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Gina Carano Channels Mel Gibson circa 1996 in Trailer for “In the Blood”

On Wednesday, we passed along the incredibly generic poster for Gina Carano‘s latest action flick, In the Blood, which in itself is an incredibly generic, almost meaningless series of words. Seriously, unless Carano’s character swims in her husband’s blood and/or reveals that he is actually her brother (TWIST!) in this film, In the Blood is the kind of vacant, faux-badass phrase that makes absolutely zero sense and seems destined for an Affliction shirt in the near future.

In any case, a trailer for In the Blood hit the Interwebz earlier today. In it, you will find Carano going all “Give me back my son husband!” across Fiji maybe (?) after a ziplining escapade gone awry unearths a conspiracy that goes ALL THE WAY TO THE TOP, I TELLS YA! While the trailer makes sure to include plenty of ‘splosions, Superman punches*, and the guitar riff you always hear at UFC weigh-ins, it is surprisingly absent of Danny Trejo, which makes me wonder if he even beheads a guy with a machete before having a threesome with the jabroni’s wife and daughter in this film. (*sighs*)

In the Blood hits select theaters, iTunes, and On Demand April 4th.

*Which brings us to our next CagePotato Ban: Superman punches in movies featuring MMA fighters. Has there ever been a movie tentatively connected to MMA that *didn’t* include this move? We get it, the Superman punch has a cool name and looks cool to boot. It’s also a technique that only an absolute dipshit would attempt in a street fight. 

-J. Jones

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‘Cage vs. Cons’ Somehow Still Operational; Danny Trejo, Tiny Lister Sign On to Host First Show

(Well, this just *screams* legitimacy. Pic: Cage vs. Cons)

My God, we had totally forgotten about this debacle: About a year ago we told you that a couple of janky promoters out in Hollyweird were set to launch a series of live MMA shows pitting a stable of “good guy” professional fighters against “bad boy” former convicts and criminals. At the time, the whole venture – called “Cage vs. Cons,” you’ll remember – seemed too hokey to become reality. Well, guess again, as a reader tip pointed out this week that somehow nobody has stepped in to pull the plug on this walking corpse and its official website says “Cage vs. Cons” is actually gearing up for its first show in May.

But, but, but wait, it gets worse (yes, that’s an Onyx reference for all you 30-somethings): Cage vs. Cons has allegedly inked well known character actors Danny Trejo and Tommy “Tiny” Lister – better known as “Machete” from, uh, “Machete” and “Deebo” from “Friday,” respectively – to be “hosts” of sorts for the first event. And yes, the website actually refers to Lister as “Deebo” half the time as if that’s his real name. They’ve also released a complete-ish lineup of fights (so, they’re one step ahead of the average Strikeforce show) and are advertising live performances from a boatload of rappers we’ve heard of before. The particulars, including the bitchin’ “Cage vs. Cons” theme song – by a group called Big Twins – are all after the jump.

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(Props: "hubris" on the UG)

What you’re about to see is a highlight-reel of sorts from a 1998 flick called Champions. We’ll let IMDb handle the synopsis:

William Rockman (Louis Mandylor) is a champion "Terminal Combat" fighter who retired from the sport after accidentally killing a young man while training. Five years after his retirement, Terminal Combat has been banned by the government and has gone underground. The "new" Terminal Combat is just that; one combatant in each match usually does not live to tell about the experience. When Rockman’s younger brother is killed in one of the underground matches by his old rival, the King (Ken Shamrock), Rockman enters the tournament to exact revenge on the King, not knowing that the King and his wife, Daria, have been enslaved by Max Brito (Danny Trejo), the tournament’s greedy promoter. When it becomes known that Brito intends to rake in huge bucks for a rematch between Rockman and the King (their last fight 5 years before had ended in a draw), and that he also intends to kill the King either inside or outside of the ring (and therefore keep Daria for himself as a concubine), Rockman, the King, and other tournament survivors band together to plan Daria’s rescue and their escape.

Anyway, I feel bad for anyone who had to watch this, but Trejo is a legend, and it’s pretty cool that his character’s last words are "AHHH! BEEYITCH!"

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