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Gina Carano does her best to play down the various EliteXC controversies in this interview with Steve Cofield. They cover everything from her naked weigh-in (where maybe Jared Shaw tried to sneak a peek) to her very meager pay to the impending investigation into the Seth Petruzelli bonus fiasco to…wait a minute. Is that the national anthem playing in the background? Gina, did you carry on with the interview through the national fucking anthem? The goddamn Star-Spangled Banner!? Jesus, that’s worse than wearing a hat during it! And you call yourself an American Gladiator.

But on a serious note, where I get confused is where Carano says she’s actually happy that people know how little she made (1/20 of Kimbo’s purse, as Cofield points out) because now they’ll know she doesn’t do this for money. Now, I’m no high-powered sports agent, but I have to think that maybe it’s this attitude that’s the problem. It’s one thing to say you’re not only in this for the money, but this is your career. It’s not just about what you want; it’s about what’s fair. I’m sure there are plenty of up-and-coming women fighters who wish that you’d make this point to your employers a little more forcefully. Plus, maybe if you made more to fight you wouldn’t have to do all this other shit on the side. Just saying.

Below, check out a clip from Randy Couture‘s perfectly coiffured days as a wrestler. An extra special bonus surprise awaits you after the jump. Props to MMA Scraps for the find(s).

Skip to 1:23 for the beginning/ending of the fight. Note the perfect cut to the shocked girl in the crowd who can barely bring herself to clap. That’s editing!

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WhyTheHate- October 15, 2008 at 11:21 am
The second best wrestler in the USA in a given weight class would be the best in almost any other country.

Of the tens of thousands of high school wrestlers in the country probably something like 300 or less get wrestle at the collegiate level in a given year. Of those most never make the varsity. Of those a handful will ever compete for an NCAA title.

Most NCAA title winners never make a USA national team or even come close.

For this guy to be the second best in his weight class in the USA for over a decade and in the top 5 for 4 straight Olympic cycles means something. What it means is that he is a phenomenal wrestler no matter what Tyrone's ignorant opinion is. Not many MMA fighters have done what Randy has done in wrestling although its true that a very tiny group of them have surpassed it.

To call Randy a career loser given what he did in Wrestling is beyond stupid. Tyrone's post simply utterly fails on every level.
Anonymous- October 15, 2008 at 11:08 am
dont touch gloves with the guy running at you retard
Jason Lee- October 15, 2008 at 9:11 am
I don't know how much they blow out of proportion Couture's wrestling pedigree

They usually just mention he's a world class wrestler, and it's true, they never say he's the best at greco-roman wrestling

I think goldberg sometimes says he's an accomplished wrestler so there's a bit of a stretch there... I remember he said that about jon fitch and fitch openly admits he sucked at wrestling

Oh and BROCK LESNAR is gonna crush Couture's Skull in, Couture better drink more milk so his brittle old bones don't break under the power and ferocity of Lesnar

Go ahead and use your mediocre greco-wrestling skills on a div. 1 NCAA champion who has 60 lb on you
Elk Snot- October 15, 2008 at 5:30 am
You're right....he was never an Olympic medalist. He was only a 5-time UFC champ. He's 45 and you're still talking about him. What does that say?
Tyrone Shoelaces- October 15, 2008 at 12:13 am
Oh fuck... not the old man's wrestling videos.....
look, enough with him being a substitute and never being the best
american wrestler of his day, never mind the world.
celebrate Lindland who I believe was the 2nd best in the world.

I have never heard anyones failure in a sport be lauded so much.
He wasnt a world champ or olympic champ or even an olympian, he was an alternate.

# 1988: Olympic team alternate
# 1992: Olympic team alternate
# 1996: Olympic team alternate
# 2000: Semifinalist at the 2000 Olympic Trials

I admire perseverance but this guy is a career loser.

Kurt Angle at least was a world AND olympic champ.

Its like the guy talking about the TD he threw in high school.

He had a nice career, somewhat successful and somewhat mediocre (4-5 stretch), so there's no need to bring up his lacklustre wrestling pedigree.
tully- October 14, 2008 at 10:55 pm
they better start paying gina more, with little to no competition left for lawler and shields, and kimbo getting pwnt, she could be their biggest draw very soon, assuming they dont go out of business entirely.
mmmiles- October 14, 2008 at 8:47 pm
Tae Kwon Do-owwwwnd!
@kaleb- October 14, 2008 at 6:51 pm
The guy he was wrestling scored 5 points for that suplex and 2 poitns for the roll (where it looked like randy was holding him) because he initiated the move. Randy scored 3 points for that arm throw and the rest of his takedowns were 1 point. The roll at the very end didn't count because time expired.
Fenix- October 14, 2008 at 5:44 pm
And what a beautiful mane it was...

Randy was a sexy beast! I bet he got tang left and right back then lol. Don't know why but the first thing I thought of was The Hoff.
babcock- October 14, 2008 at 5:22 pm
P.S.S. i still really wanna do Gina Carano
Kaleb- October 14, 2008 at 5:21 pm
Could anyone explain to me, why exatcly Couture lost the Greco match? Im a little uneducated on how exactly he lost. Unless that wasn't the whole match, i dont know.
babcock- October 14, 2008 at 5:21 pm
P.S. Randy should join hair club or rogain or somethin cuz damn, thats a nice head of hair!
babcock- October 14, 2008 at 5:19 pm
That was worse than Manny "The Dick" Gamburyn touch and spin kick move
greenseed- October 14, 2008 at 5:11 pm
if EXC goes under all Gina is gonna get from Dark Wing Dana is an offer to become Arriany's wingwoman.
Hebrew Hammerfist- October 14, 2008 at 4:44 pm
If EliteXC truly does go under, I wonder how long until Dana changes his tune on womens MMA in the UFC.

He may not accept it, but it's certainly a cash cow for him, especially with Gina.
zmmajunky- October 14, 2008 at 4:33 pm
It does suck for Gina! She should get paid more!! If you look at her Trading Cards on Ebay, she is one of the top 3 most expensive selling MMA cards. If people are paying that much for cards, I'm sure there are people buy tickets to see her fight!!
Renzo for President- October 14, 2008 at 4:16 pm
I agree with Blackleg on the Swayze look but I also think of Mel Gibson circa Lethal Weapon era.
Randizzle- October 14, 2008 at 3:53 pm
Blackleg- October 14, 2008 at 3:52 pm
Jesus Couture, somebody was 'Crazy for Swayze' weren't they.
Dakyn- October 14, 2008 at 3:51 pm
Kicked in the face when he was trying to touch gloves, that's gonna suck.
Eddie Nash- October 14, 2008 at 3:50 pm
I'd eat a yard of it!
B- October 14, 2008 at 3:45 pm
Was that Kevin Randleman? ;D
Apes can organize rallies now ACORN- October 14, 2008 at 3:43 pm
That kick was super imposed. Fake
Juan Blanco- October 14, 2008 at 3:14 pm
Only two words come to mind with that KO kick... Hieee Yahhhh!!!
ruckus- October 14, 2008 at 3:13 pm
yeesh... gotta keep those hands up play boy.