“I fight guys in the gym, so I know what it’s like to get hit hard. I don’t back down” – Gina Carano
Muay Thai boxer turned MMA fighter Gina Carano is a double threat looker from Dallas County, Texas. With a record of 12 victories, 1 loss and 1 tie in Muay Thai, Carano moved on to doing Mixed Martial Arts and now reigns as the undefeated queen of fighting. If you haven’t heard of her, chances are you have either seen her in MAXIM or watched her kick another woman’s ass in EliteXC. Gina is a double threat because she has the swagger and power of a world-class fighter and the looks of a cover-girl. Having always been in athletics, Gina played basketball, volleyball and softball in high school.
One thing I admire about Gina (as one of her fanbois obviously) is her work ethic and dedication to the sport. She stays in phenomenal shape, is gracious to her fans and maintains a level of sweetness and femininity outside of the ring. With the amount of attention people pine on her looks it is easy to mistake her for a gimmick. That is until you see her fight. I am more than sure that Gina would “walk the dog” with most guys I know easily. So you can imagine she stays atop her mountain of win waiting for a woman who can climb up there and match her toe to toe. So far none have prevailed.
Outside of kicking people’s asses Gina has been featured as Natasha, a Soviet sniper in the game Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3. She was also Crush on the NBC rehash of American Gladiators and stars in the movie Blood and Bone alongside Michael Jai White. Like most martial artists I am of course jaded and wish to see more of Gina on the big screen taking the place of some of these wannabes that they cast as fighters. She has the looks and the skills so I cannot see what would stop her from a steady climb to success. We love you Gina, keep kicking ass.