Top female fighter Gina Carano talks about the Weigh-in debacle at EliteXC “Heat”. Carano also comments on being paid only 1/20th of what Kimbo Slice made, as her fight pulled in the second highest rating of the night, even eclipsing Andrei Arlovski vs. Roy Nelson.
Dana White “If you think wrestling and jiu-jitsu is boring, you’re in the wrong … business, brother.”
“What makes MMA so exciting is that anyone can win on any given day. Even a guy who’s losing badly can pull a submission out … and win. That’s what’s been going on in my sport for nine years, and it’s why I love it.
“These guys are selling the sport because it’s popular, but now they’re trying to change the rules. … If you think wrestling and jiu-jitsu is boring, you’re in the wrong … business, brother.”
“This is illegal, these guys should go to jail for that … You could bet on this fight in Vegas. It’s no secret Kimbo stinks on the ground. It’s no secret Petruzelli should take him to the ground. But what you didn’t know is that the scumbag promoter had told him not to.”
“If this happened in Nevada, or if it happened with me, the FBI would be investigating it. If this thing does not get investigated properly, it’s the biggest slap in the face to sports.”
Frank Shamrock tells Sherdog, that if they would off put him instead on a “nobody” (Petruzelli), Slice might of not be in such bad shape. Getting knocked out by a MMA legend and former champion is better then losing to a light heavyweight who hasn’t competed in over a year.
â€œWhen I realized we would have to cancel the show, I said, â€˜Look, Iâ€™ll fight the guy. You know, itâ€™s a great story — little brother steps into the spot, comes out of the booth. Itâ€™s very compelling, but we need a fight to happen thatâ€™s compelling,…That went around for hours. Then I put my shirt on and went to work. No one committed to it, so I just kept talking.â€
â€œKimbo is great, great for ratings … But Kimbo fighting a star, a superstar, somebody whoâ€™s going to elevate him or knock him down in a good way â€¦ thatâ€™s what we needed that night. We didnâ€™t need a nobody to beat Kimbo.â€