Brazil’s Version Of Gina Carano Hot, Beats Up Men

Here’s some early video and photos of very attractive Brazilian female professional MMA fighter Claudia Gadelha.

Claudia Gadelha

Thanks to clips of her on Youtube and a recent “workout” video, Gadelha is now being compared to Gina Carano. But while Gadelha is still mostly under the radar in North America, in her home country of Brazil she’s exploded in popularity.

Claudia Gadelha

That phenomenon though isn’t based on her participation in sanctioned MMA fights.
(She has just one.) Gadelha has made a name for herself fighting men as a sideshow attraction on the country’s wildly-popular Panic variety show. Read more…

ESPN The Mag Gina Carano Topless Cover Posted

Michael McCarthy of USA TODAY posts this extremely natural looking topless shot of Gina Carano for one of the six covers of ESPN THE MAGAZINE’s upcoming “The Body” Issue.

Gina Carano's Topless Shot For ESPN The Mag Cover

(A topless cover? Okay, that makes no sense)

Earlier today, I posted the Serena Williams fully-nude cover. That’s two of six covers. #3:

Dwight Howard Cover of ESPN The Magazine The Body Issue

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Soon All Of Our Movies Will Feature Gina Carano

We ruminated yesterday on Rampage Jackson forsaking his scheduled UFC bout with Rashad Evans to run off and star in a movie adaptation of “The A-Team.” Now another MMA star is heading to big screen, only this time the project is a bit more prestigious (sorry, Mr. T).

Gina Carano

Gina Carano, loser of the recent  “Carano vs. Cyborg” showdown with Cristiane Santos but still a winner to me, has been chosen for the leading role in the Steven Soderbergh spy thriller “Knockout.” See what they did there with the double meaning in the title? Oh Hollywood, you witty weaver of irony. Read more…

Speed Read: Cable Doesn’t KO Punch-Up Rumors

The Oakland Raiders: they put the “Holy crap, Coach just slugged an assistant!” in “dysfunction.” At least, we’ll have to assume that’s what happened, as Raiders head coach Tom Cable (who is not, by the way, in way over his head) didn’t do much to clarify reports that he broke the jaw of defensive assistant coach Randy Hanson with a sucker punch, with his only response being that “it’s an internal issue and we’re dealing with it, and that’s all I’m going to say.”

Tom Cable, Randy Hanson

That sure didn’t sound like a denial, and “dealing with it” sure seems like code for “I’m going to use a tire iron to cave in the head of the next pipsqueak who asks me about this.” The Raiders are becoming more like a sitcom every day. Sort of like “Coach“, but with less physical comedy and more physical assault.

Cast of Coach

 (Remember when Hayden Fox crushed Luther’s jaw with a punch? Me either.)

(Although I do love the episode where Coach smashed in Dauber’s face with a beer bottle after he lost the playbook right before the big game in a wacky mix-up.)

If Cable (who is totally qualified to be an NFL head coach and has the winning demeanor of a John Madden or Curly Lambeau) wasn’t admitting to anything on Monday, then at least his players were rolling over on him, starting a “Cable, Bumaye” chant during practice to mimic the cheers Muhammad Ali got from the African people before the “Rumble in the Jungle.”

And about Hanson: Raiders fans might remember, he’s the same coach that irritated Lane Kiffin so much that he “suspended him for one game, said he had medical issues and then tried to fire him” before Al Davis stepped in and backed Hanson, who apparently is one of his favorites. So Cable (who is not treading so much water that the band from “Titanic” is standing by) probably picked the worst person in the organization to slug except for Davis himself.

(Also, you have to wonder if one of those “medical conditions” that Kiffin tried to use to fire Hanson was a “permanent glass jaw”…)

Meanwhile, Beano Cook thinks that Syracuse should get a spot ready for another Heisman Trophy to go along with those representing Jim Brown and Ernie Davis. After all, if they found a way to get Ron Powlus back at QB, anything is possible. Of course, Beano Cook is a rambling old man, the kind who holds up the line at the supermarket so he can check every item on the receipt for errors.

greg paulus qb

So no, Syracuse didn’t get “Heisman” Powlus into their football program, but it’s close: they announced yesterday that former Duke point guard Greg Paulus will be the starting QB for their opening game against Minnesota. It’s either a testament to the athletic ability of Paulus - who hasn’t played football since high school but was once the Gatorade National Player of the Year - or the sorry state of Syracuse football that someone who has been out of the game for years is their best bet. I won’t say which one, but merely point out that Syracuse was 3-25 in the Big East the last four years.

