miscontrued. Some people need to really think before they write stupid stuff. To all those people who don't care about women's mma, why are you reading and commenting about it then? There are plenty of people who do like women's mma so get used to it.
  25. Anonymous Says:

    Thu, 04/23/09 - 11:58

    I would like to play with her feet.
  26. Bovice Says:

    Thu, 04/23/09 - 12:20

    Is that one of those Octagon necklaces from the UFC that she's wearing?
  27. Chaplin Says:

    Thu, 04/23/09 - 12:23

    hell yeah. no mercy, if granny wants to join in, u can't go soft. she likes to compete and u only get so many great hits to showcase, make em all count. besides, if granny got through, we'd all be making fun of gina for a different reason. as far as financial suicide in the 'don't care about money' comment, gina's agent can put a spin that quicker than shit (right after he has a little "talk" with her). "um yeah, about what gina said... she ISN'T primarily motivated by money, however, that doesn't mean she wants to be paid unfairly either. she's the biggest name in female mma," yada yada yada problem solved cha ching thank you.
  28. Tury Says:

    Thu, 04/23/09 - 12:29

    Send her to Iraq so she can drop those bombs over Baghdad.
  29. Juiced my drawers Says:

    Thu, 04/23/09 - 01:41

    Her tits alone are 20lbs.
  30. Anonymous Says:

    Thu, 04/23/09 - 01:52

    Is she hot? Or simply not completely fugly and participates in the freak show that is female MMA?
  31. agentsmith Says:

    Thu, 04/23/09 - 02:25

    She doesn't really want more money for herself, she's just asking for more in order to help raise the pay of women in MMA in general. A very noble and unselfish pursuit. Of course she'll keep the money and spend it on purses and shoes, but that's beside the point.
  32. Anonymous Says:

    Thu, 04/23/09 - 08:22

    Just show us your Tits.
  33. Da Truth Says:

    Fri, 04/24/09 - 03:11

    '170lbs of hot chick is just way better than 110lbs of stuck up Biatch' Quoted for Utter Truth! who gives a fuck what a scale says? Cock meter says SHWWWINNGG
  34. Vic_bot Says:

    Fri, 04/24/09 - 07:37

    hell yeah! who cares, 144, 150, 170...she's still f*ckin hot!
  35. sirch6002 Says:

    Fri, 04/24/09 - 09:41

    you dont even have to worry about making that mandatory.... with the problems she has with making weight, you might as well just hide all the towels.
  36. Beyond Sedated Says:

    Fri, 04/24/09 - 05:53

    Obviously alot of homo's commenting. Gina is sexy and she'd woop your ass.
  37. dthrckt Says:

    Fri, 04/24/09 - 06:26

    I think her reasoning is admirable and genuine. Beautiful, athletic women are rare...and not many of them have that kind of depth to their character.
  38. F. Jaeger Says:

    Tue, 04/28/09 - 08:37

    Where's the EVIDENCE? Carano hasn't signed yet; that's all. Where are any monetary and contractual details of which the term "black mail" is facetiously used? If she had kept to the authors imbecilic interpretation of her quotes, then a justified knock for working soo cheap would be warranted. The author of this article is a sad, cynic of an individual, not to mention a poor writer.
  39. Adebisi Says:

    Wed, 04/29/09 - 08:27

    I just wish that this bitch would show off here huge tits and get it over with.
  40. C-Man Says:

    Tue, 05/05/09 - 10:01

    But you gotta admit...GREATS TITS!
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