Girl fighting is “sports entertainment”

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carano_v_cyborgI’ve seen my share of contrived fighting, and I think I saw some tonight.  The much hyped (in some circles) fight between Gina Carano and Cris Cyborg was presented by Strikeforce on Showtime tonight and things were definitely suspect.  First of all, the one girl is named Cyborg.  She may as well be part of Techno Team 2000 at that point, because that’s got WWE written all over it.  The fight seemed like it was being stretched for time throughout, and despite my rooting interests was soundly going in favor of the machine-woman.

Then I found myself asking “why would the clock disappear from the screen at the five second mark?” just before the referee called the match in favor of the Cyborg at the moment the horn sounded to end the first round.  I’m really surprised there weren’t twin referees at that point.  Despite the controversy the commentators kept pointing to, the decision stood and a new 145-pound Strikeforce Women’s World Champion was crowned.

I’m sure there will be a rematch, but I honestly hope there isn’t.  Gina “Crush” Carano could be doing so many better things with her time.  I can wait until she gets into some real fake fighting.

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  • Kevinmld said,

    Yeah so we compared it to UFC 100 on our DVR and they take the time off the screen with 8 seconds left in every round.

    It’s a little weird that the fight was stopped with a second left but Gina was done. She wasn’t defending herself. It was her first fight in like ten months or something while she’s been off doing American Gladiators and Maxim photo shoots… Also it was her first time fighting five minute rounds… So there are plenty of excuses. But she just got beat.

    Strikeforce definitely would have preferred Gina win though because she’s their biggest/second biggest name…

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