Finally, let’s see…former WWE champion decides to become an MMA fighter. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. But this time we aren’t talking about a UFC heavyweight champion/Coors aficionado, but a new possible women’s MMA star. The DAYTON DAILY NEWS says that Lisa Marie Varon, who wrestled until recently in the WWE as Victoria, has been training for nearly a year and is ready to make her MMA debut soon.


On the positive side, Varon is a former bodybuilding and fitness model who was one of the most physical women’s wrestlers, and she is working with former UFC champ Rich Franklin’s trainer. The downsides are that she is 38, and has almost no fighting experience.


Still, she apparently is quite serious about this, and wants to become a part of the Strikeforce women’s division. While she might not talented enough to rival Christiane “Cyborg” Santos, I think we can agree that seeing Varon take on Gina Carano would be a much more attractive match-up.

In other sports news that you might have missed while celebrating the fact that The Kids In The Hall are getting back together for a TV project:

  • No matter what, Scott Boras always wins. This time it was getting a last-minute deal done between the Washington Nationals and his client, No. 1 draft pick Stephen Strasburg. The price tag? Just a cool four years and $15 million - almost double what the Cubs signed Mark Prior for in 2001 in what had been the previous largest contract for a draft pick.
  • The NEW YORK TIMES wonders if Y.E. Yang’s shocking victory over Tiger Woods in the PGA Championship will start a golfing boom in Asia that could help the PGA Tour. Because that’s worked so well for the LPGA…
  • Speaking of which, CNBC’s Darren Rovell says that other than Yang, the biggest winner on Sunday might have been Le Coq Sportif, the clothing line whose red rooster logo got almost $2 million of free air time during final round coverage.
  • The Lingerie Football League has released its preseason “All Fantasy Team“, but BUSTED COVERAGE wants to know if you should be more insulted to be a third-team offensive lineman or first-team offensive lineman.
  • Stephen Good might be the starting right guard for the Oklahoma Sooners, but EVERY DAY SHOULD BE SATURDAY says there’s one thing that terrifies him more than losing to Texas: Clowns, especially Pennywise from “It”. No word on if he wet the bed when Bozo the Clown came on as a kid.
  • Sad news from the CHARLOTTE OBSERVER: former North Carolina State LB Edrick Smith was killed early Sunday morning when a hit-and-run drunk driver smashed into the Honda Accord he was in, splitting it in two.
  • NEWSOK.COM says that Oklahoma All-American TE Jermaine Gresham broke his vow of media silence last Friday … to give a “shout out” to Michael Vick for being signed by the Eagles. Also, he gave “mad props” to attempted Presidential assassin/Manson Family member Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme for being released from prison.
  • Great, another “Polish canoeist goes nuts on the way to World Championships and forces plane into emergency landing” story.
  • Two men from Honolulu were arrested in Las Vegas for having pot in their car after leading police on a short chase. Not much of a story, until you realize that the men were Honolulu cops in Nevada to play on a softball team in the Nevada Police & Fire Games. Needless to say, Dano has already booked them, and then beat them for being so stupid.
  • This might be a bit more than gamesmanship: a top British rugby team was having players use fake blood so they could substitute in better kickers during key stages of games.

What’s your favorite moment of coaching violence (real or threatened)?

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Cyborg Stops Carano In Huge MMA Women’s Fight

During the build up for Gina Carano’s fight against Christiane “Cyborg” Santos last night in San Jose, Carano’s manager claimed that they had turned down “multiple offers” from Playboy to have Carano do a spread for the magazine, saying that “it never even reached to a point where we would talk about money.” Umm, about that…after Carano was stopped by Santos at the end of the first round, her manager might want to place a call to Hugh Hefner to see if that offer still stands.

