10 Jan 2012 13:08:38 PM
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9 Jan 2012 16:32:13 PM
(Video courtesy of Access Hollywood)
Access Hollywood was on hand at last week’s Haywire premiere in Hollywood and got the chance to speak with a few members of the film’s cast, including its star, Gina Carano.
Channing Tatum, Bill Paxton and Obi Wan Kenobi all had great things to say about first-time actress, Carano. Hopefully the buttering up they gave her doesn’t persuade her to turn her back on MMA forever in favor of craft services and private posh trailers.Read More ADD COMMENTS (155) DIGG THIS
9 Jan 2012 09:00:00 AM
Success is a double edged sword. On one hand, it brings fame, fortune, and an immeasurable sense of self confidence, one that can only be gained by the awareness that you are truly the best at what you do. On the other, it brings crushing, tireless scrutiny from everyone around you, including those who helped build you up in the first place. And it is when you allow those naysayers to affect your daily routine, your mental state, or, in Christiane “Cyborg” Santos‘ case, your training regimen, that you have begun the inevitable fall from grace that follows.
Ever since her introduction to the public MMA circuit, Santos was looked at as a fighter who was simply on another level than that of her female counterparts. Her strength, striking ability, and general physique was shocking to even the most devoted MMA fans, and after she handled Gina Carano to take the Strikeforce women’s featherweight title, we knew she would be there for a long, long time.
And as with any case of athletic dominance, steroid accusations were immediately lobbed at the champ. Though there was little evidence to suggest any truth to these claims, pundits and keyboard warriors alike ruthlessly pursued them nonetheless. And as it turns out, behind the rumor was a fair bit of truth.Read More ADD COMMENTS (41) DIGG THIS
6 Jan 2012 12:47:53 PM
God damn you, ReX13. His running gag this week inspired us to revive an old, dead CagePotato feature, in which we take a moment to recognize some of your efforts in the comments section. Will we forget about this by next Friday? Maybe. Maybe not. All we have is this moment. And now, the eight greatest comments of the week…
ReX13 on “Report: Miesha Tate to Defend Strikeforce Title Against Ronda Rousey on March 3rd” [selected highlights]:
- “If you weren’t pretty, it wouldn’t matter what you said or didn’t say. That’s why you’re getting this attention.” – Miesha Tate
- “Man, Stalin was a real asshole, killing his own people like that.” – Pol Pot
- “Wow, that Bachmann chick is stuck on turbo-crazy. The only reason people are giving her the time of day is because she’s a relatively attractive woman in the Republican party. Does she hear the words that are coming out of her mouth?” – Sarah Palin
- “Goddammit, I’ve spent fifteen years in this neighborhood trying to increase property vaules, and a whole fucking passel of kettles just moved in next door. With their hippity hop music and Tyler Perry movies…..we better get a dog, honey.” – Pot
- “Bobby Flay is kinda a douche, you guys.” – Guy Fieri
- “The Duggars should stop having children. Can they even handle the children they already have?” – Nadya “Octomom” Suleman
- “That Octomom is such an attention whore.” – Kate Gosselin
- “Fuck you, bitch.” – Nadya Suleman
ElDandy on “Video of the Day: Fabricio Werdum Is as Inappropriate as We Are and Fedor Isn’t Impressed“
Fedor’s high priest looks like every dude I’ve ever seen at a Widespread concert.
Fried Taco on “Aw Geez, Now BJ Penn is Calling Nick Diaz a Cheater“:
At least BJ is right about one thing. No one will ever accuse him of being the bigger man.
5 Jan 2012 11:53:27 AM
(Props: GQ. Click all photos for larger versions.)
Following up on the success of The Greatest Gina Carano Photo of All-Time, GQ has released four more photos of Gina in an online gallery accompanying their interview with the Haywire star from the January 2012 issue. We’ve placed the other photos after the jump, along with a bonus photo-shoot video that you’ll also want to see.Read More ADD COMMENTS (580) DIGG THIS
3 Jan 2012 14:52:07 PM
Well, it’s really seeming less and less likely that Gina Carano will be coming back to compete in MMA.
