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Gina Carano is Officially a Featherweight

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(Hey, she could be a lightweight and we’d still love her. Welterweight would be pushing it. Photo taken by Esther Lin for EliteXC; props to Fightlinker.)

Weigh-ins for tomorrow’s EliteXC “Saturday Night Fights” event were held today in Newark, and all fighters weighed-in successfully — meaning that all fighters succeeded in finding the scale and stepping on it. If you’re wondering whether all fighters came in at their assigned weight limits, well, that’s another story.

In what’s now a recurring theme in her career, Gina Carano missed her 140-pound limit by a wide margin, hitting the scale at 144.5, which is about what Urijah Faber and Jens Pulver will weigh when they check in for Sunday’s WEC show. As MMAMania reports:

Normally, she would have one hour to lose 3.5 pounds; however, learned from Nick Lembo, the New Jersey Athletic Control Board (NJACB) Deputy Attorney, that the regulatory body didn’t want her to cut any more weight at that time.

Therefore, prior to the official weigh-ins, a deal was struck between the Carano and Young camps that the fight would go on and “Conviction” would surrender a 12.5 percent purse penalty.

An embarrassing moment for Carano, to be sure. But on the bright side, Kaitlin Young will probably be able to afford that Jeep Wrangler now. The full weigh-in results are as follows:

Kimbo Slice (235.5) vs. James Thompson (257)
Robbie Lawler (184.5) vs. Scott Smith (184.5)
Joey Villasenor (184.5) vs. Phil Baroni (185)
Gina Carano (144.5) vs. Kaitlin Young (140.5)
Brett Rogers (263.5) vs. Jon Murphy (260.5)
Carlos Moreno (261) vs. Carlton Haselrig (263)
Chris Liguori (161) vs. Jim Bova (160.5)
Nick Serra (167) vs. Matt Makowski (171)
Wilson Reis (140.5) vs. Justin Robbins (140.5)
James Jones (154.5) vs. Calvin Kattar (155.5)
Zach Makovsky (135) vs. Andre Soares (134)
Mike Groves (154) vs. Joe Sampieri (155)

UPDATE: Kaitlin Young is ripped. Photo comparison after the jump.



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Anonymous- April 23, 2009 at 12:18 pm was the other way around
howie0- October 18, 2008 at 1:55 am
should spend more time being a fighter than being a poster girl. she is such a good fighter and probably had no problem making weight way back when fighting was all she did. missing weight for every fight just hurts her credibility and the credibility of her promoters and commissions that make concessions just to sell a fight even if she wins em all.
David- October 5, 2008 at 8:33 pm
Gina is Mexican American, she can't lose!
Brett- October 5, 2008 at 3:30 am
If Gina hadn't sprung for that boob job sh'ed lose the 5 lbs of silicon no problem.
Anonymous- July 22, 2008 at 8:34 am
i wanna go piss myself in front of both of them do hot girls like a weak boy?
Dush- June 7, 2008 at 2:40 pm
When Carano was being interviewed she was like "I had my foot on her neck, I think they call it a gogoplata". She doesn't even know what the move is called but had it down! Tons of potential in her. Has heavy heavy hands.
Dush- June 7, 2008 at 2:40 pm
When Carano was being interviewed she was like "I had my foot on her neck, I think they call i a gogoplata". She doesn't even know what the move is called but had it down! Tons of potential in her. Has heavy heavy hands.
LestEakHammER- June 1, 2008 at 7:54 am
@ Sarah,

Never ignore the comments of 14 year olds who have never has intercourse!
I know nothing- May 31, 2008 at 2:56 am
@Anonymous "It doesn’t matter really because Young’s going to kill her."
You were saying??? HA! Young got her ass handed to her by an "out of shape" Carano. The stoppage sucked but Young was going down. Carano even pulled a fuckin gogoplata!!!
Gesus- May 31, 2008 at 2:31 am
@ eric: thats a pretty valid point IMHO.

I doubt Gina has implants, i see big medical problems waiting to happen if thats the case.
Anonymous- May 30, 2008 at 7:58 pm
Weight class custom made and still doesn't fit?