Gina Carano vs Christiane Santos

And when I say that she was stopped “at the end of the first round” I mean that literally - as in “with one second left,” a fact that left most of the crowd wanting more. And with good reason: for 4:59, they put on an entertaining slugfest that had more thrills than the last UFC card. But as you can see in the video after the jump, it was Santos’ ability to throw punches in bunches that was the difference in the fight:

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Gina Carano Loses Towel For Her Latest Weigh-In

Gina Carano is headlining an MMA card for something called “Strikeforce” in San Jose tonight that Steve Cofield of YAHOO SPORTS calls, “the biggest fight in women’s MMA history.”

Gina Carano Loses Towel (And Weight) For Weigh-In

(Got you thinking about if Gina really did do that sex tape?)

Guys (and girls?), what’s hotter, Gina Carano …

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But as you might expect, the most intense part of the media coverage was the uncoverage of Carano at Friday’s weigh-in.

Gina Carano naked weigh-in

(Humiliation helped Gina get her act together this time?)

Carano has had serious issues in the past making her 145-pound limit. But this time she came in two pounds underweight, which is a far cry when she had to get nekkid for her big fight last year on CBS.

Gina Carano Party Photos Tonya Evinger

Perhaps Carano is cleaning up her act outside the Octagon led to the lighter weight? (Video of weigh-in after the jump.)

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Week In Review: Reggie & Kim K. Kaput as Couple

• First Tony & Jess, and now Reggie Bush & Kim Kardashian call it quits. NFL star giving his Hollywood honey the heave-ho trifecta now in play.

Kim Kardashian Reggie Bush

• Tour de France teammate Alberto Contador has some strong words for Livestrong leader Lance Armstrong.

• Florida Panthers exec Uri Man is the man for making moves on Fox News anchor Ainsley Earhardt during an on-air interview.

Zorn has scorn for porn: The Redskins coach says he’s never seen any sexually explicit sites.

• The WNBA’s Washington Mystics won’t use a Kiss Cam at games because they’re afraid of locating lesbians locking lips.

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Porn Star Beats Up Husband; Gina Carano Next?

It would be nice if Gina Carano could face an opponent with strong fighting skills who could also share her same sex appeal. Because as far as gals that can kick your ass, Gina’s quite a looker (despite Kit Cope’s criticisms). Well, we may have finally found Gina’s match in porn star Stormy Daniels.

Stormy Daniels

As Rick noted in this morning’s Speed Read, Ms. Daniels was arrested last Saturday on charges of domestic battery. Stormy - who’s known off the set as Stephanie Gregory Clifford - reported became upset at her husband over an unpaid bill & began throwing things at him.

But Stormy denies erupting into a raging tempest toward her better half. Why, it was all just a wacky misunderstanding!

(As you would expect, more stunning pics of Stormy after the jump.)

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Week In Review: Tony’s Romo-ance w/Jessica Ova

• Dallas Cowboys fans finally have their prayers answered: Tony Romo has called it quits with Jessica Simpson.

Tony Romo Jessica Simpson

Chris Cooley doesn’t like to beat a dead horse - he prefers to blow it up instead.

Erin Andrews seems to appear a bit thin lately. Still, she knows how to look good in a shredded dress.

Gina Carano’s ex claims he has a sex tape of the MMA star in “action“.

• Former boxer Arturo Gatti found dead, supposedly killed by his wife.

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Gina Carano Sex Tape Revealed: Wanna Watch?

Yahoo MMA Blogger Steve Cofield reports today that a MMA Fighter named Kit Cope is claiming he made a sex tape with Gina Carano and that it’s in a “very safe place.”

Gina Carano Sex Tape

(Anon Dude: Got Tetanus?)

Carano broke up with Cope two years ago, so like you, I’m flabbergasted he didn’t destroy the private porno the minute she walked out the door. Right, uh-huh.

Would you buy a sex tape starring Gina Carano?

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Gina Carano Tonya Evinger on bed

(Prequel already in the can?)

With Carano now a major MMA celebrity, the long-discarded Cope is now attempting to exact revenge on her by touting the tape to anyone who will listen.


“There is media that’s in a very safe place. She’s so worried about that too,” Cope then mentioned that Carano really wasn’t all that special intimately. “I just need to add, I’ve smashed a lot finer than that.”

Whatta guy. Read more…