In spite of the fact that she says she is undecided whether or not her professional future resides in the cage or on the big screen, Carano, who attended Friday’s UFC 141 event in Las Vegas to help promote the upcoming January 20 release of her film, “Haywire,” seems to be talking a lot in the past tense when addressing her fight career.
Gina told MMAFighting.com’s Ariel Helwani that she spent the past two-and-a-half years making the film and getting to know herself better and flip-flopped between explaining that she pulled out of her June fight with Sarah D’Alelio due to medical and personal reasons, adding that she wished that the media would just stop asking what the issue was.
Check out the video and read the most telling quotes after the jump.Read More ADD COMMENTS (33) DIGG THIS
2 Jan 2012 10:48:22 AM
It’s a new year, Potato Nation, and aside from an endless number of Mayan-themed jokes that will undoubtedly punctuate most of our content, we’ve decided to kick off 2012 with you, our esteemed followers, in mind. And while we had more than our fill of exciting brawls in 2011, things like injury curses, excessive title shots, and sudden desires for film careers left us with hunger pains that could only be satiated by the announcement of another marquee match-up. That, or one of your wife’s famous steak sandwiches.
Call us greedy, call us insensitive, but we’re the type of fans that simply must have our every fantasy fulfilled, and it is with that in mind that we ask you, our fellow fanatics, to join us in a discussion of the five fights we NEED to witness this year, if only to end a few of the never ending arguments that constitute the CP comments sections. Here are our picks…
Why?: Because if we have to hear how lucky Silva got one more time, we are going to round up all of our writers and perform a full reenactment of Death of a (Real Estate) Salesman. Goldstein will play Willy Loman, the elderly and dillusional salesman (Obvs.). CrushCo will play Biff, the former football star who yearns for a life as a farmhand, and Seth will play Happy, the slacking womanizer, leaving none other than myself to play Linda. What can I say, it sucks being the new guy.Read More ADD COMMENTS (481) DIGG THIS
2 Jan 2012 07:44:28 AM
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As we enter the last week of 2011, join us in celebrating the year’s most memorable images — from tense face-offs to action shots, ring girl pin-ups to gnarly post-fight injuries, and other assorted insanity. If we’ve left out any of your favorite MMA photos from the past year, drop us a link in the comments section. Enjoy…Read More ADD COMMENTS (223) DIGG THIS
17 Dec 2011 12:45:17 PM
Actress/fighter Gina Carano is featured in the January 2012 issue of GQ, plugging her movie Haywire, and we’re finding it hard to concentrate on anything else today. Granted, we’ve seen some amazing photos of this woman over the years, but this is some next-level shit right here. Okay, Hollywood, you can have her. It’s for the greater good.Read More ADD COMMENTS (164) DIGG THIS
15 Nov 2011 12:04:51 PM
(Video courtesy of AOL)
Last weekend “Rowdy” Rousey spoke with Ariel Helwani about a variety of subjects and the outspoken decorated judoka who faces Julia Budd later this month had a lot to say on what makes women marketable in the sport among other topics.
Check out the quick quotes from the interview after the jump.Read More ADD COMMENTS (155) DIGG THIS
14 Nov 2011 08:12:06 AM
(Video courtesy of YouTube/MMAHEAT)
If any of you were worried (and we know some were since we read the comments here) that the reason your *former* fantasy girlfriend Gina Carano pulled out of her June Strikeforce return bout against Sarah D’Alelio was that she was pregnant, you can put her poster back up above your bed and her pillowcase back on in place of your Empire Strikes Back one.