It doesn't matter really because Young's going to kill her.
Anonymous- May 30, 2008 at 1:21 pm
Gotta look into young's record - seems like a lot of people think she will dominate Carano. You have to wonder about this fight though. It is disgraceful & disrespectful for a fighter to not make weight. It's Gina's fucking job to get it done. What's this shit w/ the athletic comission to step in? Never heard of that before. I say, "1 hour to lose the 3.5, fatass!". Make her at least go through the stress of trying to make the cut before finding a decision. I think that Gina looks pretty well cut also - she's not a fatass - but she needs to make assigned weight. I think that 140 is just too small for her. She's a strongly built female athlete.

I'm pretty sure I'd do either of them in a flat out min.
the glza- May 30, 2008 at 12:13 pm
enjoy your maxim spread of carano, pubeless wet-dreamers, cause young is gonna make her fugly...
KG- May 30, 2008 at 7:42 am
Who cares? Gina is way better looking than that female corpse of muscle that she is fighting... I wouldnt touch that Kaitlin chick... and if you are going to compare, sure she is more ripped... but better looking? Come on. Gina is thick and she looks like she knows how to handle a man. You kids must be skinny dudes if she looks big to you, im a decent sized guy and i like chicks with muscle who arent little bones. Gina looks perfect to me in this pic.
OrMMA- May 30, 2008 at 6:55 am your telling me during all those aired workouts, interviews, and spotlight she couldn't find time to make the 140lbs weight class EliteXC created for her? If she plans on "Acting" like an athlete, just stick to the spandex and padded jousting poles. If she wants to compete do what Turdburglar said, Toss the nutritionist, turn off the spotlights and sit in a sauna for 3hrs, Shit if some guy on TUF can drop 15lbs you can shave off 4lbs before the fight. But perhaps since she didn't need to cut weight she won't gas out in the 1st round like Lutter. though this does she EliteXC isn't about the fight, but the marketing, why force your star to make weight and possibly be beaten when you can just let her take a "penalty" (later bonused back in the locker room) so she won't be out of shape. Shitty night for EliteXC if Gina and Kimbo somehow get beat.
Ricjaxson- May 30, 2008 at 5:37 am
Gina is my BOO! She is soooo freaking hot!! Kaitlin Young ain't no joke either. Check her out. I hate to say it, but my BOO is going to do what she has to do. Her name says it all..........CRUSH!!! If you get this Gina, hit me up at yahoo when you win.

Turdburglar- May 30, 2008 at 3:09 am

Elk Snot- May 30, 2008 at 1:34 am
That's BS. Lose the sports bra and you have the potential for the sport's first FRONT naked choke. The world's first cage motorboating could happen tomorrow and you bastards want to worry about breast weight?!?
Boneman- May 30, 2008 at 1:21 am
Gina better throw 80% kicks....or she's eating leather...If it goes late into the 2nd round....Crush gets "Chrushed"
grant- May 29, 2008 at 11:28 pm
@eric: good point.
Rob- May 29, 2008 at 11:15 pm
Gina has implants???
I know nothing- May 29, 2008 at 10:18 pm
@eric: not a valid excuse.
I know nothing- May 29, 2008 at 10:14 pm
Gina's failure to make weight is disgraceful. Missing by a pound is one thing (Lutter even shaved his head to try to make weight for Silva) but her inability to weigh-in for a weight class designation made specifically for her is disrespectful to other fighters & demonstrates a lack of respect for the "sport" & the other warriors in it. The cutting of weight may not be "healthy" (depending on how it's done) &/or easy, but it is a part of the fight-game & to come in over, especially by such a big margin is, well.....fucked up plain & simple.
Tommy Balls & Corn- May 29, 2008 at 10:00 pm
your all haters !!!!!!!. i wanna give them both a nice mouth-pump'n....3-some city. bayyy ba
Jake- May 29, 2008 at 9:50 pm
Perhaps there should be some sort of support tray she can lay those on in order to negate their heft. Yeah, that's it...