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Say What?! Gina Carano Falls Somewhere Between Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama on Yahoo! List

(A snapshot of a culture with confused priorities.)

Yahoo! Buzz has an article on the top ten most influential women of 2008, and not only did Gina Carano, who is described as an “undefeated kickboxing champ,” make the list, she somehow landed just behind Hillary Clinton.  You remember her, the first woman to have a legitimate shot at becoming President of the United States!?  Also known as Barack Obama’s future Secretary of State!!?!  Apparently that makes you slightly more influential than a female MMA fighter who beat a few opponents she was supposed to beat and struggled to make weight every single time.

Look, I love Carano as much as anyone, except perhaps the creepy dudes or Jared Shaw, though that’s redundant.  I think it’s great what she’s done for female MMA.  Her contributions to the sport through the CBS fights are immeasurable, and if stuff like this helps her get signed by Zuffa, while simultaneously upping the credibility of female MMA (also known as kickboxing, apparently), then great.

But ranking her #5, when you don’t even know what sport she actually participates in?  That’s just indefensible.  Not that we should take this list that seriously.  Angelina Jolie is #1, after all, because apparently being an actress and having/adopting a bunch of children is more important than almost becoming president or commanding an army of willing women followers, as Oprah, who’s #3, has done.  Hell, Sarah Palin is #2, and she’s just a step up from an especially charming contestant on "America’s Got Talent."   In other words, the list is pretty bullshit to begin with.

Maybe I’d be more amenable to Carano getting a spot on this list if she had consistently made weight for her fights.  Or if she had faced a tough opponent, like “Cyborg” Santos.  I realize only one of those two things is under her control, but my point is she’s not exactly a female Jackie Robinson.  Though, if you don’t account for inflation, I’ll bet she and Robinson got paid about the same.

(Props: MMA Mania)

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Justin- December 4, 2008 at 10:05 am
I strongly believe that I am single handedly responsible for her even making this list.
Da Truth- December 4, 2008 at 5:13 am
'She didnt make weight' blah blah blah the loser who wrote this needs to wipe the Cheeto Dust off his fat sausage fingers and get a phuking life.
Erick - December 3, 2008 at 12:01 pm
Speaking of Bullshit lists I would like to see Barbara Walters interview Kimbo Slice as one of 2008s most fascinating people.
glad not to be female- December 3, 2008 at 11:47 am
Do you know why women are dumb? 6 of 10 of the most "influential" women are TV personalities and 1 does not have a job, the other 3 are sports stars. What a joke.

Keep reading people magazines and wonder why you make less money then a a man.
Anonymous- December 3, 2008 at 11:31 am
just wait till they figure out that tax cuts / rebates won't be handed out based on skin color his popularity polls will be lower than Bush's are now
sodak- December 3, 2008 at 11:21 am
she influenced me into liking female mma i used to hate it but gina single handedly swayed me. i'm actually pumped to see the gina cyborg fight. i'd like to see palin and gina fight for the number two spot in a thunderdome death cage match, and then a less violent baby oil match with jolie for the number 1 spot.
Anonymous- December 3, 2008 at 11:21 am
Suppose Gina sees me coming out of the shower and decides to come on to me. I'm looking good, got a luscious V of hair going through my chest pubes down to my ball fro. She takes one look at me and goes " Oh my god, I've had the old bull now I want the young calf" and grabs me by the weiner.
Imbecile- December 3, 2008 at 11:20 am
Didn't you realize that politics have simply become a popularity contest?

How else do you explain the shockingly inexperienced candidate who was just elected President? A couple years trying to radicalize Chicago public schools, a couple more years amounting to being practically a non-voting member of the Illinois State Senate, winning a US Senate seat running virtually unopposed, and a year in the Senate before going on sabbatical to make a run for the Presidency. Yup, that is the finest resume for Commander in Chief we have ever had! It was nothing but a popularity contest voted on by the same morons that probably would elect Angelina Jolie to be President of the World if they had the opportunity.

Gina Carano is sitting just fine on that list. It is pretty funny that you jackasses that voted for Obama because you bought into all of his star power over actual qualifications are now outraged that people like Carano and Jolie would top Influential Women lists. I would think CP would be pleased by this list, since you guys pretty much run an MMA gossip site. You are kinda like the Perez Hilton of MMA, and seeing Gina's name on lists like this is nearly the equivalent for you of catching another shot of Britney Spears getting into a limo sans panties.
J- December 3, 2008 at 11:03 am
despite the naming of the list I'm pretty sure it is based on the number of online searches recorded in 2008 and with the towel incident its no wonder she's up there pretty high. I find it even more amazing that I have yet to see any digitally enhanced stills of the one second you could see her boobs ( or at least the one on the right) when the towel dropped.

Ps if you have seen that still post a link already damn you.
Clyde- December 3, 2008 at 10:59 am
Wow. 5th? Most people I know don't know her name and couldn't pick her out of a line-up. Big shout out to the suffragettes, if it weren't for you, women may not have so much influence on the world.

Jesus fucking christ.
Billy Bad Ass- December 3, 2008 at 10:55 am
"Hell, Sarah Palin is #2, and she’s just a step up from an especially charming contestant on 'America's Got Talent.'"



Lincoln- December 3, 2008 at 10:47 am
Deep down even some woman wish they could kick ass.Not to mention a lot of woman wish they had Gina's tits to.