Gina says she wasn’t with child, that is unless you’re counting Kit Cope and that her mystery illness will remain just that.Read More ADD COMMENTS (31) DIGG THIS
11 Nov 2011 11:20:07 AM
(Video courtesy of YouTube/HaywireMovie)
Relativity Media released a second slick new trailer for Gina Carano’s upcoming action flick “Haywire” today, and although it doesn’t really contain any new footage of note other than a not so surprising clip of Antonio Banderas saying he’s never done a woman before, it still makes us want to see the film that much more.
The jury is still out about whether or not we agree with their blatant alteration of Gina’s voice in the movie that makes her sound like a 46-year-old chain-smoking switchboard operator from a taxi company, but we’ll wait and see if it affects the overall quality of the film.Read More ADD COMMENTS (536) DIGG THIS
10 Nov 2011 11:15:16 AM
Gina Carano did an interview recently with Bullett Magazine in which the former face of women’s MMA who is set to make her big screen debut when “Haywire” is released in January made an interesting analogy comparing her opponents to past lovers.
“When you fight someone, you share the experience with that one person, and you’re never going to have that experience with someone else—even in another fight. I always have this weird connection with them. It really is like we had sex. I’ll always know how many people I fought.”
Does that mean she doesn’t know how many dudes who have rear-naked-choked her or are we reading too much into the quote?Read More ADD COMMENTS (187) DIGG THIS
3 Nov 2011 11:32:39 AM
(Video courtesy of YouTube/Blockbuster.co.uk. Gina’s voiceover courtesy of Bea Arthur)
If you simply can’t wait until January to watch Gina Carano pretend to be Jason Bourne and you live within a reasonable distance to Hollywood, you’re in luck as “Haywire” has just been added to the line-up for this weekend’s AFI Film Festival according to The Playlist.
The best part is, tickets for the screening of the Steven Soderbergh film are absolutely free.Read More ADD COMMENTS (26) DIGG THIS
1 Nov 2011 09:55:24 AM
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Zuffa announced today that tickets for its planned December 17 Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal event will go on sale next week, meaning Gilbert Melendez likely won’t be heading to the Octagon as planned until at least 2012 if all goes well.
It makes sense that they would have the San Francisco-based fighter headline the event, which will take place in San Diego at the Valley View Casino Center, but the question is, who will UFC lightweight champ Frankie Edgar fight in the meantime? Since “El Nino” likely won’t be ready to go again until at least February, it’s unlikely that the UFC will keep “The Answer” on the shelf for five months.
The card will also include a women’s featherweight championship bout between Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos and Hiroko Yamanaka, KJ Noons against a yet-to-be-named opponent, as well as the return of Gina Carano.Read More ADD COMMENTS (15) DIGG THIS
1 Sep 2011 07:54:19 AM
I’ve seen all kinds of crazy stuff go down at my local dive bar, and yet I’ve never had a beautiful woman proposition me by giving me the finger. (Oh, but what a magical world that would be.) In honor of Wild Turkey‘s “Give ‘em the Bird” campaign — which is definitely intended for people who live dangerously — we decided to round up the greatest obscene gestures in MMA history. Enjoy these unquestionably rude photos, which continue after the jump, and shoot us some links in the comments section if we’ve left out any good ones.
(Felice Herrig puts it all out there.)
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(Cuddly New York Jets coach Rex Ryan shares his opinion on Strikeforce matchmaking.)
30 Aug 2011 07:18:54 AM
(The “MMA Hairstyles” shirt in athetic gray. Click here for a full-size version of the t-shirt design on its own.)
In collaboration with artist/illustrator Derek Eads, we’re proud to announce the latest semi-official t-shirt design from CagePotato.com. The “MMA Hairstyles” shirt features the iconic silhouettes of 20 MMA stars — or more accurately, 17 actual stars plus three fighters who have made infamous follicular statements. How quickly can you identify them all?
You can purchase this masterpiece for the fair price of $22 at Society6.com in your choice of eight different colors, five different sizes, and two different genders. (Prove your loyalty to the Potato Nation and buy all 80 variations!)
