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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. 

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C-Man- May 5, 2009 at 10:01 am
But you gotta admit...GREATS TITS!
Adebisi- April 29, 2009 at 8:27 pm
I just wish that this bitch would show off here huge tits and get it over with.
F. Jaeger- April 28, 2009 at 8:37 am
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.
dthrckt- April 24, 2009 at 6:26 pm
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.
Beyond Sedated- April 24, 2009 at 5:53 pm
Obviously alot of homo's commenting. Gina is sexy and she'd woop your ass.
sirch6002- April 24, 2009 at 9:41 am
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.
Vic_bot- April 24, 2009 at 7:37 am
hell yeah! who cares, 144, 150, 170...she's still f*ckin hot!
Da Truth- April 24, 2009 at 3:11 am
'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
Anonymous- April 23, 2009 at 8:22 pm
Just show us your Tits.
agentsmith- April 23, 2009 at 2:25 pm
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.
Anonymous- April 23, 2009 at 1:52 pm
Is she hot? Or simply not completely fugly and participates in the freak show that is female MMA?
Juiced my drawers- April 23, 2009 at 1:41 pm
Her tits alone are 20lbs.
Tury- April 23, 2009 at 12:29 pm
Send her to Iraq so she can drop those bombs over Baghdad.
Chaplin- April 23, 2009 at 12:23 pm
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.
Bovice- April 23, 2009 at 12:20 pm
Is that one of those Octagon necklaces from the UFC that she's wearing?
Anonymous- April 23, 2009 at 11:58 am
I would like to play with her feet.
JiggaPlease- April 23, 2009 at 11:48 am
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.
Danxxx- April 23, 2009 at 11:39 am
fuck women`s MMA..... give me more MMA midgets¡¡¡¡
Anonymouse- April 23, 2009 at 11:32 am
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*
Get-a-Clue- April 23, 2009 at 11:18 am
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?
aj- April 23, 2009 at 11:15 am
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.
aj- April 23, 2009 at 11:11 am
I never saw that Corano clip before... those slams and tackles were sick. Take that you geriatric asian lady.
WUWU- April 23, 2009 at 10:52 am
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?
Ketamine 4Kids- April 23, 2009 at 10:51 am
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
Anonymous- April 23, 2009 at 10:42 am
Damn, Son