Originally Posted by Loch
I don't know that Santos is currently giving the sport a good name, you know with the year long 'roids ban and all.
Haha Loch, Touche! You know, it's funny with me. Gina Carano has ALWAYS pissed me off. She is one of those people in the unique position where I thought she could honestly make a difference in a sport which was desperately trying to be taken seriously. I thought that female MMA could have really benefitted from making her the poster girl of their sport, and that she could help propel it forward. But she always squandered the opportunity. She seemed more interested in the lifestyle than taking it seriously. She never seemed to take the training seriously; she always had a tough time making weight. She has had 8 professional fights, and in those fights, she has not made weight 5 times. She also once blamed not making weight on the fact that she was on her period. Yes, she's gorgeous, but OH what could have been...
Now, it's almost like I go out of my way to be pissed at her. I have always thought of Santos as somebody who took the sport seriously. When she was caught using stanozolol, it was more forgivable to me because I knew that she wanted to be the best... at any cost. Carano never cared enough about winning, so getting caught with banned substances is something that would never happen to her.
Now that you have pointed it out, it seems as though I am looking at this from a strange point of view; almost a little backwards thinking on my part. Maybe I should cut Carano a little more slack here...