For more of Derek Eads’s pop-cultural work, visit his official site, and check out some of his other art prints including Cage’s Hair Filmography, Murrays, and Samuel L. Jackson “Hollywood’s Target Practice.”Read More ADD COMMENTS (84) DIGG THIS
16 Aug 2011 17:06:42 PM
On this day in MMA history two years ago Strikeforce held it’s first event headlined by a women’s championship fight. Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg, which featured a bout between Gina Carano and Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos for the inaugural Strikeforce Women’s middleweight (145 pound) championship, took place on Saturday, August 15, 2009 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California.Read More ADD COMMENTS (7) DIGG THIS
10 Aug 2011 12:16:41 PM
By Jason Moles
While suffering through The Change-Up this weekend, I started thinking about the hypothetical situation of MMA fighters switching bodies. Obviously, one fighter would get the short end of the stick, like in all relationships, but other than that, it’s all good news from there. Imagine the man with a warrior spirit and broken body upgrading for a newer model. Imagine the heavy-duty gas-guzzler being replaced by a tiny, eco-friendly, electric car. Imagine experience and youth joining forces to reign terror on anything that steps in its way. So who most deserves a cinematic body-swap? Read on and find out…
Advantage: Baby Jay
For years, Penn has been criticized for his lack of self-discipline and willingness to stay in shape. Switching bodies would solve that problem and create what might be the best heavyweight in UFC history. A Nova Uniao Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt with explosive striking and a granite chin, Penn has everything that Lesnar wishes he had. The Prodigy would be a wrecking ball at heavyweight if he had Brock’s body — as long as the viking took the diverticulitis thing with him. If he had to keep the illness during the switch, then I guess we could all agree that we’d like to see Josh Koscheck trade bodies with Brock.Read More ADD COMMENTS (28) DIGG THIS
25 Jul 2011 12:02:07 PM
(Video courtesy of YouTube/GinaCaranodotorg)
Last Friday at Comic-Con Gina Carano made a rare media appearance to promote her upcoming starring role in the Steven Soderbergh blockbuster film “Haywire,” which is set to be released in theatres in January 2012.
The interview above with GinaCarano.org was apparently her first since losing to Cris ‘Cyborg’ Santos in 2009.
Check out the full transcription after the jump.Read More ADD COMMENTS (445) DIGG THIS
22 Jul 2011 13:31:32 PM
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Unless you’re Ben, in which case you can’t be within 200 yards of “Conviction,” and you’re heading to Comic-Con 2011 tomorrow, remember to go check out the Haywire Q&A with Gina Carano and director Steven Soderbergh from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in Hall H.
If you do go make sure you ask Gina some of the questions below that we all want answers to, like:
What was the “medical condition” you had?
When are you fighting next?
Did Antonio Banderas hit on you during filming?
Are you pregnant?
Is it Randy’s?
Did Kit Cope hypnotize you or was it roofies?
What was the best item on the craft services table?
Could you drop the restraining order against Goldstein?
What is your phone number?
Check out another new photo from the movie and the synopsis of the film, (whose release has been delayed until January 20, 2012) after the jump.Read More ADD COMMENTS (12) DIGG THIS
13 Jul 2011 13:38:00 PM
On July 21-24, Comic-Con 2011 will set up at the San Diego Convention Center for a nerd-tastic orgy of comic books (obviously), video games, action films, and at least one nightmare-inducing cosplay pageant. If you plan on attending next weekend, keep in mind that MMA star/actress Gina Carano will be in the building on Friday, July 22nd, as part of a sneak-preview of her long-delayed film Haywire. The presentation will go down from 12:15-1:15 PST in Hall H, if that means anything to you.
According to Carano’s manager Scott Karp, the former “Face of Women’s MMA” is “starting to feel better” following her mysterious withdrawal from Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum, and may soon know about her fighting future. She is currently fielding several film offers.Read More ADD COMMENTS (15) DIGG THIS
11 Jul 2011 08:45:52 AM
ATTENTION PAUL BUENTELLO: Please do this at Bellator 48. PLEASE.
“The only great failure in life is the failure to try.” -Some old wise man, probably with a large beard
Fail is sort of like porn. You can’t really define it properly, but you know it when you see it. And brother, we’ve seen some fail watching our favorite sport. It can happen anytime, from walking out to the ring, to celebrating your victory (see above), and anytime between. We here at CagePotato hold MMA and fighters in our highest regard … but we still like to point and laugh every once in a while. Allow us to present to you our first (in what we assume will be many) installment of MMA Fails.
Now let’s get it on!Read More ADD COMMENTS (615) DIGG THIS
28 Jun 2011 14:36:39 PM
Well, Cris “Cyborg” Santos is officially a free agent, which either means that Strikeforce was unwilling to pay her what she felt she was worth, or that Zuffa has decided against continuing to promote women’s MMA under the SF banner. Either way, it’s a blow to the promotion’s women’s division.
A source we spoke to today received confirmation from Cyborg’s management that Zuffa’s exclusive negotiation period with the 10-1 Curitiba, Brazil fighter ended yesterday and that the parent company of Strikeforce and the UFC failed to come to terms with the Strikeforce women’s middleweight champ before she became a free agent at the stroke of midnight.Read More ADD COMMENTS (1,089) DIGG THIS
22 Jun 2011 06:18:15 AM
Some selected highlights from our friends around the MMA blogosphere. E-mail email@example.com for details on how your site can join the MMA Link Club…
- Team Gina Carano Updates Strikeforce on Health Condition via Vague Email (5thRound)
- Pete Sell Returns to Competition After Two-Year Absence, Wins Ring of Combat Welterweight Title (TheFightNerd)
- The New CEO of ProElite Explains to Us How the Company Plans to Be the Number Two MMA Organization in the World (MiddleEasy)
- Werdum and Gloom: The Politics of Pulling Guard (NBC Sports MMA)
- Chad Griggs vs. Daniel Cormier Could Be ‘Logical Next Step’ for Strikeforce (MMA Fighting)
- Ring Girls Round-Up: Ashleigh Marley (LowKick)
- 28 Reasons We’d Love to Have Dana White’s Job (BleacherReport.com/MMA)
- ‘UFC 132: Cruz vs. Faber 2′ Conference Call Highlights (Five Ounces of Pain)
- UFC 133: Jorge Rivera Is Too Old to Keep Getting Punched in the Head (MMA Mania)
- Fedor Emelianenko: ‘Two Mistakes In A Row Cannot Be Coincidence’ (MMA Convert)Read More ADD COMMENTS (8) DIGG THIS
7 Jun 2011 16:20:02 PM
Strikeforce kicked off today’s “Overeem vs. Werdum” media conference call with some very bad news — franchise star Gina Carano will not be making her scheduled return to the cage against Sarah D’Alelio. Scott Coker told reporters that Carano failed her pre-fight medical examination, but didn’t share specific details about what might be wrong with her health.
Replacing Carano vs. D’Alelio on the televised card of the June 18th Showtime event will be the lightweight title eliminator between KJ Noons and Jorge Masvidal, which was originally slated for the prelims. The promotion may find a replacement opponent for D’Alelio, and will announce more details later. We’ll update you when we know more.Read More ADD COMMENTS (511) DIGG THIS
17 May 2011 07:51:20 AM
(Chuck Liddell poses with ‘Taboo’, co-host of Our Time.)
We have no idea how most of these encounters came about — but we’re sure they were all fairly awkward. Here are 21 of our favorite photos of MMA fighters rubbing shoulders with reality show stars, B-list actors, and aging rock royalty. Ah, the perks of fame…Read More ADD COMMENTS (111) DIGG THIS